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  1. #1
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    Any way to report personal attacks in reputation feedback?

    I don't mind negative rep if someone has a valid issue with a post I made. This is a community which, within the ToS, enjoys freedom of speech. But when someone's only feedback to a post I made is "You are an idiot", then I have to question the motives of the person providing feedback. So I'm wondering if there's any way to report feedback like this, which clearly goes against the spirit of the whole system.
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    Report your own post and ask the moderator to look at the rep
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    I sent a PM to Sapience with a link to the thread and asked to have the -rep reversed - and also if he could check the abusive comment. No idea what happened to the comment but the neg rep was gone after a few days.

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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    Behavoiur like this, which is sadly more common than I would like to admit, is a primary reason why the reputation system is not being enabled with the new forums.

    When asked to investigate we do not comment or reply, we simply take a look and take action. usually we remove the offending comment and reputation (positive or negative). If the same person is found to be doing this as a matter of course, they're usually stripped of a fair portion of their rep to prevent their giving negative reputation.

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    I had an interesting experience with someone providing positive feedback and then writing nasty comments in it a few times. I.e. using it as an anonymous way of bashing/harassing people and trying to cover their behind by making it a positive feedback at the same time.

    Another reason I don't mind seeing the reputation function go away altogether.
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    As someone who has had their reputation stripped I can say I miss trolling people with negative rep and witty comments.

    Edit:
    Got another negative reputation mark for this post. This one was "Trolling", which I'm not in this case. I honestly miss my rep level to give negative reputation out to others. If you think I'm trolling, report it. Negative reputation isn't for reporting trolls
    Last edited by Mysterion; Jun 21 2013 at 01:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solien View Post
    I don't mind negative rep if someone has a valid issue with a post I made. This is a community which, within the ToS, enjoys freedom of speech. But when someone's only feedback to a post I made is "You are an idiot", then I have to question the motives of the person providing feedback. So I'm wondering if there's any way to report feedback like this, which clearly goes against the spirit of the whole system.
    Odd. The one and only instance I have ever been given negative rep on a post here was with that exact same comment, word for word. I wonder if it was be the same person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post
    As someone who has had their reputation stripped I can say I miss trolling people with negative rep and witty comments.
    LOL, someone gave me negative reputation with the following note:

    "your the reason why it's being removed for abusing the system"

    I'll only respond with -> "You're"

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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    Closing this thread. Any rep issues should be reported to me.

 

 

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