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    zx10wall
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    ackuric

    If I cared about my +'s I wouldn't be so vocal with my opinions and criticism. I don't need validation from external sources, I find that within…and once its found I then express it. 

     

    TBF I think the accuracy system is more or less a popularity contest, say what people want to hear get a +, say something conflicting or something that may hurt someones feelings, get a -, not all unpopular opinions are wrong, and not all popular opinions are right…so a system of this nature is not intuitive to open discussion, it draws a very thick line that most people rather not cross…JMO.

    Bingo!

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    ackuric

    If I cared about my +'s I wouldn't be so vocal with my opinions and criticism. I don't need validation from external sources, I find that within…and once its found I then express it. 

     

    TBF I think the accuracy system is more or less a popularity contest, say what people want to hear get a +, say something conflicting or something that may hurt someones feelings, get a -, not all unpopular opinions are wrong, and not all popular opinions are right…so a system of this nature is not intuitive to open discussion, it draws a very thick line that most people rather not cross…JMO.

    Bingo!

    Bingo with a "+!" No pun intended. Right up there with participation trophies.. 

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    intenseaty22
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    On this sort of topic, this is what blows me away. I have gotten a + for a funny comment, that I don’t really think was worthy of a +, yet I have gone way out of my way to help someone that has actually asked for help and have not gotten a + for it when, to be frank, I kinda felt my efforts were worthy of one, although I would not ask for it. (Scratches Head, Shrugs Shoulders) 

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    Insanity
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    I don't think I ever got a + and don't any of you guys give me a + out of pity I will give you a – if you do. I think it is a good way to show thanks without asking for helping but making a comment is a waste of time. 

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    intenseaty22

    On this sort of topic, this is what blows me away. I have gotten a + for a funny comment, that I don’t really think was worthy of a +, yet I have gone way out of my way to help someone that has actually asked for help and have not gotten a + for it when, to be frank, I kinda felt my efforts were worthy of one, although I would not ask for it. (Scratches Head, Shrugs Shoulders) 

     

    You can give the most concise answer possible and still receive -'s for it…what good is that system? Its 100% a judgment system at its core design…judge someones opinion. I've never given any -'s…but with how out of line some opinions are with mine, maybe I should start? 

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    intenseaty22

    On this sort of topic, this is what blows me away. I have gotten a + for a funny comment, that I don’t really think was worthy of a +, yet I have gone way out of my way to help someone that has actually asked for help and have not gotten a + for it when, to be frank, I kinda felt my efforts were worthy of one, although I would not ask for it. (Scratches Head, Shrugs Shoulders) 

     

    You can give the most concise answer possible and still receive -'s for it…what good is that system? Its 100% a judgment system at its core design…judge someones opinion. I've never given any -'s…but with how out of line some opinions are with mine, maybe I should start? 

    That  -thing is a whole other subject. I reserve those for people that are being just an AH, are very crude, or just blatant disrespectful [email protected] You also see a pattern sometimes of those who post in the Classifieds and keep bumping it in one way or another, totally in disregard of the rules and those who posted after them. But, I digress……

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    mtnGhost
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    I honestly like the idea of +, but not -. A Jeep forum that I'm on has a like feature for posts, that tally's up next to your post count on the member's profile <div/> next to their avatar.

    I guess it helps motivate people to provide constructive feedback, but it all happens a little more transparently (yet a little less ambiguously) than the +/- system. 

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    I agree with @Glem.Chally . Although I do have a lot of green balls, I didn't ask for them. It kinda irks me when I see some on here that already have massive amounts of +1s and green balls request "give me a +1 if you like my post" or something similar.  I'm always surprised when there is another +1 in my accuracy. I'll admit, I do like to see them, but to ask for them isn't the way I think this is supposed to work… I have in the past received PMs from members that have asked "how" to give accuracy, or what its for, but not to specifically request one…

    Green balls?

    I can't speak with authority on that subject, but perhaps you should see your Dr. soonly

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    starlingassn
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    i didnt even know about the "+" thing and the green and red balls until just recently.

     

     

    still dont care how it works lol or if i have/dont have any lol

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    starlingassn

    i didnt even know about the "+" thing and the green and red balls until just recently.

     

     

    still dont care how it works lol or if i have/dont have any lol

    Starlingassn, just hover over the green balls below your login photo and you'll see that you have accumulated +4. Good to see that your b…s ain't red….. i think that's better anyway.

    jk

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    I agree with @Glem.Chally . Although I do have a lot of green balls, I didn't ask for them. It kinda irks me when I see some on here that already have massive amounts of +1s and green balls request "give me a +1 if you like my post" or something similar.  I'm always surprised when there is another +1 in my accuracy. I'll admit, I do like to see them, but to ask for them isn't the way I think this is supposed to work… I have in the past received PMs from members that have asked "how" to give accuracy, or what its for, but not to specifically request one…

    Green balls?

    I can't speak with authority on that subject, but perhaps you should see your Dr. soonly

    LMAF!!!

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    RAMJET66
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    I really don't care if I get a + or not, does not matter to me, just like to get a positive Feedback on the classifieds when a deal is done..

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    d3vnull
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    I am going to say something here you may not like:

    Let's assume all of the theories posted here are correct. If a + in the accuracy column is important enough to the person that they put the request in their signature then think about how calling them out on it makes them feel. Why take the chance of piling hurt on someone by calling them out over something so insignificant as a + accuracy.

    Feel free to give me a – for being empathetic.

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    d3vnull

    I am going to say something here you may not like:

    Let's assume all of the theories posted here are correct. If a + in the accuracy column is important enough to the person that they put the request in their signature then think about how calling them out on it makes them feel. Why take the chance of piling hurt on someone by calling them out over something so insignificant as a + accuracy.

    Feel free to give me a – for being empathetic.

    Think it goes back to the participation trophy thing. Just because we decide to type something (or play the game) doesn't mean it is worth a reward. We may think our posts are earth shattering and informative only to read back over them weeks later and realize….not so much. I don't worry about + & – I have seen how they get wielded like a sword here and think the whole thing is worthless. If you got something to add…type it. Just participate for the enjoyment of sharing with like minded people. 

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    d3vnull

    I am going to say something here you may not like:

    Let's assume all of the theories posted here are correct. If a + in the accuracy column is important enough to the person that they put the request in their signature then think about how calling them out on it makes them feel. Why take the chance of piling hurt on someone by calling them out over something so insignificant as a + accuracy.

    Feel free to give me a – for being empathetic.

    When youre right youre right,  i didnt think this thread would get much attention.   I feel bad now,  moderator please feel free to lock or make this thread disappear.

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    d3vnull
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    Glem.Chally

    When youre right youre right,  i didnt think this thread would get much attention.   I feel bad now,  moderator please feel free to lock or make this thread disappear.

    I was just going to make my statement, and let it lay where it fell. However, you have my respect for seeing the other side, and I just wanted to state that publicly.

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    1BadDart
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      I like a + or – feed back system for the classifieds and I suppose its okay for the rest of the forum. One of the car forums I'm on has "like", "thanks","agree" and "disagree" buttons that seem to cover most general stuff like answering questions or someones opinion in a post. As a relatively new air gunner I've been given way more good advice than I have given. I have not and never will ask for or expect a + for my opinion or advice to help someone out. I see it like when I was starting out as a carpenter years ago, I was blessed to work with some very sharp guys who taught me a lot about the craft. As my skill grew I was able to "payback" by helping out younger or less experienced guys as I had been helped in the past.

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    Septicdeath
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    I could care less if someone gives me a plus or not. That's not the reason I'm here in the first place.

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    sonny
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    just dont want blue balls

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