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Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2018, 12:45:10 AM »
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    Says the poster who has an average of 1.23 posts per day...  
    You're not far behind him with .979 posts per day.  :popcorn:
    And what does that say about me with 2.181 posts per day. Surely I don't post more than Croix.
    Oh oh! I just raised my posts score.  :fryingpan:

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #46 on: June 28, 2018, 02:27:54 AM »
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  • Smedley,

    Do not despair.

    FYI, For $39.95, CI has a reputation score restoration program.

    You fill out a brief application and after review, your popularity ratio is upwardly adjusted.

    For $89.95, your reputation is totally cleansed and you become a super-hero member.

    Uh.. I feel a thumbs-down coming even though this is a joke :jester:
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    Incredulous demonstrates how to acquire an easy 9 approvals from the crowd.  
    And Smugley flat-earthdown-syndrome Butler demonstrates how to get a fast 8 disapprovals at the very same time! 

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #47 on: July 02, 2018, 08:08:53 PM »
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  • I accidentally saw the left hand side!!!  Oh, Horrors!  ;D   Yes, really, in the process of revising coloring text in the post I just posted and using 'modify' a couple of times saw the left hand side and the numbers. 

    The last I recall, before I realized I needed to cover the page or around there, there were something like 38 up votes and 2 or 4 down votes on the left hand side.  Now, there are 20 up votes, and 4 down votes.  So, it seems that a whole bunch of people wrote to Matthew and rescinded their votes because something else I posted wasn't liked or else it is possible to rescind without bothering Matthew, which probably, it is. 

    All this is just interesting; I'm not complaining and this is just for the record. 

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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #48 on: July 03, 2018, 11:53:46 AM »
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  • In case of error of recollection, it matters to say:  I do recall seeing '33' just before I decided to stop looking at or to cover the left hand side.

    What's really great is that Ladislaus said in the very beginning more or less that he hoped I wouldn't be eaten up by the site when he welcomed me to it and later as for himself, that he has a thick skin.

    The point of writing at all again?  Just to leave it in some doubt; I could be wrong.  In any case - maybe I will have to weigh in again, because it may become clearer why the system is wrong as it stands, on a higher level of reality we might say.  Sorry for the term 'higher level of reality.'  It's vague but I do see. It could be good to have a system where people can actually say how they react to another individual and say, I do or don't like that person because I assume they are whatever.  

    On Mark Zuckerberg's facebook, which I never joined seeing it for what it is and hating the very idea of continuous sharing of trivia (yes, it seems trivial if enjoyable, consoling, etc. - because it is all coming from other people - a sure way to deviate from one's path).  That's why we are 'meant' to reflect, and not weigh in - the need to weigh in is the problem.  But this site is what it is and has its own simplicity.

    Ladislaus is a rare soul and there are others like him I am sure, but he was the one who came out and welcomed so I will be forever grateful to him for that - for just being who he is actually.  But that doesn't mean I up vote.

    On facebook one can create and participate in continuous distraction without end, in a similar way to what the left hand side does on this site.  Some have quit facebook entirely recognizing that something was lost and needs to be found.

    [Even if you THINK it does not affect you, and is only useful, It Is Not.  I am sure of that.]

    I hope to keep rather than lose, or rather not struggle.  I am just not on the level on this site of those who soldier on.  As in everything else, I am only my voice; the rest is soaked in a peculiar kind of lower simply from having been born outside.


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    Re: Remove "reputation" but keep up/down votes
    « Reply #49 on: July 20, 2018, 12:20:01 PM »
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  • This is so good at describing where I actually stand about the left-hand side that I took it from a Silence! thread I just added to.  Me reappearing here is an example of something I try really hard to curb... and ... how hard do people using social media work to prevent themselves from posting without waiting at least a few ninutes preferably a few hours?  So, here is an indictment of social media - and the left hand side ressembles it too much for my comfort ONLY because... I basically am someone who tremendously likes, and can see into in a positive manner, other people!  It has always been like that and it has taken me a long time to understand how damaging to my own soul, is getting too involved with others' joys sorrows news and lives.  So:  here!  And by the way this is a lead up to a much more important person's assessment, St. Terese of Avila describing... well, go look at Silence!  And no this is not shameless promotion.  I really am posting here for exactly the reason I stated above. 

    This reflects how it is when I was teaching.... distracted by a thousand worldly cares and thoughts and how it can be using social media - which is the only reason I have ever condemned it.  Of course I understand it is consoling and fun to learn of a first tooth in a relative or an acceptance to a certain college, etc. but it is on a lower level of what someone like St. Terese recognized was necessary = she who tormented herself for a long period of time by recognizing that, for her, her social media, which was conversations with those visiting the convent for example, was in fact a mortal sin - it ruined her soul so it fit the definition.  Here on the next page from yesterday, is a little more...  on social media, I always felt about it that a better way of conveying information is with the distance of the time it takes to find a time to call, and actually speak with someone, or:  wow, to write a hard copy letter.  E-mail being a poor substitute.


     

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