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Why do you downrep?

 
 
Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2013 06:40 pm
Just been in a thread where people have downrepped for rudeness, which I understand, but also (it appears) for advice they don't agree with, which I don't understand so well.

The few times I have done this it has been because of spite and nastiness that was disruptive to the whole thread but I think dissenting opinions and differing takes on a topic are part of what we're here for.

Why do you downrep?
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ShadowKnight
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2013 09:52 pm
@spikepipsqueak,
I myself downrep sometimes when I find things offensive, or contribute to little if anything, although I believe we all are prone to bias, and can downrep someone simply because they have a nickname such as "IamaBeleiberJustinlove4U"

Bias? Its basically a blend of experience and prejudice... I believe NONE is without the least bit of prejudice, simply because its linked to the way we learn, racists and such should of course practice the art of "unlearning" from time to time, we all should, but in particular racists and nazis.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2013 11:00 pm
@spikepipsqueak,
To make trolling invisible to,me on threads I am otherwise enjoying.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 12:03 am
Thumb down.
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spikepipsqueak
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:34 am
@dlowan,
It does that?

You learn something every day. Very Happy

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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:40 am
@dlowan,
Could you please repeat this post, as I have downrepped you and can no longer read it.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:45 am
@Lordyaswas,
Sure. Here ya go

Could you please repeat this post, as I have downrepped you and can no longer read it.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:47 am
I find it fairly easy to ignore people whom i consider offensive, so i don't vote on posts--except, of course, when it's the Wabbit or Lordy.

Seriously, though, i consider this a tempest in a teapot matter. There is at least one and maybe more members who go through the threads each morning (morning in North America) and vote down every, consecutive posts. Meh . . .
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:52 am
@roger,
Take that!.....(furiously presses the downrep button while making pyow pyow noises)
roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:55 am
@Lordyaswas,
Dayum! Where did I go, and why am I sitting in this handbasket?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:58 am
@roger,
Blissfully unaware of the now deleted Roger's post, I now turn my attention to the herbal viagra pop-up and try to remember where I left my credit card...
roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 02:03 am
@Lordyaswas,
I seen it! I seen it! It was right here by the downrep button a minute ago.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 02:32 am
@roger,
I can only see the downlib button ... I want a downreb button, too!
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 03:11 am
@Walter Hinteler,
That's because you bought one of them thar Ree-publican keyboards.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 03:28 am
@Lordyaswas,
I'll ask my demkey service to change that ...
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 2 May, 2013 09:48 am
I don't. I only thumb up.
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