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BHW needs a "Stupid" button (opposite of "Thanks")

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by johndea, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    I've been seeing so many posts recently that are stupid, moronic, timewasters.

    I would make a list but it would just irritate me.

    Different stupid posts include:
    * Me too.
    * Cool. I subscribed to this.
    * No you can't make a white hat site, G will slap you. (Or something else patently false.)
    etc.

    I want a "Stupid" button. Or is that what neg rep is for? Except people don't neg rep enough.

    It's like the "Thanks" button, but if the post gets three or more "Stupids" it automatically gets hidden. Plus the user gets banned if they're too Stupid.
     
  2. TheMatrix

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    I second that. This thread, particularly, needs one.
     
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  3. pointy

    pointy Newbie

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    I like this idea... maybe not the part about 3 stupids = hidden posts, but the concept is good.
     
  4. download

    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Actually I genuinely think that's a decent idea - it would be a much better sign of reputation than our current thanks system, where you can get like 50 thanks by simply sharing an ebook you got off some other forum...

    Not sure what kind of impression it would have on new members though, so might not be a good idea to actually implement it.
     
  5. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    Yeah, let's promote negativity! ... Eh. If you don't like a post, don't reply to it. Simple.
     
  6. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    You can opt for jr.vip and get access to giving negative reps. Thanks button is a way to show appreciation to avoid many of the stupidly short posts.
     
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  7. xpwizard

    xpwizard Junior Member

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    99% of people in IM are cynical assholes. Putting a "stupid" button would just promote trolling.

    To point out the obvious, people would neg rep too much, especially competitors (sales threads/developers, etc)... Take a look at CL.
     
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  8. bk071

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    Massive Backfire! :D
     
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    rpkrocks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes,It's Required:D

    When I Came To BHW I Didn't had Any Single Clue What The Members Were Talking About,I Used To Think Like Who The Hell Is This Moron "Link Juice"

    Must be Some American Fruit Juice ;)



    Now When I Started Knowing a "little" More Than Them,I Started Looking At Them As Stupid Just Because They Came To BHW a Long Time After Me


    Yes They May Sound Stupid

    But We Should Also Remember We All Were Stupid Once:)
     
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  10. Seo Lover

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    +1 ^^^ this
     
  11. YourShadow

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    BHW Needs a LIKE Button
     
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  12. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    The idea isn't to be negative. I don't mind changing the name.

    But have you seen a JOURNEY thread where the OP's posts and smart questions are drowned in a thread of "Me too" or "Sub'ed" posts? It would be great if these could simply be filtered out.
     
  13. wisdomkid

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  14. purewealthinc

    purewealthinc Regular Member

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    It's more looks good if we say "Like and Dislikes" button.. Stupid is not a good sayin word, sounds like a bad kiddy characteristic
     
  15. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    The last thing this forum needs is a button for haters, With all the winners on this forum, we already make their job really easy, why make them a button?
     
  16. captchadreams

    captchadreams Power Member

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    yeah trolls would ruin this. but in a perfect world it would be nice if you 'disliked' and it removed one of their thanks. so they can't troll for thanks.

    but honestly if you're going to do business with someone you should look through their post history.. i always do. and also search on google for their "username" before spending any monies.