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Old 15.06.2012, 11:27
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I noticed this morning the very short progress, yesterday evening, of one newby from first post, through flounce, then major rattle-throw, to being banned, all in the space of four hours or so.

Quite amusing, it was, but I note that the poster groaned at nearly every reply, and quite possibly tried to throw some blobbies around too. In this sort of case, is it possible to remove their groans/thanks/rep from the forum? It just strikes me that it's possible for someone to come along and really mess up one's apparent reputation, groans vs. thanks, very easily and potentially could be used maliciously by someone like this person creating a new identity and groaning all over the place before getting banned again.

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Old 15.06.2012, 11:29
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Old 15.06.2012, 12:24
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This sounds like the ideal approach, but negative ratings can affect your ability to do stuff In the For Sale/Wanted section. Would you buy off someone with a stack of red blobs?
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Old 15.06.2012, 12:45
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This sounds like the ideal approach, but negative ratings can affect your ability to do stuff In the For Sale/Wanted section. Would you buy off someone with a stack of red blobs?
Well that depends what they are selling, doesn't it...
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Old 15.06.2012, 12:51
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Well that depends what they are selling, doesn't it...
I'll sell blobs (any color you like as long as they're red or green) for sexual favors .....
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Old 15.06.2012, 12:55
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This sounds like the ideal approach, but negative ratings can affect your ability to do stuff In the For Sale/Wanted section. Would you buy off someone with a stack of red blobs?
New people can't give blobbies. And the amount of damage that can be done on one of those sprees is limited. Remember it's only like 5 blobbies per week or something.

I wouldn't worry about. Wear your scars with pride!

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Old 15.06.2012, 14:09
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It would take way too much time getting forensic on the "He said / She said" justifications, hence mods generally don't get involved with rep.
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New people can't give blobbies.
Good point, but it's quite easy to post enough in a very short space of time to get to that point.

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I wouldn't worry about. Wear your scars with pride!
Heh. But no, it's not me - I didn't even see the thread in question until it was closed and the newby user banned, but I can see the added groans on all who posted on the thread.
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It would take way too much time getting forensic on the "He said / She said" justifications, hence mods generally don't get involved with rep.
Fair enough. I thought there might just be an automatic way of removing all a user's groans and/or rep when they're removed from the system or something. Not expecting the mods to individually involve themselves as you suggest.
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Old 15.06.2012, 14:20
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I'll sell blobs (any color you like as long as they're red or green) for sexual favors .....
Do you accept credit?
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Old 15.06.2012, 14:23
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Good point, but it's quite easy to post enough in a very short space of time to get to that point.
But still there is a limit of 5 blobbies in a week (or something similar). So the damage isn't that great. And no one seriously cares about the groan count. Blobbies, yes. Groans, not so much.
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Old 15.06.2012, 14:24
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Credit where credit's due...
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Old 15.06.2012, 14:25
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Also people with neutral or negative rep can only give neutral blobbies, so your overall rep doesnt change. Emm... Links to the thread anyone?
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Old 15.06.2012, 14:40
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Old 15.06.2012, 14:55
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Re: groans/thanks/blobs from banned users

I think Ace is talking about NewbyNewby who had a little rant about job ads for german speakers only being posted in English when for German only.

The thread did not have much substance, it was more a whinge but with no real offering or talking points. So when they got a not so positive response or response they were looking for they groaned and abused everyone accusing the members of being all sorts.

As far as I am aware, and has been cited above, a person of that standing would not be able to do too much damage on the blob front. Hell I can only offer some + or - 1 and I been here a wee while now.

And who cares about groans really, I mean, I dont judge anyone on their groans. I dont really judge anyone on their rep either, and if they were selling something I wanted then I would buy it. I dont care if they upset people on here or not
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Old 15.06.2012, 15:01
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I dont really judge anyone on their rep either, and if they were selling something I wanted then I would buy it.
I had your same attitude too. Until I actually bought something from someone who had two red blobbies. I looked through this person's posts and I couldn't really see where these two red came from. So I went ahead and bought anyway. I can tell you it was the worst online buying experience I have ever had! Buyer beware!
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Old 15.06.2012, 15:04
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I had your same attitude too. Until I actually bought something from someone who had two red blobbies. I looked through this person's posts and I couldn't really see where these two red came from. So I went ahead and bought anyway. I can tell you it was the worst online buying experience I have ever had! Buyer beware!
oooooooooooooo elaborate??????????

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Old 15.06.2012, 15:09
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I just bought something from someone with a red blob. I was a bit cautious as i read miniMias post but at the end all was well. But i would think twice about buying stuff from people with more

Some months ago i wanted to buy some books but the person had a really bad attitude. So i pulled back and im glad i did. It was so satisfying to read that he didnt sell a single one
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Old 15.06.2012, 15:20
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oooooooooooooo elaborate??????????

Let's just say the person was a bit paranoid, didn't provide correct banking details, the goods arrived in a shabby state and yet I was the bad guy!
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Old 15.06.2012, 15:35
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I'll sell blobs (any color you like as long as they're red or green) for sexual favors .....
Sorry to disappoint but you're taking "rep whore" a little too literal here..
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