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Trend of getting neg rep'd for telling people the rules

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by BlueTurtle, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. BlueTurtle

    BlueTurtle BANNED BANNED

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    I've noticed an increasing trend that whenever I do something in the community's best interest to help protect newbies who don't know any better and call out people doing shady things I get neg rep'd.

    For instance I just got a nice neg rep today for telling someone not to create threads linking to their site which is basically an opt-in page.

    Threads like that can get 100's of newbies signing up then getting scammed and consequently creating shitlists. Is it not the place of a more experienced member to point out these things so A) people don't fall victim and B) people learn the rules.

    It's obviously not very helpful to the staff if anyone who's doing their bit to help out with the forum is getting neg rep'd and called an 'asshole' or having 'hatred'. I'm sure people can clearly see from my posts I have absolutely no hatred towards anyone. I consider myself extremely easy going and I like helping others, but I will point out when someone's doing something I consider to be shady and dangerous to others.

    This is a bit of a rant and I am actually annoyed at being neg rep'd for trying to help people. It's one thing being neg rep'd for being a pillock or saying something inappropriate, but it's quite another when you're being neg rep'd for serving the community.

    It'd be nice to get some feedback from the staff on this. If the staff don't appreciate people pointing out rules and reporting then fair enough, but if they do then some of the jrvips should really stop neg repping whenever newbies are getting told off for doing something.

    It's kind of like "political correctness gone mad". Some of the jrvips think you have to be nice to potential scammers and shady folks trying to sell stuff in pm, build lists or otherwise subvert the regular channels of doing things.

    If we start all acting like that the forum would be overrun with people taking advantage and newbies getting scammed left right and centre.


    Thanks for listening.
     
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  2. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I think it's all in the delivery.
     
  3. twilightofidols

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    Agreed + Delivery matters.
     
  4. Leith

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    Haters gonna hate man.
     
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  5. BlueTurtle

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    Yeah you're right, man. Thanks for reminding me of this. Such a simple, but powerful statement.

    I mean the neg rep was

    "Why are you always so rude to people? Where does your hatred come from??"

    So it's just some hater trying to get me down, and hey, it worked. They pushed my button by saying I have hatred, which I don't like. I guess I do have a little hatred still in me otherwise it wouldn't upset me though. I guess I can thank them for reminding me of that. :)
     
  6. Leith

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    Ignore them. If you, deep down, know that you did nothing wrong, then there is nothing to worry about or stress about. Justin Bieber has millions of haters, (LITERALLY A LOT!) but I love the way he comes down to terms and doesn't let anything get in his way pretty much. Although his singing is quite terrible, how he copes is great.
     
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    @OP
    I know which post you are referring too, even I found your wording a little rough but its ok.
    Now the thing is you can never please everyone every-time.
     
  8. BlueTurtle

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    I admit it was a little rough, yes. It was a knee-jerk reaction from seeing such a blatant attempt to build a list, but the guy's taken it down and has been humble about it, so all is good and in this case I don't believe he meant any harm. I should have been a little more neutral though and I'll keep that in mind next time!
     
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  9. elvis1973

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    dont worry I just plus rep'd you so all is good with the world again.

    I really hate when people say "great post" and "subscribed"......really who gives a shit? If you dont have anything constructive or useful to say then shut the fuck up.

    I got some guy send me a PM call me a Jack Ass because I told him to use the "thank you" button, he sent me a shitty PM saying that he had used it, but he still made a pointless post saying great thread, it just spoils the thread when you are trying to follow something and you have to go wade through 500 thank you posts just to find something useful

    people who do this consistently should be slapped.

    rant over
     
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  10. deathripper

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    Just ignore those sensitive morons.
     
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  11. BlueTurtle

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    I agree! It's pretty rampant because of the initial filters/pm post limit, but you get some people who just try to get 1000+ posts with junk. It does indeed just fill up good threads with fluff.
     
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    All the haters should come and neg rep me! Come on! I will get your fucking ass burnt faster than you could shout WTF?! Trust me.

    @BlueTurtle: report your problem to mods, and not creating threads like this.
     
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  13. abhi007

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    guy did the same to me neg replied me for no effin reason i reported him he got banned for life, you cannot neg rep anyone just for any stupid reason either your a newbie or a donor.
     
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    To be honest, Rep doesnt really matter. Its not a measure of trust. but yea, its stupid to -ve rep others for speaking their mind.

    But if it makes you happy, Here's +16 reps for you to make up some -ve reps by morons :)
     
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  15. dave2012

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    Lol, same as the police, they enforce the rules.. people hate them.
     
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  17. deviatus

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    I've called out so many people on this forum... not one neg rep from it. Just don't sound like a know-it-all dweeb when you do it.
     
  18. Stupid Smurf

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    Oh lord, that would be horrible. Then this place would be just like Warrior Forum.
     
  19. OldSalt

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    Don't be such a whiiinnneerrr.... -rep

    Just kidding of course. ;) Yea, it can be the delivery but in the end if they feel the need to neg rep you, let them. You've got an outstanding rep after being a member a little over 6 months and noone can see that there was neg rep other than you and mods.

    Just be who you are and let the few people that want to neg rep you do it. In most cases if you neg rep them back, yours will carry more weight then theirs did cause they are almost always new.

    I know in my case, I sleep well at night, feeling good about who I am - and honestly wouldn't give a crap if someone gave me neg rep.

    *Arrrgh* just realized this was a necro'd tread... although freshly dead... lol
     
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  20. illfounded21

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    I haven't seen BlueTurtle around here in a while, hopefully he wasn't put off by some idiots.