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Locked: Haters gotta hate, so don't count it against one's score.

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  • Apr 18th, 2018 7:42 am
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Haters gotta hate, so don't count it against one's score.

I notice on posts that thumbs down count against a post, even though a vast majority of them are thumbs up. Why is that? I can understand if the post is actually deserving of a drubbing, but let us be honest, we have more than our fair share of asshats here, myself included. At the very least, there should be a requirement to have the thumbs down crew to explain shown in the post. I understand why you need to hide the identity of the asshat of course.
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If someone doesn't like a deal or thread they have the option to give it a thumbs down instead of reply. Not everyone likes to or wants to reply so the thumbs up and down system give users an alternate option. We don't want to penalize users for wanting to start a new thread so this is why the votes don't count against them. It's just a general indicator of how popular (or unpopular) a thread is for other users.
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The current setup does penalize. This is an extreme example, but I am using it to convey a point. A person puts in a post, but no one likes it or hates it. So they get a zero rating. Another person posts, and 10 people like it, but 10 people hate it. Still gets a zero rating. Same score, but not the same thing.

I not against thumbs down. It should be counted separately though, and not have an effect on the overall score, especially if it is in the minority opinion.
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Thanks for the -2, you clowns! :D
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bridonca wrote:
Apr 18th, 2018 3:21 am
Thanks for the -2, you clowns! :D
lol ... now -3

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