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darkwood

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As most of the tags/ratings you can add to the post are positive we don't need to reflect on them but with regards to the negative ones, specifically the 'Dumb' and 'Disagree' options, can we ask you add a follow up post to express your opinion and why you are in an opposing stance.

What we will not tolerate is using these tags/ratings to troll members or to take some form of revenge tactic after receiving a 'Dumb' or 'Disagree'.
We expect on these types of tags that members give a polite respectful and constructive response, we understand that members may have very different views on things and accept strong debate but we will not accept it when members resort to short hand tactics like name calling, trolling and multiple negative ratings etc..

Members found to be abusing the post rating system can expect a staff implemented holiday from the forum or a total ban.
 
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So you’re saying that we can’t use the rating system you’ve provided?
 

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Yes you can, but when it comes to a dumb or disagree we feel it only polite to follow it with a post to reflect your difference, also we are discussing the abuse of it where members troll numerous posts with dumb ratings and do not interact, this is clearly trolling and serves no good for the threads or persons effected.

I think my opening post was clear to what we are asking for, at no point did I suggest or imply not to use the rating system be it positive or negative, having said that I hopefully made it clear we will not allow it to be abused.
 
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I think you should just get rid of it.
Keep the agree, like and funny buttons, even the informative if you must.
If someone disagrees, they can post their disagreement.
If they think a post is dumb, keep it to themselves.
If they dislike something, tough, move on.

To be honest, if they can’t explain why the don’t agree, like or think a post is dumb, their opinion is valueless.

As for bad spelling, do me a favour.
 

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The ratings are not going anywhere soon. I really don’t see the big deal if someone disagrees or thinks what you have posted is dumb then so be it. There doesn’t seem to be an issue with the positive ratings. It’s an Internet forum at the end of the day and some folk just need to chill.
 

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@Spin - Agree with you but as it stands and is out of my control is the fact they are there, given that situation then I can only do my best and post as above.
This is not the first time this issue has surfaced so it will be discussed in the staff room, as it stands it seems the 'dumb' option causes the problems when the member fails to give a follow up post, this sometimes leads to direct conflict between members which at the end of the day is usually over nothing, we are all adults and like Sintra says, it's just a forum, we should not have to babysit people who cannot accept a negative rating without pulling the thread off topic, there is nothing wrong with questioning such a rating but too often it goes too far.
 
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Oh I dunno about the bad spelli
I think you should just get rid of it.
Keep the agree, like and funny buttons, even the informative if you must.
If someone disagrees, they can post their disagreement.
If they think a post is dumb, keep it to themselves.
If they dislike something, tough, move on.

To be honest, if they can’t explain why the don’t agree, like or think a post is dumb, their opinion is valueless.

As for bad spelling, do me a favour.
Oh I dunno about the bad spelling one there are two notable members who are notoriously spellers, I often tag their post with bad spelling as a joke, and I'm sure they take the tags as they are meant, I only have to misspell and bang there is a bad spelling tag up, do I mind? no of course not, I believe it's called banter, so in essence, and for info to these two members it's a joke, as someone said to me this morning "Cheer up Pete"
 

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undecided on the dumb button......but I think the disagree when followed up with a different point of view can promote some good debates......sorry Pete couldn’t resist the bad spelling :)
 

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Get rid of the dumb button says a member who went on a load of my posts and give a dumb rating because the dummy got spit out.
There’s your trolling but nothing got done about it did it??
 

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As most of the tags/ratings you can add to the post are positive we don't need to reflect on them but with regards to the negative ones, specifically the 'Dumb' and 'Disagree' options, can we ask you add a follow up post to express your opinion and why you are in an opposing stance.

What we will not tolerate is using these tags/ratings to troll members or to take some form of revenge tactic after receiving a 'Dumb' or 'Disagree'.
We expect on these types of tags that members give a polite respectful and constructive response, we understand that members may have very different views on things and accept strong debate but we will not accept it when members resort to short hand tactics like name calling, trolling and multiple negative ratings etc..

Members found to be abusing the post rating system can expect a staff implemented holiday from the forum or a total ban.
It's difficult to start being polite and constructive when the term 'dumb' is neither polite or constructive Darkwood. There's just no need to have it. The word 'dumb' is designed to cause upset, anger etc etc so that's just what it will do. It will not facilitate polite and constructive chat. I guess it's on the list for that very reason, i.e to cause tension and conflict.
Although...... I have just received my 4th ever dumb and it made me chuckle a little:D
 
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I think you should just get rid of it.
Keep the agree, like and funny buttons, even the informative if you must.
If someone disagrees, they can post their disagreement.
If they think a post is dumb, keep it to themselves.
If they dislike something, tough, move on.

To be honest, if they can’t explain why the don’t agree, like or think a post is dumb, their opinion is valueless.

As for bad spelling, do me a favour.
Come on Spin!! You've given 101 dumbs :D
 
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