I am just curious how everyone uses the point system. Do you give a point for a statement you agree with or for the person you like regardless of what they say. Do you get a positive if you make a correcting statement or just by stating facts?
How about negative points? If you dont like someone, do they automaticaly get a negative from you regardless of what they say? If they disagree with you, does that equal a negative? Or do you get a negative for saying something stupid that does not contribute to the post or something that is completly not true.
Just curious because it seems to be misused.
I don't give them to myself or anyone else, nor do I take them away.
I dont give or take points at all. Some people dont agree with one thing you say and then go to all of your posts and subtract points. So I just stopped paying alot of attention to it.
i don't use it because people just misuse all the time. i just get points taken away from me because people don't like that im a clipper fan.
I agree with some of yall. I would like to know that if i make a make a good point, i wont get points taken away. It is a nice feature that could be powerful if it wasnt abused.
the point system as well. I've been out of town for a few days, come back, and had 30 extra points. I really have no idea how I got 280 points. At the same time, I had 305 a few hours ago. People obviously do whatever they want with them so I don't put any stock into them.
They abuse it and negate points because of my signature.
Dhamp...the new Hubie Brown
I give points to statements I agree with. I even give points for statements I don't agree with if the statement is well put and makes sense... I mean, because this is basically everyone's opinion. There are some people on here who have a lot of knowledge and do their best to back up their opinion with facts, not just arguing. I give points to those people. I've never given points to someone just because I like them or have agreed with them in the past.
I give negative points to people who are clearly off and clearly have no idea what they're talking about. I've also given negative points to people who just want to hate and argue for no good reason. xbadgerhustler and I got into it when he said Eric Gordon was a "consistent loser". I gave him a negative point for that lol. I've also given negative points to people who make big statements without backing them up with facts. I've also never given a negative point to someone just because I didn't agree with them in the past.
I had that happen one time. I use to have lik 150 then untill like 3 weeks ago i had in the 20s. I think i pissed someone off and then i went on vacation and had some trouble with my house being remodeled so i had no internet. When i got back, its like someone when into the history and gave me negatives for old stuff.
I very rarely give negative points without giving the person a chance to make up for what they said by asking them a follow up question. If they are still acting ignorant then i give one.
The point system is stupid
You shouldnt be able to vote for yourself, defeats the purpose..
and you should be limited to negative points from a specific person..
simply because someone disagrees with you, they'll give you a negative everytime u talk...
If someone gives you a negative, it should show who did it, so cowards can stop hiding and be a man and make a arguement why u disagree with whatever i just said, instead of giving me a negative and calling it a day
Also, I only give negative when someone says something REALLY stupid, not if i disagree, but just something thats FLAT OUT STUPID..
I also agree that the person giving the negative should be displayed, not only for the person who recieves the negeative but for everyone to see. That would keep people from being stupid. Well some people anyway.
It wouldnt hurt to see who gives positives too.
PLUS it would give you and other people a chance to ask them why they gave you a negative.
Exactly. I would love an explanation as to why someone would get a negative for stating a fact that would pertain to the conversation.
I am glad i give myself point and people hate but I have people that go around and give me minus points and not leave a comment. I have over 1000 posts and I would be like a negative 300 is I did not do what I did. I don't know who the coward is but I know this they need to man up instead of being a punk. I have only given a few people minus points and that is early on now I give points or don't give points. I don't even read stupid messages too much anymore, I may start to read and then be like whatever and move on. Hopefully that person mans up and says something also people need to address the person they are talking to because sometime you have no idea someone is disagreeing with you. It could also be that they misread your posts.
I pay no attention to the point system.
tezo put it best. I do the same as him.