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Dawn Bertot
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Message 46 of 55 (565350)
06-16-2010 9:57 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Europa
06-11-2010 7:00 PM


This member rating of 1 discourages me from participating in this forum. It is not the figure that is an issue, it is the rating itself that is an issue for me. I feel insulted and offended.

Why?. Exercise some common sense, it should be obvious to even the casual observer or reader that that system of rating is based on what position you hold, not for content or calibur of you posts.

Think about it, Jaywill, has a 2.9, Buz a 2.6 and then Hyro a 3.8, give me a break.

Use your head not your heart in this instance, its a slighted site.

DB

Edited by Dawn Bertot, : No reason given.


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Aware Wolf
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Message 47 of 55 (565374)
06-16-2010 12:10 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by cavediver
06-13-2010 4:18 PM


Re: Stop your sniveling
He meant 355 degrees to the right.
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Hyroglyphx
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Message 48 of 55 (565392)
06-16-2010 2:32 PM
Reply to: Message 46 by Dawn Bertot
06-16-2010 9:57 AM


Think about it, Jaywill, has a 2.9, Buz a 2.6 and then Hyro a 3.8, give me a break.

Is this your tacit way of saying I'm a dolt?


"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from mistaken conviction." Blaise Pascal
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cavediver
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Message 49 of 55 (565400)
06-16-2010 3:47 PM
Reply to: Message 47 by Aware Wolf
06-16-2010 12:10 PM


Re: Stop your sniveling
He meant 355 degrees to the right.

Of course, a swivel chair - obvious really. Still, I prefer my explanation - has more grant funding potential


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Taz
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Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


Message 50 of 55 (565469)
06-17-2010 1:57 AM
Reply to: Message 45 by Buzsaw
06-14-2010 10:39 PM


Re: Abusing The System
And thus you have stumbled onto another issue. I freely admit that I give out random 1's. It's not me you should be paying attention to. It's all those people who give out numbers for personal or random reasons but don't say anything that you should be worried about.

I have been previously involved in a forum where it had the same post rating system. Before we know it, there were organized "attacks" of 1's and 0's. I actually did an experiment where I disagreed with some of the most popular members. After that, just about every post I made received a 1 or 0. Even the posts I made with a simple "haha" or compliment to someone else's comment received 1's and 0's.

Suffice it to say, there were enough complaints so that the site owner decided to make it so you could see who gave you what points. As soon as their names were going to be made public, people stopped giving out 1's and 0's to random posts of those they don't like.

The point is you're hung up on the wrong bad guy, dude. At least I'm up front about what I do and that it's not out of malice.

It's like trying to find the anti-christ. Only a fool would think the anti-christ would have a sign on his forehead that says "anti-christ". And if indeed someone shows up with a sign on his forehead that says "anti-christ", are you people going to crucify him and celebrate and there is much joy?


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Peg
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Message 51 of 55 (565471)
06-17-2010 2:24 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by DrJones*
06-11-2010 7:57 PM


DrJones writes:

ay I suggest you grow a thicker skin, and also recognize that the member rating system means absolutely nothing.

it seems to mean a lot to some people

But on a serious note, if it really does mean nothing, then why have it?
What is its purpose?


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Dr Adequate
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Message 52 of 55 (565472)
06-17-2010 2:44 AM
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06-17-2010 1:57 AM


Re: Abusing The System
It's like trying to find the anti-christ. Only a fool would think the anti-christ would have a sign on his forehead that says "anti-christ".

That's just what makes it the perfect double-bluff.


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DrJones*
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From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Message 53 of 55 (565473)
06-17-2010 3:00 AM
Reply to: Message 51 by Peg
06-17-2010 2:24 AM


it seems to mean a lot to some people

And I suggest that those people re-examine their priorities

But on a serious note, if it really does mean nothing, then why have it?
What is its purpose?

Ask Percy


It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds
soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world
And so there was only one thing I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry

Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good
If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On
*not an actual doctor
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Adminnemooseus
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Message 54 of 55 (565474)
06-17-2010 3:06 AM
Reply to: Message 53 by DrJones*
06-17-2010 3:00 AM


You might want to look just upthread
Ask Percy

See here

AM


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Dawn Bertot
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Joined: 11-23-2007


Message 55 of 55 (565717)
06-19-2010 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by Hyroglyphx
06-16-2010 2:32 PM


Is this your tacit way of saying I'm a dolt?

Not at all just an observation

DB


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