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I wouldn't label Omstat unworthy, as stated when hovering over his red blobs, just annoying at times.
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Old 16.08.2019, 13:43
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Re: reputation and stars

Omtatsat makes me laugh (not at him, but through his quirky wit). As a result, he's one of my favourite posters, even though I don't agree with some of his opinions.

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Old 16.08.2019, 13:53
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This is my problem too, the inconsistency. They need to come together and decide on a clear policy on how to deal with things because as it stands at the moment it’s a complete mess.
Simple solution: ban all of the mods!

(but not the rockers )

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Old 16.08.2019, 13:56
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Simple solution: ban all of the mods!

(but not the rockers )
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The thanks button should be an “I agree button”, the groan button should become an “I disagree” button.
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Old 16.08.2019, 13:58
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The thanks button should be an “I agree button”, the groan button should become an “I disagree” button.
I don't agree.

If someone has an amusing, or heart-warming story - I want to thank them for it, rather than agree with them.
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I don't agree.
I'm confused. So, are you groaning him?
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Old 16.08.2019, 14:18
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I'm confused. So, are you groaning him?
That's my point.

"Thanks" is better as it's more multi-purpose. You may not agree with a person's point of view but they can still write a great post.
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Old 16.08.2019, 14:22
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What about a facepalm button instead of groan?
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Old 16.08.2019, 14:29
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I don't agree.

If someone has an amusing, or heart-warming story - I want to thank them for it, rather than agree with them.
I think it's generally not that difficult to tell whether a post is broadly appreciated, or not, just from the gerneral context of the continuing conversation.

On another forum I'm on they didn't have the "thanks" feature but they introduced it just to reduce the clutter caused by people posting things like "I agree" or "I appreciate" without adding anything else. In other words, this function can help reduce the clutter and hence make it easier to follow a conversation. If we used those buttons in that vein rather than for settling scores, life would be much easier.
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Old 16.08.2019, 14:29
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That's my point.

"Thanks" is better as it's more multi-purpose. You may not agree with a person's point of view but they can still write a great post.
Agreed. I often thank posts, when I disagree with their content.

If their post got me thinking, or is well written, a thanks is not the same as liking, agreement, or an upvote.

By reverse, in eight years I haven’t groaned any posts or given red rep. And, I thank far more often than I’ve been thanked.

It’s the decision I took, when I first joined the EF in 2011 about how I want to engage with a community I’ve never met; or spoken with face to face.
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Old 16.08.2019, 14:33
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Re: reputation and stars

I don't see the need for groans/dislikes or red blobs. I've used the groan function only once (on a post that's now deleted, so no idea why I groaned it!) and never assigned red blobs.
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Old 16.08.2019, 17:49
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Re: reputation and stars

Sometimes I think the forum should have a "huh?" button.
To ask/comment
  • Waddayamean?
  • How does that connect to anything here?
  • Your sentences are so jumbled I'm not sure what you're saying!
  • Do you even hear your own words?
  • Have you not understood what the others have already written?
  • But it doesn't mean anything.
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Old 17.08.2019, 05:52
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Agreed. I often thank posts, when I disagree with their content.

If their post got me thinking, or is well written, a thanks is not the same as liking, agreement, or an upvote.
Well then, you are obviously thanking them because they made a thought-provoking, well-written post. Groans are generally for when someones post make you feel disdain and/or gives you a negative reaction of some kind.

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By reverse, in eight years I haven’t groaned any posts or given red rep. And, I thank far more often than I’ve been thanked.

It’s the decision I took, when I first joined the EF in 2011 about how I want to engage with a community I’ve never met; or spoken with face to face.
So you don't use the system how it's meant to be used, and have never groaned or red blobbed anyone, for fear of offending people you have never met? Some may also see that as lacking the strength to be honest and convey what you actually think. After all, there is a clear difference between using it and abusing it.
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Old 17.08.2019, 07:46
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I wouldn't label Omstat unworthy, as stated when hovering over his red blobs, just annoying at times.
Seems like I'm no longer unworthy. Wow that's a relief!
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Old 17.08.2019, 08:14
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In 10 years I’ve only given 1 groan and it was because I found the post upsetting.
Otherwise it’s thanks or silence.

I still love EF and I find it comforting like an old arm chair, a cup of tea and a book. Even if we have heated debates, it’s still a quirky nice place with old familiar faces. Lots of reasons for thanks and green blobbies.
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Old 17.08.2019, 09:11
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banning a well-known member that reacted and then removing all traces was a disgrace.
huh, what did I miss? Where did this happen and which member?
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Old 17.08.2019, 10:43
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..it’s a complete mess.
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..I find it comforting..
It's a matter of personalities, expectations and tolerance

Most people are positive and fun.
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Old 17.08.2019, 10:53
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In 10 years I’ve only given 1 groan and it was because I found the post upsetting.
Otherwise it’s thanks or silence.

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I wish I had reached this level of wisdom but I am a choleric, always have been. (and my addiction to coffee does not help at all lol)
Hope some day I will grow up though....
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Seems like I'm no longer unworthy. Wow that's a relief!
What is it actually that is being reflected in your sunglasses in your avatar?
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