Negative rep points

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by glued2it, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    I received two back to back negative rep points last night.
    one for "Thanksgiving turkey" and the other for "second chicken in a toy smoker"
    Now I know it wasn't those post they disagreed with. apperently someone is unhappy with me.
    I'm sure they will get over it in time.[​IMG]

    I don't mind getting the negative rep points however.

    If your going to give them, Please be man or women enough to leave a comment.



    Even with griz's smoke pistol I gave him and fiddler a positive rep point!
     
  2. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Seems kinda cowardly to leave negative rep points without even giving a reason why. If you have said something that bothered someone they should at least send you a pm and discuss it reasonably.
    I will give ya rep points (positive that is) [​IMG]
     
  3. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    I thought your opinion was good in the smoking pistol post. I enjoy reading everyones opinion, I think it helps to make a good educated decision, so here are some positive rep points from me as well. The picture in your avatar is worth rep points alone!!
     
  4. griz

    griz Fire Starter

    I am a member of another forum where we have over 40,000 registered users. Of which, I am in the top 5 people with regards to the Karma system (identical to rep points). Only paid members can see who gave what points out but, as a policy, I always will sign my name in the explanation box.

    I don't believe a forum of this nature really needs to have negative karma points as it does not appear that there are many heated disagreements. Positive points? Sure, it never hurts. But negative points have to be handled with kid gloves and probably don't serve much of a purpose here. I know the system will allow this as we just implemented it at the other forum.

    Anyways, just a thought.

    Griz
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a couple as well. Mainly for being taken out of context/misunderstood. Ah well. No comments left either. No worries, it don't matter unless I REALLY mess up, and I'll know that and give myself the treatment for it. Worse than anyone subtracting from a dimentionless, extremely arbitrary number.

    BTW I have yet to give any neg points. I will take issue with the post/er, or address something I feel is wrong or misleading, IMO, but it would take a deliberate malicious attack on someone, or just something sooo dumb as to be beyond ignorance and into stupidity to do so.

    Ignorance can and should be POLITELY cured. Stupid there's little hope for.

    On edit: An example, not signed. But I made my own reply :{)
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...627#post104627
     
  6. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Thank you for the replys and your thought griz.

    I gave you(griz) a positive point for willing to try new things. It didn't matter if I agreed with your idea or not. you seem like a pretty smart guy and I'm sure your smoking ability's will increase greatly as all of ours have.

    The point I was trying to make with griz and fiddler is I never leave negative rep point regardless of the issue.


    Now my original thread here I just wanted to whom issued them Please leave a comment. Also to all others that wish to leave them in the future please leave them a comment as well.
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here ya go, just for yer sensitive nature LOL!
     
  8. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    I think we all need to realize that rep points, the green boxes and the post numbers aren't really what matter. It's the people behind the post that matter.

    I think that the people here can determine on their own after reading a few posts on who is helpful, who is not, who is kind, who is not, who is funny, sarcastic, caustic, witty, "insert your own adjective here".

    Let's give ourselves some credit in that we don't have to be guided by any of the 'ratings" there may be on this site.

    Form your own opinions based on your personal experience.

    What I value most is information that addresses the question at hand, facts, opinion and personal experience.

    Use what works for you.
     
  9. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Smartie pants! [​IMG]


    I don't want more rep points unless they are deserved positive/negative
    That was not the intention of this thread.
     
  10. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    To be honest I would like to get a comment on positive points as well. Its nice to know what I said that people like. Most people have left comments with my points and I have thanked many of them.
     
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just erased the negs, Glue...might even teach someone a lesson teehee!
     
  12. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Seems to me that the negative rep points would be for EXTREME situations, if they are ever used at all.

    Just a question... does giving negative points have the same "restriction" that positive points do? I occasionally get a message that says I need to wait before I can give positive rep points to someone that I have already given some to.

    I hadn't been leaving comments with the rep points I have given, but I will from now on.
     
  13. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I re-read the "toy smoker" posts you did and can't figure out why anyone could see them as negitive.
     
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dunno...but you cannot give points to the same person consecutively. I would assume you cannot character asassinate them repeatedly either ;{)
     
  15. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well said Ron! When you get right down to it, we're all here to learn, share and help others... I don't remember signing up for a popularity contest... [​IMG]
     
  16. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    That was point it wasn't the point. It's whoevers feathers I ruffled so it seems.

    The points don't matter to me, Like vlap said you like to know what helped. It's only the comments I really care about. They can take away the green dots if they like.
     
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glued2it, In my opinion, you did not deserve those negative marks.

    I recieved a negative point for being nominated into the OTBS.
    It wasn't anything I posted, it was just for being nominated. I did offer to let the OTBS members take the nomination back.

    Hurt my feelings for awhile...snif...snif....
    I decided to stick around...I'm here for the good smoking tips and to exchange ideas with the nice folks here.


    Ron50....good post!![​IMG]

    .
     
  18. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm... and I got a few comments on the nom. Ah well. Probably one of the reasons the OTBS is getting a minor overhaul, but all things change. No one can dispute your knowledge or helpfulness, not sweet personality and good humor. If they wanna, come to me first. You'll never hear a whisper after I'm done with 'em [​IMG]
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Rich, I think Ron said it all here...
    I'm here for the Q, good info and the nice folks I've met here.
    Richtee....It's people like you that make this forum a pleasure.
     
  20. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was completely unaware you could even give negative points here, it just never occured to me. On other forums where items are bought and sold sure makes perfect sense there, but here I'm not so sure. Maybe I should delete my blonde joke.......Doh![​IMG]
     
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