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Who are the two mysterious Thumb people?

 
 
Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 07:39 am
A bit of a conspiracy to get us through these tough times...

On the political threads, there are 2 mysterious figures that spend their days clicking the thumb up and the thumb down on each and every post that get made.

I have kept track and narrowed the search to only 2 people because the average approval/disapproval is +2/-2. As in a post will have a score of 3 (+2) or -1 (-2).

I was wondering a couple things...

A> Who has that much time on their hands to go through each and every post and click that tiny thumb icon? I mean that's like a full time job! A2K is a very popular forum and very busy. Hundreds of posts per hour.

B> If you are going to thumb down every post by a person, why wouldn't you simply choose to ignore that poster? If every post by a user bothers you so much, why not simply choose not to see the?

In conclusion, as you thumb down this post, ask yourself if it is really worth the work you are doing. Do you feel that what you do adds to the enjoyment of others and ask yourself why you do such a thankless job.

If you are going to stay anonymous, no one can ever pat you on the back and tell you what a great job you are doing.
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 07:53 am
Doubtless the thumber(s) is(are) feeling so totally impotent they hope in this way to put an "r" before the "p" in impotent. After they get older, the summing up process in their last years will tell them it was for naught. Dear dead days beyond recall. And the world was altered by them not a whit. Sad, sad, sad.
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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 07:55 am
a thumb-bot?
McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 07:56 am
@hightor,
Maybe. I hadn't considered that.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 11:15 am
I don't know about you. I think I know who is my own compulsive down-thumber.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 11:16 am
@McGentrix,
Mac, part of the reason so many TD is that many of us find it the only quick way to curtail the length of our listing

Jes attn, we need a better way
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centrox
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 11:46 am
If I strongly agree or disagree with what someone has posted, I prefer to make a post saying why. Thumbs-down don't convey very much, really, and can be ambiguous because as we have seen, some people use a thumbs-down to collapse posts they have read.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 11:58 am
@centrox,
Precisely Cen, as I had tried to convey so unsuccessfully, that the Software Mavens here need t' look into
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George
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 11:59 am
http://www.chillhour.com/img/funny/funny_portraits/funny_portraits_6.jpg

I pity the fools!
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centrox
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 12:14 pm
I think I read somewhere, not too long ago, a message from the site management saying that creation of, or participation in, thumbing cabals, whether up or down, was grounds for suspension or expulsion.
Krumple
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 12:39 pm
@McGentrix,
I think it's funny when my posts get thumbed down but there will be a post later by another poster either saying/adding to what I have already said or exactly what I said yet they will get thumbed up instead.

I know I have haters here who don't even read my comments they just see my name and thumb it down.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 12:45 pm
I was just curious if the anonymous thumbers would expose themselves. I didn't think that having all of my political posts thumbed down automatically was a big deal, I just assumed it was how that person or persons dealt with different opinions. But, after awhile, you have to wonder about actual motivations.

I mean every single post. It's crazy if you think about it.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 01:06 pm
@centrox,
On DailyKos, the equivalent of "thumbs" are public. You can see a list of the names of people who "recommend" or "hide" a post. It is a good way to avoid thumb wars, because the guilty parties are public.

This seems like a very good idea.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 21 Mar, 2017 06:57 pm
@maxdancona,
Or one could just ignore the thumbs up or down thing. As someone else said if I see something i disagree with by someone I respect I will state my objection.
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ekename
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2017 12:17 am
Thumb people I know think that I'm crazy.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2017 10:44 am
@McGentrix,
Quote:
But, after awhile, you have to wonder about actual motivations
Mac, as I've indicated in erstwhile postings (howdja like that'n), TD is used by some of us not for disparagement but simply to curtail the size of our post listing

Jes if you're listenin', we need a better way....
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 23 Mar, 2017 02:00 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

A bit of a conspiracy to get us through these tough times...



No. These are the best of times. Not being able to project your consciousness into the future, I can see why one might make this statement. Just have faith.
centrox
 
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Reply Thu 23 Mar, 2017 02:06 pm
@Foofie,
Foofie wrote:
These are the best of times.

You are Dr Pangloss and I claim my five pounds!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 23 Mar, 2017 03:13 pm
I post at a site at which one can upvote a post, or downvote it. If you do either one, you are reported by name to the person who wrote the post. Needless to say, upvotes are far, far more common than downvotes.
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