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#41 User is offline   the hog 

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Posted 2011-June-21, 06:01

View Post1eyedjack, on 2011-June-21, 01:21, said:

LOL @ the downvote included in this post :)

Uh yes, just noticed that as well. :)
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Posted 2011-June-21, 06:31

View Postmtvesuvius, on 2011-June-20, 20:28, said:

As usual, I agree with 655321, even on some non-bridge matters!

In any case, now that a few of the Lurpoa votes have been neutralized, I hit 100 rep!

LOL she downvoted this post.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 06:50

Canceling other people's votes is just as ridiculous as the whole voting system. As I said in the other thread, we don't need it. Btw, if you want to do a really good job, then why don't you cancel the random upvotes as well?

I just wonder: should the moderators take our opinions into account or not? If so, a poll about the voting system may be in order. At the moment we can discuss this all we want, but as long as the moderators prefer a voting system we can't do anything against random voters, popularity contests, votes in the watercooler, and apparently the anti-downvote police...
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Posted 2011-June-21, 12:17

I went to lunch at a Chinese restaurant this afternoon. The fortune in my fortune cookie read:

"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you."

I thought that was pretty funny, given the upvote and downvote controversy.

By the way, I have yet to give any post a downvote, as much as I have been tempted to do so.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 12:49

There was a very simple question posed by someone. Is pass forcing here? The reply to the question was "you are joking right?". I thought that was not a helpful post and it was slightly rude so I downvoted it. Unfortunately the downvote police arrested me.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 13:12

View Postgwnn, on 2011-June-21, 12:49, said:

There was a very simple question posed by someone. Is pass forcing here? The reply to the question was "you are joking right?". I thought that was not a helpful post and it was slightly rude so I downvoted it. Unfortunately the downvote police arrested me.

Let me know how the interrogations go.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 13:16

View Postgwnn, on 2011-June-21, 12:49, said:

There was a very simple question posed by someone. Is pass forcing here? The reply to the question was "you are joking right?". I thought that was not a helpful post and it was slightly rude so I downvoted it. Unfortunately the downvote police arrested me.


Perhaps you could just leave the answering poster to say 'no not joking, it's a reasonable new concept for you to consider'. If that's what he thinks.

Why do you think your 'downvote/upvote' adds anything to the conversation.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 13:46

I once had one of my carefully written masterpieces maliciously downvoted by an internet bully. This act of terrorism had a profound effect on me.

Tears were shed. Sleep was lost. Work was missed. Coping mechanisms were employed and reemployed. I was left scarred, emotionally and spiritually. I became convinced I would never be able to love again.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 13:51

View Postjjbrr, on 2011-June-21, 13:46, said:

I once had one of my carefully written masterpieces maliciously downvoted by an internet bully. This act of terrorism had a profound effect on me.

Tears were shed. Sleep was lost. Work was missed. Coping mechanisms were employed and reemployed. I was left scarred, emotionally and spiritually. I became convinced I would never be able to love again.


Just in case you imagined this was anything to do with me (and you may not) the post gwnn refers to was from Pooltuna.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 13:54

View PostAlexJonson, on 2011-June-21, 13:51, said:

Just in case you imagined this was anything to do with me (and you may not) the post gwnn refers to was from Pooltuna.


Nothing at all to do with you. It wasn't in response to anyone.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 13:55

View Postjjbrr, on 2011-June-21, 13:54, said:

Nothing at all to do with you. It wasn't in response to anyone.


Apologies and commiserations.
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Posted 2011-June-21, 14:17

I need more than 20 negative votes.


--- edit ---
I need to work on somehow conveying tongue-in-cheek better...

This post has been edited by matmat: 2011-June-22, 22:34

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Posted 2011-June-21, 15:42

View PostAlexJonson, on 2011-June-21, 13:16, said:

Why do you think your 'downvote/upvote' adds anything to the conversation.

If I wanted to add something to the conversation, I would have replied. I wanted to express my like/dislike of a certain reply, so I downvoted. Downvoting means "I don't like this reply", upvoting means "I like this reply". Very simple. At least my upvotes/downvotes. For ArtK78 upvoting often means "I don't understand why this post got downvoted".
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Posted 2011-June-21, 16:46

View Postmatmat, on 2011-June-21, 14:17, said:

I need more than 20 negative votes.

Actually, I'd love to see a bar graph of up/down votes cast. I know I use up nowhere near my quota of either kind (*hangs head in shame*).
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Posted 2011-June-21, 17:18

View Postjjbrr, on 2011-June-21, 13:46, said:

I once had one of my carefully written masterpieces maliciously downvoted by an internet bully. This act of terrorism had a profound effect on me.

Tears were shed. Sleep was lost. Work was missed. Coping mechanisms were employed and reemployed. I was left scarred, emotionally and spiritually. I became convinced I would never be able to love again.


Hey, it is interesting to see that you are being upvoted on your poetry rather than your bridge contributions. :P
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Posted 2011-June-21, 17:25

Everything has been said, the only open question is : Will there be more Up/Downvoting threads than new Ratings threads this year heh;-)
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Posted 2011-June-21, 18:32

View Postgwnn, on 2011-June-21, 12:49, said:

There was a very simple question posed by someone. Is pass forcing here? The reply to the question was "you are joking right?". I thought that was not a helpful post and it was slightly rude so I downvoted it. Unfortunately the downvote police arrested me.


The downvote police handcuff and gag u. They throw u into their van. They drive around with the GPS turned off, discussing water-boarding, tazers, Byzantine Blackwood, and o/e discards with doubletons.

It is traumatizing.

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Posted 2011-June-22, 03:04

View Postmatmat, on 2011-June-21, 14:17, said:

I need more than 20 negative votes.

You've got mine, but some are sabotaging with upvotes. !#@* the police!
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Posted 2011-June-22, 16:26

View Postnigel_k, on 2011-June-20, 14:30, said:

They should have zeroed out reputation at the time downvoting was allowed. Otherwise reputation is, and will be for some time to come, a function of how much a person posted during the period where only upvoting was possible.


This is such a good idea I wish I could upvote it many many times.

View PostElianna, on 2011-June-20, 14:50, said:

I also think that it would be nice to be able to take back one's +/- votes, especially after a post is edited. For example, PlayerX might make a post that says "Bridge is a wonderful complex game", and it could be upvoted a bunch. He could then change his post to read "I hate Fred", and then all those who upvoted would appear to be on record as upvoting the second post. In other words, it would be nice if one could take back one's +/- vote if one changes one's mind.


Or if one is clumsy. I just gave a downvote in this thread when I was merely trying to look at the votes.
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Posted 2011-June-22, 22:01

View PostElianna, on 2011-June-20, 14:50, said:

I also think that it would be nice to be able to take back one's +/- votes, especially after a post is edited. For example, PlayerX might make a post that says "Bridge is a wonderful complex game", and it could be upvoted a bunch. He could then change his post to read "I hate Fred", and then all those who upvoted would appear to be on record as upvoting the second post. In other words, it would be nice if one could take back one's +/- vote if one changes one's mind.

There's a fair chance that you would never get to find out about the edit, even if a retraction ov vote were possible. Agree with the sentiment, however.
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