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Poll: Likes / Reputation

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Should we enable full community reputation? (Likes/Dislikes)

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#21 llamabox

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:04 PM

Whichever way it goes looks like I'll have to build my rep back up.

#22 Alder Logs

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

Well, I just got cheated out of getting a like in the NYC Bust thread, because someone ran out ... AGAIN!

 

Therefore, for you people who just can't control yourselves, (Juthro, SPS, you know who I'm talking about) I think we should have an online meeting place for, "Over-Likers Anonymous."  You guys just can't stop at a Like or two.   You just go berserk, liking here, liking there.  Next thing, there y'all are, crying, "I'm sorrrrrry, I ran out of Likes."   Well, boo hoo, boys.  Man up and stop being so.... so liberal! 

 

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Edited by Alder Logs, 10 January 2017 - 08:11 PM.

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#23 Juthro

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

Just for that, I'm not going to give you a like for that....

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#24 Alder Logs

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:50 PM

Well how do ya like that?


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#25 PsyBearknot

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:16 PM

I think the likes can get thrown around a little lightly some times however I am guilty of this as well.

However I think that if there is a post or thread that is truly wrong that someone would wish to give a negative
Rep or a dislike to that poster then maybe it would be a wise time to use the report post function and let a mod or admin look into the issue. If you truly dislike something it would give a more anonymous way to let some one know and not worry about abuse or retaliation

#26 Alder Logs

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:31 PM

However I think that if there is a post or thread that is truly wrong that someone would wish to give a negative
Rep or a dislike to that poster then maybe it would be a wise time to use the report post function and let a mod or admin look into the issue. If you truly dislike something it would give a more anonymous way to let some one know and not worry about abuse or retaliation

 

That's how I have usually dealt with it.   Plus, I like that as a buffer, in case I am misreading, possibly taking something wrong, or just generally out to lunch.  It puts it to a jury, so to speak.  

 

Something would have to be pretty bad: blatant aggression, trolling, bigotry, fucktardism, shit disturbing, etc., before I would want to go farther than just trying to talk it out reasonably.  I would not be easily wanting to publicly brand someone, unless they said something bad about my cat. 


Edited by Alder Logs, 10 January 2017 - 11:38 PM.

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#27 Arathu

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:39 PM

Hahahahahahaha....................I'm so freaking guilty of "overlike" I think I'll chair the meeting..............who is making coffee?

 

See........I "like" a ton of what gets said here and I tend to not respond to things that I disagree with (unless it's mean, blatantly incorrect, or simply poor advice) so I guess my understanding of usage vs functionality needs defined in context.

 

All I know is that this texting, smart phone, digitally connected world is becoming more and more impersonal and paradoxically disconnected (for various reasons) so wee need to stay on top of our communicative skillsets................. yeah yeah....Hey Martha........Arathu's babbling again!


Edited by Arathu, 11 January 2017 - 01:57 PM.

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#28 SteampunkScientist

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:50 PM

I am definitely not a fan of the dislike option for many of the same reasons stated above.  This is a community that is quite different from the sometimes grey world we all live in.  It is an oasis to me.  Frankly I believe there are much better ways to handle posts that would be disliked by many people, and those posts that are "disliked" by a few... well, just say it then! Basically to me, a "dislike" is disingenuous.  If I ever gave one, I would then have to post to say why I did....so why bother? I doubt I would ever use it even if I had it.

 

This community is trying to spread more love, understanding, and working together - again, something that is sorely lacking in the outside world if you will. "Disliking something" without having to explain why is something we all get way too much of in the outside world and I would suggest that is the real reason, either consciously or unconsciously, that the dislike system was never implemented.

 

I would like to see "roll-over" likes. I love the idea of the guild program.  Reputation is nice, but it can give one a big head.  I don't know about how that would work...

 

 

On the other hand, I would like a button on my posts so that all the ladies who are swooning at my words can press it - and it says "Date ME!"  :tongue:


Edited by SteampunkScientist, 16 January 2017 - 02:53 PM.

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#29 Alder Logs

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:11 PM

 

Reputation is nice, but it can give one a big head.

 

Well, I thought the Pope hat fit really well, and it hid my rabbit ears too.


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#30 PsyBearknot

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

I thought the pope hat was to hid the elongated lizzard alien skull?!? Oh damn been down the YouTube rabbit hole again...

Need to get some one to creat a coin shaped award for the OLA club president A!
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#31 SteampunkScientist

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:23 PM

Hey, not before I get my Top Hat award!

Alder, according to your philosophy of life, your head is an illusion, so no worries! :)

Edited by SteampunkScientist, 16 January 2017 - 08:24 PM.


#32 Alder Logs

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:04 PM

Even if I have no philosophy, one will be assigned to me.   My illusory head is not an illusion, or it is an illusion.  Dang it!   Under the old rep system, the illusory "I" had earned popedom.  By moving the forum to this new incarnation, I, and all the other popes, lost our popeness, and all its ring-kissing glory.   Anyway, there was never a Top Hat Award, but damn it, I bet one is coming.  Me, maybe I want a beanie with a propeller, or maybe my old Davey Crockett coonskin cap.   It's surprising what senility will go for. 


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#33 Skywatcher

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:23 PM

Hey, not before I get my Top Hat award!

 Hmmm. Top Hat you say?

Just for you SpS, For a true gentleman, 

and perhaps a bit more?

 

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Edited by Skywatcher, 16 January 2017 - 10:24 PM.

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#34 Skywatcher

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:32 PM

And since I am granting wishes tonight, this one is for you Alder.

But I need you to repeat "Help me Cecil, Help me"  a few times.........

 

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Edited by Skywatcher, 16 January 2017 - 10:32 PM.

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#35 Skywatcher

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

As far as Pope goes, I'm keeping this one for myself.........

 

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Edited by Skywatcher, 16 January 2017 - 10:42 PM.

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#36 Alder Logs

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:41 PM

Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent would never let me down.  We were in tight with Capt. H.K. Huff'n'puff and always on the lookout for Dishonest John. 

Here, let me try that one on.  beanieSWF3.gif

 

 

You really want to know how old I am?   When I was a tiny kid, Beanie and Cecil were puppets on local TV (KTLA--channel 5--the biggest tower on top of Mt. Wilson).  Stan Freberg was Cecil's voice and backbone.  I went to the same high school that he did, but he was already doing the show when I was only a toddler.  We had TV in 1949 when I was two.   My mom made Cecil puppets for me and my brother. 

 

Hey, there are crappy kinescope recordings of it!

 

[Direct Link]

 

From Wikipedia: 

Albert Einstein was a fan of the show. On one occasion, the physicist interrupted a high-level conference by announcing, "You will have to excuse me, gentlemen. It's Time for Beany."

 


Edited by Alder Logs, 16 January 2017 - 11:44 PM.

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#37 Alder Logs

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:51 PM

How do I do a like for catattack's avatar today?


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:05 AM

How do I do a like for catattack's avatar today?


Maybe scratch behind his ears...?
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:06 AM

Capt. H.K. Huff'n'puff 

WT?

 

H.R. Pufnstuf?


Edited by August West, 17 January 2017 - 01:07 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:17 AM

H.R. PuffnStuff.  Was that ever a thinly veiled children's show about smoking the "Devils Parsley" or what? ha ha! I remember those days on a cold winter Saturday.


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