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Northern Man

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If I am not mistaken, one's Reaction Score tally is reduced by one for every Disagreement reaction one receives. If this is correct, why? It is a Reaction Score tally, not a Positive Score tally. Is a Disagreement reaction not a reaction?
 

arn

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"Disagree" does deduct a point. It's to provide some checks/balances to comments on the News stories, which has Top Comments listed. Previously with only positive or neutral scores, controversial or inflammatory responses would only gain points but never lose them.

Disagree only exists on News articles threads.

Originally discussed here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/dislike-button.2222708/post-28209312
 
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Northern Man

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"Disagree" does deduct a point. It's to provide some checks/balances to comments on the News stories, which has Top Comments listed. Previously with only positive or neutral scores, controversial or inflammatory responses would only gain points but never lose them.

Disagree only exists on News articles threads.

Originally discussed here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/dislike-button.2222708/post-28209312
Sort of makes sense but this approach assumes that those giving Disagree reactions are fair, rationale and not being vindictive. Not always a good assumption to make In any case, it matters not in the overall scheme of things. Keep up the good work in these trying times.
 
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annk

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What can we do if there is a stalker repetitively abusing the system, other than using the contact form?

Anytime you feel rules are being broken, use the post report function. If you have questions about your account, want to ask about a specific moderation decision, or want to bring a situation to the attention of the administrators, you can use the contact us form.
 
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D.T.

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Schocklingly, the main WWDC thread had little-to-no rampant Disagreements, everyone was kind of working together, posting funny asides, being mostly positive (even the negative comments were well reasoned).

Oh yeah, I also have to say during the WWDC keynote, the moderation team (not even sure who was on deck), were really frosty. Posts were coming in dozens a minute, and pretty much any of the political nonsense, vague racist comments, etc., got removed almost immediately - while still allowing a decent amount of silly (but harmless) contributions to stay in place.
 
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D.T.

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Hahaha, yes, there's been a few "Drive-by Disagreements" in a some news stories. Basically they choose a "side", and then simply disagree with every single post that doesn't align with their simple world view :D


Just saw this! Some user, with two posts, came through the WWDC thread and basically 'disagreed' any positive post (i.e, where people liked the event), and 'agreed' with any negative. I guess they ran into the "disagreement limiter" since they missed a bunch, hahahaha :D
 
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I7guy

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Just saw this! Some user, with two posts, came through the WWDC thread and basically 'disagreed' any positive post (i.e, where people liked the event), and 'agreed' with any negative. I guess they ran into the "disagreement limiter" since they missed a bunch, hahahaha :D
Maybe the disagree button should be handled similar to the ability to post in PRSI? One needs x posts to use the disagree button.
 
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ruka.snow

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At the end of the day if someone likes or disagrees with your post what does it matter? We are on a forum visited by people around the world and we'll butt heads on topics close to our hearts or we'll encounter trolls. If I disagree with your post I think that is one of the least aggressive ways someone can express that for whatever reason they don't agree with you.

Not sure I get why a reaction score tally matters, like/dislike just keep the number of +1 posts down.
 
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simonmet

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yeah... there is abuse potential. We did restrict it a bit. There's a cap on it per user per 24 hours, so you can't disagree with everyone.

arn

But, what if everybody is wrong? 🤣

I use it sparingly, but was wondering why it appears sometimes and not others.

What is the cap? 5 per day?
 
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arn

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But, what if everybody is wrong? 🤣

I use it sparingly, but was wondering why it appears sometimes and not others.

What is the cap? 5 per day?

It's actually 12 per 24 hours right now. But it doesn't disappear if you can't use it. It just pops up a warning that you've exceeded your limit. Disagree is only available on News forums.
 
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TiggrToo

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Just saw this! Some user, with two posts, came through the WWDC thread and basically 'disagreed' any positive post (i.e, where people liked the event), and 'agreed' with any negative. I guess they ran into the "disagreement limiter" since they missed a bunch, hahahaha :D

You too? Yeah I've had a couple of serial dislikers myself. I see it as a badge of pride now (and with 4.5k in the bank, I can afford it!)
 
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macintoshmac

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You too? Yeah I've had a couple of serial dislikers myself. I see it as a badge of pride now (and with 4.5k in the bank, I can afford it!)

I had this post of mine Disagreed with. And this and this post met with Anger. Still wondering how could these ones have met with anger. There is definite scope of abuse. 😅
 
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Plutonius

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And this and this post met with Anger.

People are using the anger selection in place of the down vote since the down vote isn't allowed in the general forums (i.e it's only allowed on news articles).

There is also a daily limit on down votes which is probably why the poster used the angry selection.

I would probably remove the anger selection in post.
 
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macintoshmac

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People are using the anger selection in place of the down vote since the down vote isn't allowed in the general forums (i.e it's only allowed on news articles).

There is also a daily limit on down votes which is probably why the poster used the angry selection.

I would probably remove the anger selection in post.

Ah well whatever keeps them sane!
 
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sotov

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"Reaction Score" is a title for a metric that misrepresents what it is, as a reaction whether positive or negative is not implicitly positive or negative by tally. "Any news is good news."

I suggest revising the title, and the metric to reflect average post quality rather than total 'positive' reactions.
 
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