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Offline Ladislaus

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Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2018, 07:32:36 PM »
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  • Come on, we need to get over this.  If I went on a Sedevacantist forum and started promoting R&R, I'd be sure to get a 1:5000 reputation there.  If you post Flat Earth stuff anywhere except on a Flat Earth forum, you'd get a similar ratio.  90% of reputation depends on the position you take vs. the majority position on the forum.  Sure, this can go up or down marginally depending on whether or not you take a harsh tone, but most of it has to do with the subject at hand.  There are people who have extremely high reputations, but most often it's because they won't take a stand on any of the controversial issues.  If I were to do nothing but post articles in praise of Our Lady, then I'd get very few downvotes and have a stellar reputation.  Men here in particular, it's an incredibly effeminate trait to be concerned about what people think of you and to take things personally.  If I were to go on a Prot forum, promote the Catholic Church, and get a 1:1,000,000 reputation, that would be a badge of honor.  So if you're convinced that you're right and most others are wrong, then you should take consolation in the backlash.

    That's why Matthew rightly considers it to be merely an indicator of how well you fit in among the other members of the forum.

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #31 on: June 11, 2018, 09:22:21 PM »
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  • You just pm'ed me and told me not to start a thread about  reputation because Matthew hss "pets?
    As in "pet" projects.

    My son is also a programmer, and his favorite "pet" is Ubuntu.

    By the way, I do not know a single programmer who likes Bill Gates' Microsoft. That man is so evil with his Third World vaccination program, where in India, women are being given the three-part Tetanus program which makes them sterile due to the antibodies it contains. Then there is Gardasil, which puts many young ladies in premature menopause, and which has left many killed or paralyzed.  Young men are also at risk, some being left paralyzed. All these vaccination programs in India, Africa, Mexico, the Philippines, and in other Third World Countries are being done under the umbrella of WHO and are being funded largely by Gates.

    But programmers do not like the expensive and extensive systemic problems associated with Microsoft, which includes susceptibility to viruses, so that it needs another fix within a few years of having launched a new system. Planned obsolescence to make billions shows his greed.
    Lord have mercy.


    Offline Nandarani

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #32 on: June 11, 2018, 11:07:59 PM »
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  • It is a great cross at first to shoulder to simply stop visiting first, places like zerohedge and drudgereport, and then to progress to any other site including novusordowatch which I visit rarely which causes static.   This site wouldn't except for the reputation, almost certainly.  Guess what I always do?  I always cover with my hand the left hand side of the page if I do come here.  

    The site should be benign.   We have a right to be benign and to encourage.  To process without distraction. 

    Here's what I always thought best.  Just do up votes, and on individual posts only. 

    I have to cover the left hand side just to maintain my innocence, which is very very mportant to me.

    When I visited and read here, I always felt... kind of.... empathy for those I understood were strong enough to inspire 'hate' or 'love' from others with some opinion or other... and that's as far as it went.

    Forexfactory has a ingenious way of showing traders whose input is valuable - there's a way to subscribe.  If one has above a certain number of subscribers the little flag appears next to the name and it changes color as more do.   I did get subscribers but years passed before I even noticed the little flag!  The site has strong skilled policing because traders from all over the world interact there.   Here, it would be like subscribing to a person whose thinking, in general, you like - but it is designed to actually help traders trade better because the high impact traders have the darkest little flag. 

    Here, we are not materialistic in that way.  Let's just digest in peace.

    And let each other be in peace. 

    Otherwise, it's distracting, and grays out the site.

    St. Terese of Jesus, the ardent communicator

    St. Terese of Jesus wouldn't up vote and down vote the person; she'd probably want the reputation removed. 

    I'm sure she is interested; she was a great communicator and loved interacting with others... but understood only when she gained liberty of soul that God was right meaning meant her best when he told her: 

    'I want you to communicate with angels, not men' during a period of great stress because her reputation had been hurt in the monastery when the portress reported that some 'learned men' as St. Terese of Jesus called the Jesuits she felt she needed to confide in, and others, not only misconstrued what she confided thinking she was deluded, but also, spread the information she had entrusted to them - this was not breaking the seal of confession ...  she was very humble and only understood from that that God wanted her to suffer at that time.  But... it was then that Our Lord intervened and told her the above quoted desire of his.

    You can find details in The Life of St Terese by herself.


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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #33 on: June 12, 2018, 05:33:19 AM »
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  • My suggestion was a good one, even if you and she don't like it.
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    Your tantrum is escalating and your suggestion/complaint was a piece of trash, like the rest of your posts are.
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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #34 on: June 12, 2018, 05:36:31 AM »
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  • Guess what I always do?  I always cover with my hand the left hand side of the page if I do come here.  

    The site should be benign.   We have a right to be benign and to encourage.  To process without distraction.
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    You could use a couple of post-its on your screen, and then you can type with two hands!    8)  .
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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #35 on: June 12, 2018, 09:18:25 AM »
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    Your tantrum is escalating and your suggestion/complaint was a piece of trash, like the rest of your posts are.
    Your blind hatred of flat earth shows. You're so unhinged by it you are incapable of having a discussion of something unrelated.
    Thank you for proving my point. 

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #36 on: June 12, 2018, 09:27:07 AM »
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  • 90% of reputation depends on the position you take vs. the majority position on the forum.  Sure, this can go up or down marginally depending on whether or not you take a harsh tone, but most of it has to do with the subject


    Exactly. 

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #37 on: June 12, 2018, 10:13:51 AM »
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  • The nastiness here unbelievable.
    We are to LIVE our Catholic Faith every moment of every day.

    “Let nothing disturb you,
    Let nothing frighten you,
    All things are passing away:
    God never changes.
    Patience obtains all things.
    Whoever has God lacks nothing;
    God alone suffices.”
    ― st. Teresa of Ávila 


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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #38 on: June 12, 2018, 01:32:50 PM »
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  • Exactly.
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    Exactly: a few more trash posts for Smedley today, keeping the nastiness factor going strong!
    Doing your best to drag the reputation of the whole forum into the gutter?
    "Exactly," says Smedley.
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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #39 on: June 21, 2018, 11:52:05 PM »
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  • I am back here having turned the computer on after having turned it off to retire for the night, some reading and prayer.  But!  I just remembered having caught a glimpse that Ladislaus mentioned in the ex cathedra Francis thread that someone stalks and down votes everything he writes.  Rather than respond there I'll try to put the topic where it belongs.

    This is a shout out for Ladislaus.  But his only reward from me is that I know he is a hero in my own life on a small level - it's isolating over here with no one to talk to or relate with - actually people in Honolulu are rather isolated from one another because for one thing, there are multiple races here.  But getting back to the subject:  Ladislaus.

    He is the kind person who welcomed me to the site.  There is something about the way he welcomed me that I have never forgotten nor will I ever - I even hope to meet him some day over there in Ohio.  He is a Hero Member and I suppose others are too, but to me, he is a hero. 

    I always assume anything he writes has merit... but I am not a follower of any kind of dialogue on any kind of issue ... it simply seems for me to be a matter of posting what I find useful for myself and letting the chips fall where they may.  I don't do well with controversy but that does not by any means mean that others are not much better equipped than I am to engage. 

    Maybe that's the reason I think reputation grays out the site.  I just don't think marking a reputation score is necessary!  But I already wrote that earlier.  So.... over and out.

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #40 on: June 22, 2018, 10:22:16 AM »
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  • Maybe that's the reason I think reputation grays out the site.  I just don't think marking a reputation score is necessary!  But I already wrote that earlier.  So.... over and out.
    Your opinion (and mine) will not be duly-noted as common sense suggestions are not welcome.

    The uncharitable unCatholic stalking and abuse of the system will freely continue.


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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #41 on: June 22, 2018, 10:25:47 AM »
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  • Your opinion (and mine) will not be duly-noted as common sense suggestions are not welcome.

    The uncharitable unCatholic stalking and abuse of the system will freely continue.
    My stalker,  Neil Dumbstat, should be arriving in 3...2...1...

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #42 on: June 26, 2018, 11:15:44 PM »
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  • People who worry about their social media reputation must have void lives, especially when their identity is basically anonymous.

    The past 4 days, I've literally received over 600 down thumbs from pathological women and soy boy simps. :laugh1:
    I relish the fact that I live rent-free inside their heads so much that they went out of their ways to thumb down my comments. :laugh2:

    Because they value their CathInfo reputation so much, I returned the gesture to some of them as a means to torture them. :laugh2:

    Put down the smart dumb phone; get off the computer and do something meaningful; get outside; make a real life for yourself. :farmer:

    Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war. ~ Psalms 143:1 (Douay-Rheims)

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #43 on: June 27, 2018, 08:07:33 AM »
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  • Put down the smart dumb phone; get off the computer and do something meaningful; get outside; make a real life for yourself. :farmer:
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    Says the poster who has an average of 1.23 posts per day...  

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    « Reply #44 on: June 27, 2018, 10:10:45 PM »
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    Says the poster who has an average of 1.23 posts per day...  

    Says the stalker who pathologically down thumbs my posts. :laugh1:

    Your home life & marriage must be very miserable. But don't take it out on me because you're dissatisfied with your husband, and you know, deep down, what I say is true.
    Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war. ~ Psalms 143:1 (Douay-Rheims)

     

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