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  • To cheer people up

    22 39.29%
  • To acknowledge my friends

    13 23.21%
  • For thoughtful posts

    40 71.43%
  • For funny/entertaining posts

    41 73.21%
  • To flirt

    8 14.29%
  • To return a prior rep award

    18 32.14%
  • To make new friends

    11 19.64%
  • To piss you off, Edahn

    19 33.93%
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    I give rep so that I may someday raise a Great Army and march into the West and finally cast the EVIL ONE into the sea.

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    CzeCze... I undersetand your point and mostly agree with it... except... it seems that giving positive comments doesn't seem to need as much justification, or as careful consideration, as negative ones. Well, it probably should, but the general attitude is that it doesn't.

    The thing I'd be concerned about, if neg reps flowed more freely, would be why people were giving them. Is it value judgements about what they say? Is it purely penalizing sloppy logic? Or whatever... but my intuition tells me that more harm can be done by someone wantonly dishing out criticism and stuff because someone doesn't agree with them (as is always the danger), than by people wantonly giving out encouraging and pleasant comments.

    And I don't just mean in terms of flame wars evolving on the forums, but I mean the personal damage it can do to someone, that we don't necessarily see here.

    Also, it tends to be something of a law of averages that people tend to not say anything as long as you're doing alright, but to come down on you like the proverbial ton of bricks if you make a mistake. That's often the way... so if neg reps were encouraged to flow as freely, then I can imagine a scenario in which someone might get far more negative than positive comments, purely because they have some controversial opinions, despite that they haven't harmed anyone in doing so, and have expressed them politely and stuff. And that can kinda feel like being bullied...

    Well... I'm not sure what my point is here ...

    Haha... maybe that's just it: I think neg points have more potential to do damage to a person in an unconstructive way, if used freely, than positive ones.
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    I could never give neg rep.. it's such a buzz kill.

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    Drunk posting can be funny or obnoxious.

    Side note:
    I've been neg repped twice (same person). =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    CzeCze... I undersetand your point and mostly agree with it... except... it seems that giving positive comments doesn't seem to need as much justification, or as careful consideration, as negative ones. Well, it probably should, but the general attitude is that it doesn't.

    The thing I'd be concerned about, if neg reps flowed more freely, would be why people were giving them. Is it value judgements about what they say? Is it purely penalizing sloppy logic? Or whatever... but my intuition tells me that more harm can be done by someone wantonly dishing out criticism and stuff because someone doesn't agree with them (as is always the danger), than by people wantonly giving out encouraging and pleasant comments.

    And I don't just mean in terms of flame wars evolving on the forums, but I mean the personal damage it can do to someone, that we don't necessarily see here.

    Also, it tends to be something of a law of averages that people tend to not say anything as long as you're doing alright, but to come down on you like the proverbial ton of bricks if you make a mistake. That's often the way... so if neg reps were encouraged to flow as freely, then I can imagine a scenario in which someone might get far more negative than positive comments, purely because they have some controversial opinions, despite that they haven't harmed anyone in doing so, and have expressed them politely and stuff. And that can kinda feel like being bullied...

    Well... I'm not sure what my point is here ...

    Haha... maybe that's just it: I think neg points have more potential to do damage to a person in an unconstructive way, if used freely, than positive ones.
    I am not trying (exactly, ha) to lead you down the garden path here.. but.. if you are concluding that negative rep points are "bad", and that positive rep is mostly encouraging and all...we are left with a system that simply rewards prolific posters (on the whole) and reinforces cliquey groupings...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I am not trying (exactly, ha) to lead you down the garden path here.. but.. if you are concluding that negative rep points are "bad", and that positive rep is mostly encouraging and all...we are left with a system that simply rewards prolific posters (on the whole) and reinforces cliquey groupings...?
    You are right here. However, the perception of a cliquey grouping is really up to the observer. So, do people choose to feel alienated? Eh, not quite. But you could say that the display of positive rep might just help augment the tendency to feel that way, again up to the people in question. As a fairly new member, I don't have this feeling myself, as I've found that reputation doesn't really influence perception (here meaning noticing each other's posts) all that much -- however, others just might.
    Not really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    Drunk posting can be funny or obnoxious.
    Hell yeah!

    P.S. This is probably the last time we talk for a while, since I no longer talk to people with less rep than I. Sorry.

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    Why do you have more rep than me?

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    How DARE you play the pity card in MY pity-thread! SHAME! SHAME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    How DARE you play the pity card in MY pity-thread! SHAME! SHAME!!!
    Browbeating him will only win him more sympathy.

    Jeez Edahn, you gotta learn to protect your crack better.

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