Why do OK posts always get voted down?

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  1. MacintoshMaster macrumors 6502

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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Given that there is only one vote per post, it's likely that one person did that. There's really no criteria for posts being voted on, so I pretty much ignore the ratings
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    The only time I ever notice the ratings is when I read a post where someone mentions them. I don't really see the point in the rating system either. Though I did like having it for front page articles.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Why do you care so much about posts getting voted down?
     
  5. MacintoshMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't, but I just don't get why my first post inn this thread as 5 negatives. MUst be some nutters on the forum.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Ultimately, this is why. That's why, in truth, it's best to ignore the ratings.
     
  7. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    It's generally a handful of idiots that go through downvoting everything. On several occasions I've refreshed a page to see every post drop to -1 after which someone posts something dumb and is voted up. Logic tells me it was the idiot who voted everyone down and voted himself up.
     
  8. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Macrumors has an abnormally large number of people with nothing better then to vote down posts because they don't share the same beliefs.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    What you think are OK posts, someone else may think they are bad posts.
     
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    simple. The post was not Apple worship. It complaining about an Apple product which brings out the fanboys. God forbid you say something negative about Apple.

    Personally I think the voting system is crap and should not of been put out but I do not run these boards.

    As for your down voting in this thread well it was just asking for it.
     
  11. Dnix, Oct 31, 2011
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    Because opinions. :rolleyes:

    Oh and, LOL at the number of downvotes for OP bringing up downvotes.
     
  12. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yep, that was just asking for it. :D

    Personally, I vote down the other direction. You know, the rabid fanboys who could have documented proof of Apple employees kicking puppies and kittens for fun, and claim it's perfectly acceptable. Or who would buy a brick just because it had an Apple logo on it, and immediately proclaim it to be the best brick in the world, even though it costs 5 times more than any other brick.
     
  13. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    When the sun is down in my timezone, I vote posts down. When it's up, I vote up.

    Supposedly if you reach -42 you get automatically banned, so watch out!
    kidding...
     
  14. boss.king, Oct 31, 2011
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    I'm fairly sure I've seen a -86 that wasn't banned :confused:

    EDIT: Sorry, don't know how I missed that
     
  15. MacintoshMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure about that
     
  16. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Edit > Select All and read my post again.

    Welcome to MR :D
     
  17. MacintoshMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not true because I have had well over 200 negatives from the dregs of MR.
     
  18. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    *whoosh*
     
  19. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    come on you have that wrong. The rapid fanboys know the first version of the brick would suck. The 2nd version of said brick would have have most of the brick features that should of been there at launch and then the third version of the iBrick would be perfect.
    Come on you have been around here to know version 1 sucks. Even the rabid fanboys know that.
     
  20. MasterBSOD macrumors member

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    When they're not banning people.
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Because where anonymity exists there will always be douchebaggery.
     
  22. MasterBSOD macrumors member

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    and when a bitter queer dude gets upset, the ban hammer drops.
     
  23. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Is this just a passive-aggressive swipe at someone you've had conflicts with or would you like to elaborate?
     
  24. Dnix macrumors 6502

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    This one has -90 in the "Mac Pro is dead" thread. I LOL'd.

     
  25. szolr macrumors 6502

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    BS. Look back at some old threads. Users with negative ratings of well beyond 50 are still around today.

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    Not surprised-it was completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. I voted it down too-probably the only post I've voted down in a couple of months. :)
     

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