I haven't been on the forum in a while. I noticed the new format when I visited a few days ago. I also had 4 notifications. This is, apparently, where people judge my comments. Okay, I'm good with that. 3 out of the 4 were "bad" and referred to the same comment made back in July.
Today, I come back and there's another, new, notification on the same comment from last July and it was a 'bad'. What's up with that?
I find it a bit disturbing that someone is hounding me for something I said several months ago. Is anyone else having a 'problem' with the ratings?
I also got 2 "Notifications" this morning, both were good, but I find this a bit disturbing. First of all, I do not want to have to open something I didn't ask for and second if you don't like what I say, put it in the thread. From now on I just won't open the notifications.
It smacks of stalking. . .
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Meh. Someone giving me an anonymous thumbs down on a message board is not high on my list of things to care about. I've had two, so far. Could not care less. Everyone is free to search my posts from the beginning and give be "bad" ratings - it won't even ruin my next 10 minutes, let alone my day.
I'm not a fan of anonymous ratings...I have no clue what it's supposed to prove, but I don't really care either. I'm very glad they go rid of the nasty red and I hope the anonymous ratings die a natural death too. You want to have a thumbs up or thumbs down, attach a name to it.
Mods, why not agree or disagree....what's with the good vs bad. Is this preschool?
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I think it is probably COTHs way of cutting down on the personal bantering back and forth on the threads. This keeps the threads from rambling on and on, getting personal and getting off the original topic. Plus, it saves space on the BB. Or, they are copying ebay's method of rating buyers and sellers.
BTW, I have been a stalking victim in "real" life and there is no comparison. Sticks and stones...
I dunno, I kind of like them. It draws me back to discussions that may have fallen off the main page since I was last perusing the boards. I got a bad one the other day and when I went back to reread the thread, I got a good chuckle at my comment that got the thumbs down. So there's that too. LOL
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We warmbloods got a thumbs down on a thread where we were complaining about getting a thumbs down! We occasionally wander off from the secret santa thread, since we got a head start and finished all our shopping and mailed all of our gifts off to Eleanor. And so we got a thumbs down on the political thread. When we complained, we got another thumbs down. We are not amused.
We don't like it, but it's still better than getting the signal that one is #1, the middle finger number one sign. Or as a football announcer once said to another on tv, "look, Don. He's telling us we're #1."
We just want to get the names of those who thumb us down. A little toilet papering of their houses should be our revenge.
Oh my goodness, I didn't even know what the notifications were about !! I was ignoring that feature. Now I see I have 11 notifications. I wonder if they ever clear out, or if they just keep accumulating. And what could possibly be the usefulness of these notifications?
My mother always taught me to follow the advice of Thumper's mother (the rabbit in Bambi, for you young'uns)..if you can't say something nice (or useful) don't say anything at all. And all the red & green thumbs in the world won't change that.
We need a consistent terminology
Is it "appreciate" (vs not appreciate)
"Helpfull" (vs "not helpful"
or "Good" vs "Bad"?
Pick ONE and use it in all 3 places.
Speaking of old posts, I just got two Appreciate/Helpfull/Good for a post from 2011.
In general, I'd really like to know WHO did it. If it is someone whose opinion I respect, I am going to interpret the notification (good OR bad) very differently from a notification from someone whose opinion I don't respect.
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