New Neg Rep Rule Extreme and Unfair...

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    Mods/Admin, I think you've made a grave mistake in curtailing the number of "pos/neg reps" users can issue on a daily basis.

    Although I've been known to be rather scornful of the whole concept in the past, I also realise that it's part of the life blood of this place, and a reduction in a user's rep allowance, be it positive or negative, could potentially drive people away from USMB... a forum that is truly unique to the internet.

    However much some of us may deny it, we're all creatures of vanity, and welcome praise, in whatever form. A pat on the back for a post that all concerned know a lot of effort and/or insight went into crafting is an good way of acknowledging the author's hard work or committment. Reducing the number of pats on the back you can award will have a detrimental impact on USMB, and the amount of traffic that makes the place worth visiting and commenting on.

    True, some will abuse the system. But until such a time passes that a build-up of neg rep handicaps or hinders your account, it's meaningless apart from the displeasure it conveys. Some will also remind us that less frequent pos reps will be of more value, but in the overall scheme of things I think that'll soon wear off.

    I appreciate that it isn't my board, and have no sway in the final decision. But I know that the majority of users on here like receiving pos rep more than once a week, and I think in the long run it'll result in less traffic, depending on your committment, of course.
     
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    i agree with swagger........
     
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    Thank you, Bones. My estimation is that the majority of USMB's regulars will sympathise with what I've written, however hard it may be for some of them to admit to it.
     
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    Maybe just find 5 good posts to rep and then go to another board?
     
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    Yea, I'm definitely leaving if I can't neg the crap outta everyone.
     
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    sillie me....i thought admins wanted to attact posters not piss them off and make them go to other boards
     
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    Nah, they'd much rather have a nice quiet little board with no shit. Pity, but such is life.
     
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    I definitely sympathize, much like I do for a helpless bird getting it's throat ripped out by a cat. :lol:
     
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    I would've rep'd that, but I can't afford to blow one on CG. :rofl:
     
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