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Down Voting

BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

We need guidelines for these down votes. A lot of you are either being sensitive or trolls, but the amount of down votes I see on some is ridicules. I joined the forum because I saw open minded DAWG fans enjoying healthy debates without their egos getting bruised. Now it seems this forum is starting to resemble the other sites in their pettiness. I'm not saying everything should be wrapped in bubble wrap and nobody touches the down vote, but be more objective. Trolls, other fans being extremely negative, and self promotions I feel is all warranted for down votes, flags, and off topics. If we are just debating and we are going back and forth save the down vote. Please don't turn this site into an ego fest. We are here for the DAWGS.

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  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 15,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    ''SENSITIVE'' how ironic.

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @WCDawg said:
    ''SENSITIVE'' how ironic.

    You really want to be petty? I already PM you, we can talk there.

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @christopherules said:
    GO DAWGS!!!

    When you try to be the adult...GO DAWGS. Hey @Christopherules

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @WCDawg said:
    ''SENSITIVE'' how ironic.

    Get off my jock hommie

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 15,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @VALDOSTADAWG said:
    One thing you could try is not quoting @WCDawg and furthering the argument. He'll get the last word mostly every time.

    I appreciate everyone on this board except @thebamaWay

    I ain't saying nothin.

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @VALDOSTADAWG said:
    One thing you could try is not quoting @WCDawg and furthering the argument. He'll get the last word mostly every time.

    I appreciate everyone on this board except @thebamaWay

    Made a new post and look who the 1st one is, you are right though. Can't help it sometimes, I wasn't taught to bite my tongue.

  • sauceddawgsauceddawg Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I agree with this. lets not make this like reddit or some **** site where ppl get downvoted for unpopular opinions. Trolls from other schools can gth though

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @sauceddawg said:
    I agree with this. lets not make this like reddit or some **** site where ppl get downvoted for unpopular opinions. Trolls from other schools can gth though

    I came here to escape all of that, it's starting to turn into Reddit. Not even just me, I have seen it with a lot of other posters and it's getting real old.

  • donmdonm Posts: 9,342 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @BrooklynDawg said:
    We need guidelines for these down votes. A lot of you are either being sensitive or trolls, but the amount of down votes I see on some is ridicules. I joined the forum because I saw open minded DAWG fans enjoying healthy debates without their egos getting bruised. Now it seems this forum is starting to resemble the other sites in their pettiness. I'm not saying everything should be wrapped in bubble wrap and nobody touches the down vote, but be more objective. Trolls, other fans being extremely negative, and self promotions I feel is all warranted for down votes, flags, and off topics. If we are just debating and we are going back and forth save the down vote. Please don't turn this site into an ego fest. We are here for the DAWGS.

    It's clear, at least to me, that there are a variety of reasons why folks use the DV. I don't belong to any other forums than this one. Do others have a "I disagree with you" button? Maybe the use of the button for various reasons suggests we need various buttons?

    Personally, I use the DV when I believe someone is rude or intentionally hurtful. Calling some one dumb, or an idiot or worse, can get my finger headed toward the DV button. The most recent DV I used was for someone calling someone else a pr!ck. Obviously, my own personal values/morals/ethics come into play here. I don't recall ever using DV to signal simple disagreement with someone's opinion. I do think a study of DV patterns would show they decline once football gets here, at least as long as the Dawgs are winning a lot.

  • CharlestowneDawgCharlestowneDawg Posts: 169 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited July 2018

    Serious question....are there penalties to an account for downvotes or vice versa for upvotes? I'm just trying to understand why this is a such consistent issue and why people care so much?

  • sauceddawgsauceddawg Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ Junior

    it's starting to turn into Reddit.

    Its not that bad yet. Ppl here don't think theyre actual analysts/reporters over here

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @donm said:

    @BrooklynDawg said:
    We need guidelines for these down votes. A lot of you are either being sensitive or trolls, but the amount of down votes I see on some is ridicules. I joined the forum because I saw open minded DAWG fans enjoying healthy debates without their egos getting bruised. Now it seems this forum is starting to resemble the other sites in their pettiness. I'm not saying everything should be wrapped in bubble wrap and nobody touches the down vote, but be more objective. Trolls, other fans being extremely negative, and self promotions I feel is all warranted for down votes, flags, and off topics. If we are just debating and we are going back and forth save the down vote. Please don't turn this site into an ego fest. We are here for the DAWGS.

    It's clear, at least to me, that there are a variety of reasons why folks use the DV. I don't belong to any other forums than this one. Do others have a "I disagree with you" button? Maybe the use of the button for various reasons suggests we need various buttons?

    Personally, I use the DV when I believe someone is rude or intentionally hurtful. Calling some one dumb, or an idiot or worse, can get my finger headed toward the DV button. The most recent DV I used was for someone calling someone else a pr!ck. Obviously, my own personal values/morals/ethics come into play here. I don't recall ever using DV to signal simple disagreement with someone's opinion. I do think a study of DV patterns would show they decline once football gets here, at least as long as the Dawgs are winning a lot.

    I try to steer away from the same things, if you can't say something nice... I don't see a disagree button for other sites. I quit them all. But I think should have that feature here. That will stop some of the unnessary mess we deal with. That will leave a lot of people's point average alone, too.

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @CharlestowneDawg said:
    Serious question....are there penalties to an account for downvotes or vice versa for upvotes? I'm just trying to understand why this is a such consistent issue and why people care so much?

    Yes, DV go against your point average here.

  • donmdonm Posts: 9,342 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @BrooklynDawg said:

    @donm said:

    @BrooklynDawg said:
    We need guidelines for these down votes. A lot of you are either being sensitive or trolls, but the amount of down votes I see on some is ridicules. I joined the forum because I saw open minded DAWG fans enjoying healthy debates without their egos getting bruised. Now it seems this forum is starting to resemble the other sites in their pettiness. I'm not saying everything should be wrapped in bubble wrap and nobody touches the down vote, but be more objective. Trolls, other fans being extremely negative, and self promotions I feel is all warranted for down votes, flags, and off topics. If we are just debating and we are going back and forth save the down vote. Please don't turn this site into an ego fest. We are here for the DAWGS.

    It's clear, at least to me, that there are a variety of reasons why folks use the DV. I don't belong to any other forums than this one. Do others have a "I disagree with you" button? Maybe the use of the button for various reasons suggests we need various buttons?

    Personally, I use the DV when I believe someone is rude or intentionally hurtful. Calling some one dumb, or an idiot or worse, can get my finger headed toward the DV button. The most recent DV I used was for someone calling someone else a pr!ck. Obviously, my own personal values/morals/ethics come into play here. I don't recall ever using DV to signal simple disagreement with someone's opinion. I do think a study of DV patterns would show they decline once football gets here, at least as long as the Dawgs are winning a lot.

    I try to steer away from the same things, if you can't say something nice... I don't see a disagree button for other sites. I quit them all. But I think should have that feature here. That will stop some of the unnessary mess we deal with. That will leave a lot of people's point average alone, too.

    Point average? What is that? What does one get points for? Are they redeemable for anything?

  • christopheruleschristopherules Posts: 3,365 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Something I agree with all of y’all is?
    GO DAWGS!!!

  • BrooklynDawgBrooklynDawg Posts: 671 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @sauceddawg said:

    it's starting to turn into Reddit.

    Its not that bad yet. Ppl here don't think theyre actual analysts/reporters over here

    True, but we are now getting the ego hounds that believe their opinion is gospel and if we go against it then we are the devil.

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