Why so much thumbs down?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Muro, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. Muro macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm quite new on this foruman get a lot of good feedback and decent replies. Therefor I have a good feeling about this forum.

    But one small point I do have to make, why are people thumbing so many posts down. Some of my posts also included and most of the time I see being done that is when someone puts some sarcasm in his/hers writings. I know that if you don't want this forum to become a kindergarten you have to correct eachother where needed and set a standard to keep conversations on a higer level. But mostly everytime I try to put some sarcasm in my writings or a funny line(believe me I know I am not that funny) it gets thumbed down. At least give someone props just for the effort instead of thumbing it down, just saying.

    Some lightness can never do any harm, right?!
     
  2. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure that correcting one another (over little things [i.e. grammar errors]) is against the rules.

    But you really shouldn't be that offended by people thumbing you down. It's really not that big of a deal.
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    Yeah.

    Wait, -1 is bad?:confused:
     
  4. keekl macrumors regular

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    I didn't notice that feature until you pointed it out :D
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    O, no wait, we stopped that didn't we?
     
  6. Muro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oke good to know about the grammer, will keep this in mind. I'm not offended really, I just find it, well a bit awkward. See someone thumbed down my first post on this thread already, why for god sake, is it that bad? I'm just being honest and only would like to see some usable feedback.
     
  7. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    I guess Macrumors is slowly turning into Reddit :D
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    So now you're a truce-breaker, eh?:mad::p
     
  9. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    My suggestion, when this feature first came out, was to only allow increments, but not decrements -- like the "Like" feature on Facebook. If a comment was popular it would have a high "+" count but it couldn't go less than 0.

    In the end you learn to ignore the -1's, there's always going to be someone that disagrees.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    My guess is because it's a bit ironic to -1 a post questioning why people -1 posts.
     
  11. Shrink, Aug 23, 2011
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    Don't worry too much about the -1's. It seems to me it's a response from someone too lazy to actually post a reasoned challenge or response.

    Someone who takes the time to post a response to you (positive or negative) is the one deserving of your attention. ;)


    Edit: Thanks for making my point.

    Edit 2 : OK, it's really beginning to hurt now :( :rolleyes:
     
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  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Methinks Admin is playing with the up downs in this thread.

    Idle hands are the Devil's playground, or something like that.

    "Sock it to me!!" - Judy Carne
     
  14. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    On reddit people up vote the decent stuff, so not really :(

    KnightWRX summed it up nicely:
     
  15. Surely Guest

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    I don't agree with that summation. Therefore, I will -1 your post.
     
  16. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    This feels like the end of Scarface when Tony's yelling "Come on! I'm still standin', Come on! Go ahead! I take your *********' bullets!" while being shot repeatedly.

    Just replace 'bullets' with 'down votes'.
     
  17. Shrink macrumors G3

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    You realize, of course, that you and I are probably the only ones old enough to get that reference. :p ;) :cool:
     
  18. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    It's amazing how every post in this thread got a negative, save for the one that says "this post will get downvoted"
     
  19. Surely Guest

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    I just don't agree. I vote +1 if I agree, and -1 if I disagree with a poster but don't have anything further to add (usually because what I was going to say was already said). I don't want to type "Agreed" or "+1" or just type out the same thing someone has already said because that doesn't add anything to the thread.....well, besides clutter.

    To state that people only vote +1 or -1 because they're sheep or because they want to "please the mob" is a bit ridiculous.



    I got it too. ;)
     
  20. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I think the poster started this thread as a ruse to establish a record for the "most negative votes on a MacRumors post". -10 and counting...how low can you go? ;)
     
  21. Surely Guest

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    One of my posts above has -15 (and counting). Well, -14 if you don't count the -1 I gave myself.:p
     
  22. Muro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is the average age approximately overhere btw(I -1 myself already so don't bother folks;-)
     
  23. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I've just down voted every post in this thread.
     
  24. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You != everyone. Judging by most votes it seems to be used as 'like', 'dislike' rather than 'agree', 'disagree' with no bearing on the usefulness or factual content of the post.

    Personally I'd love to see a Safari extension which hides the voting options so I'd never have to consider it.
     
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