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I'll probably get down voted for this, but what exactly is the deal with Up and Down votes? Do they mean anything? Or do they just mean that someone liked what you had to say and/or didn't like what you had to say? I see people get really upset if they are down voted. I have never voted for anyone up or down. Can someone explain what the deal is?
"You win with People"
It gives you your "rating". It's dumb. Means nothing
...says the guy with 4 stars.....
(just kidding)....(couldn't resist)
It could mean something. It could be an effective evaluation tool.
But instead people refuse to vote on the merit of whats being discussed and how its being discussed. Instead, if they like you, you get an upvote. If they don't like you, you get a down vote. Its a popularity contest and now we have no idea how good a poster is because their votes have no value. People with high ratings are generally people that tell the board exactly what they want to hear. People with lower ratings are people who say things the board would rather not hear.
Its absurd and it stifles quality conversation and debate.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
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I believe the participation points you get for using the 24 daily votes, affect the ranking on the hall of fame page?
But whatever else is considered in that ranking, I have no idea.
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It usually corresponds to how much of an a$$hole you are. I'm almost at 5 stary a$$hole status.
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The up/down voting is like a mash-up of "Big Bully, Mean Girls, Heathers, and Three O'Clock High".
I enjoy the end of month prizes. Almost have enough pts for an iPad.
Evaluation of what? I don't look at any arbitrary rating when I decide to read something you or any other poster has written. It's one of the dumber things we got with 24/7. This forum is about reading or passing on good information about the team we love. Not some stupid and meaningless rating system.
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Yes, u are right check out bodybuilding.com. They have a perfect rating system. Srs.
You should get down voted immediately if you quote the original post especially if you are the first person to reply and the original post was super long.
Upvote for this 51. My favorites are in the boarding house threads where people quote the whole article when their post is "Yes!!!!!!" or "This is great!!!!!".
I'm relatively new to Bucknuts as well (yes I'm a subscriber not a freebie). If I accidentally 'fat finger' down vote someone from my cell phone, is there anyway to undo the vote?
Welcome and congrats on your first post
If I can speak or Play, he and I have been on the same page about this for months (TJMM, too). Up vote quality posts. Down vote dumbasses who say nothing or are there to stir up stuff, or troll in general.
Just because you don't like what somebody says, if it's a solid, well thought out argument, it doesn't deserve a down vote just because you disagree with it. If that were the case, you'd get an equal number of ups and downs.
I up voted Cwood a ton when he brought good, solid commentary. That wasn't always the case, but he got downvotes all the time because he was a scUM guy. I have no problem if I get downvotes and someone offers a good retort, but downvotes for the sake of downvotes is stupid - its hiding behind the Internet.
The star system should be able to give you an indication of the quality of a poster, but it's pretty worthless mow because it's so diluted.
You can't handle the truth
I'd gladly give you all 20 of my remaining upvotes if I could. You, sir, are spot on!
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