Personally, I don't care about any of it. I'm posting this because my comment got into someone's psyche and they obsessed on it all weekend. I've set this post up to let all of you say what you think and let him vent all he wants.
The accumulated "thumbs" mean nothing, since just one person can (and have) hit people with over 20,000 thumbs down without even reading the messages. However, a thumbs up or down on a SPECIFiC message can signify whether that message is good or bad if that one message has multiple thumbs.
The reputation is accumulated over time. Reputation means a lot, because it shows the credibility of the poster. It should be noted that the people with the worst red reputations are all notorious moonbat morons who consistently lie, omit facts, and otherwise post fake news.
Far more important than either of those statistics is to actually READ the messages. When you see a long green line, stop and read that message.. because it is likely to impart some great wisdom.
Quote Personally, I don't care about any of it. I'm posting this because my comment got into someone's psyche and they obsessed on it all weekend. I've set this post up to let all of you say what you think and let him vent all he wants. You really do worship yourself, don't you.
I'll travel from the personal to the more general.My alluring, long red reputation line (and always looking for a little more) was established by two persons.Meanwhile, I've been assigned 360 "thumbs and emojis" as of this writing, with the top six contributors totaling 222 of these marks, and the sixth position tallying at 21 marks. Other members assigned the remaining 138 marks, which, while unlisted, must tally from the teens downward through single digits.Thus, I've received thumbs and emojis from more than more a dozen members. I'll take that larger gene pool over the "reputation" kissing cousins any day. And for whatever it's worth, my marks run about five-to-one positive. I wish this thread would act as a long-term catch-all for remarks about either evaluation system. Unfortunately, so many political topics are diverted and derailed by endless mention of reputation, in particular. It's a sad and weak refuge when one's argument is being shredded for lack of citations, the poor quality of citations, biased premise, off-topic meanderings, and so on.That sums it up for me. Oh, except to say that none of it means much in the grand of scheme of things -- for self-actualized people, anyway.
I would also point out that you have lied to me several times about giving me a thumbs down. I have my own special way of knowing that.
Quote from: : (Hidden) on November 12, 2017, 11:43:46 pmI would also point out that you have lied to me several times about giving me a thumbs down. I have my own special way of knowing that. I'm afraid I'm going to have to call "bullhockey" on that fabrication.As we have not "spoken" privately to my memory, can you simply provide the threads where I "lied" in comments about giving you/not giving you "a thumbs down"?But you can't provide them, can you? So much for your special ways. As an aside, you've probably received about five percent "up" from me in the world of thumbs -- a number that has clearly reached its plateau.
As always, you are wrong. I can provide them. Here is one from 2.5 months ago!:https://forum.gaytorrent.ru/index.php?topic=52326.msg284701#msg284701
One flaw in the "thumbs" is that you can see how many thumbs up and thumbs down you have.. but while it does show you who gave you a thumb, it doesn't specify which members gave you a thumbs up and which gave you a thumbs down. I would also point out that you have lied to me several times about giving me a thumbs down. I have my own special way of knowing that.
Quote from: : (Hidden) on November 13, 2017, 12:22:48 amAs always, you are wrong. I can provide them. Here is one from 2.5 months ago!:https://forum.gaytorrent.ru/index.php?topic=52326.msg284701#msg284701No. Your point was that I "lied" about making a thumbs down -- that somewhere I denied it, and you had the ability to prove otherwise:"I would also point out that you have lied to me several times about giving me a thumbs down. I have my own special way of knowing that."Your reference link only alleges the giving of a thumbs down. I've given you a fair share, including in that thread.Saying I lied about it is, ironically, the lie. Pony up a citation where I have lied to you regarding thumbs, and stop shifting your claim.
You did lie about it. You were not aware that I could tell who was downvoting me, and you kept denying it. You were lying.
This is an example of trying to start a fight. You didn't make any contribution to the topic though it is important to you. Instead, you made an unrelated comment. As an Admin you should do better. You are supposed to be the one setting the correct tone on how to behave and yet here you are giving an example of how not to behave. This is a good example of why the red/green reputation bar has no meaning. You have a long green bar but you go off topic constantly. The number of thumbs up/down correctly reflect your contribution. Still, I won't put a thumb down because I reserve that for bad content related to the topic. That's why I have given so few.
I'll give you guys a hint. Despite what someone says publicly, running to the helpdesk crying about something shows you care.
1. The more rep you have, the bigger the hit/boost is to the other person. 2. NOPE. Everyone is treated equally. If an admin has 10k rep and a user also has 10k rep, the effect on others is the same. 3. The stars are your forum level, as are the colors. Newbs have the lowest with admins having the highest. 4. Titles (except staff) are based on post counts. Thumbs mean nothing either when a handful of users can destroy over 15k in thumbs up surplus in a few months, simply by following their enemies around and down voting EVERYTHING they post, even filling porn requests and helping others use the site. Anyone can ruin a positive thumbs rating, but it's harder to do that to reputation. The same goes the other way, anyone can artificially inflate their thumbs rating when they clump together, but it's a lot harder to do that with reputation. Let me just point out, if you didn't care, you wouldn't be asking. I don't care about the tax rates in INDIA, so I don't look it up or ask.
I think it's obvious. A group of people with very little reputation and very low thumbs up ratings (compared to what I had) were able to destroy my over 15k thumbs up rating. All combined, their thumbs and reputation scored didn't add up to even a quarter of what I had. However, because their relatively low reputation scores, they weren't able to do the same thing to my reputation rating. With the thumbs ratings, you can have the absolutely worst rating and still destroy another person's rating. The same can't be said for reputation.