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Oh I generally up vote people for speaking their mind and getting an abundance of down votes, but I disagree with this idea. No up vote, but definitely NO down vote
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I've dropped DVs but it's generally because I thought someone was over the top in their posts to the point of becoming offensive, e.g., making racist remarks. But let's face it--there are also trolls who come here for no other reason than to wreak havoc. Often times they swoop in, post outrageous statements, and then leave, leaving us to scream and yell at someone who isn't even around to hear it. Many of them have no desire to engage us in a meaningful dialogue or debate. That's when I down vote because otherwise I have no other recourse than to feel angry, violated and helpless, like someone just broke into my house and spray-painted swastikas and graffiti all over the walls.
I have never posted on another team's board and have no intention of ever doing that. I am quite happy here but I understand not everyone is going to get along. I respect people who say things that push the envelope, force people to think by initiating a dialogue on a topic that may be unpopular or polarizing. The problem is that by pushing the envelope, too many others will show their disagreement not by debating them but by down voting them, which to me is chickenshit.
I, for one, would be perfectly happy if 247 got rid of the stars.
I understand the feelings about obvious trolls I call them drive bys, just to start s--t. I can't say I have never posted on another teams board, the few times and very few, that I have it's been with respect and if negative in fun jest and the posters know that. Never been banned from anyones board or asked to leave. I do enjoy going on to see whats up with other teams fan base perspectives & recruiting info.
I don't feel it is necessary or responsible to sit here and gloat that I banned these guys.
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We have a separate area of the board that is enter at your own risk and political talk is welcome.
Cavs, can you please comment on the purpose of the stars? How are they affected by up votes and down votes? To the best of your knowledge, does any other fan site have a rating system for its members?
This was obviously a joke.
and while Cavs is at it, can we sh!tcan the whole system?
No shit. Now are you going to keep that joint all to yourself or are you going to share?
So people say some crasy stuff at times but hey now tbats what makes us the best damn fans in the land we all have our own opinion and point of view Dont take that away!!!!! I hate Michigan and Wisky Sssssoooo Mmmmuuuuuucccccchhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
At this point, they basically mean nothing. The star system allows members to only see posts with posters with x amount of stars. Some people are really concerned about their star rating. I find it annoying hearing people whining about getting a downvote. Generally speaking, we are all adults here and I don't see a need for a popularity contest.
This post was edited by Cavsfan89 2 years ago
The Hot Spot is the place for really OT stuff, including politics, in my opinion. Some visitors to The Hot Spot think it's all about football though.
My doob is everybody's doob, consider it the "token" forum joint!
Wow that was a horrible idea
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