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.