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Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Mon 11 Dec - 11:09
Hi, all,

I'd like to suggest that we refrain from downvoting newbies with a zero score, unless they've clearly violated the rules of the forum. It happened to me through an honest mistake, and it nearly drove me away to find myself as a noob with a negative reputation.

When in doubt, contact an admin.

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Re: Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Mon 11 Dec - 23:45
And we should upvote everyone who doesn't break the rules?
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Re: Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Tue 12 Dec - 0:09
The basic idea behind the voting system supposed to be that upvotes get given when people contribute something of value to the discussion or show support or empathy for others... at least that's when I give out upvotes. I downvote people only when they're making a nuisance of themselves (trolling) or when they say something which is upsetting for other people. That said, that's how I use the voting system, but others will obviously have different criteria for when they upvote and downvote other people. Thing is, nobody can make anyone use the system in any particular way, short of disabling the system, which I don't plan on doing unless it causes serious problems.
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Re: Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Tue 12 Dec - 1:29
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If it helps, anyone can downvote me any time they wish. I don't look at reputation, and I hope that when I say stupid things, (which happens fairly often,) people will take an extra couple seconds and shoot me a message telling me I'm being dumb.
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Re: Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Tue 12 Dec - 1:48
Quad Family wrote:And we should upvote everyone who doesn't break the rules?

Jane Doe wrote:The basic idea behind the voting system supposed to be that upvotes get given when people contribute something of value to the discussion or show support or empathy for others... at least that's when I give out upvotes. I downvote people only when they're making a nuisance of themselves (trolling) or when they say something which is upsetting for other people.

I don't think I need to say more.

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Re: Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Tue 26 Dec - 16:49
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Quadfamily, I take that back. A blatant fake deserves it.

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Re: Please don't downvote newbies unless they're breaking the rules

on Wed 27 Dec - 9:30
Touche. Whoever. Smile

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