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Old 08-31-2009, 09:09 AM
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Through and through this new feature has nothing good written all over it! IMO it is the slippery slope that we should ALL worry about/ fear. IMO this feature will turn out to be a tool that can be worked against us! On the same note but a different page, this new feature is a means to pit us against each other......while the Mod sit back and watch and take notes - that's NFG AT ALL!@ You all think this is fun, but make NO mistake about it, this is a rating system and it is NOT us rating each other!

Just ask yourself, why would a company spend money for an IT department to implement something as stupid as this for the fun of it???? IB has never been on the cutting edge of leading this site.

When IB took over the site:
- at first we could slam anybody that we wanted to.
- then we could slam anybody that needed it.
- then we could not slam an individual that was a registered member of this site.
- then I got warned for slamming an idea that involved an individual on this site.
* then I was heavily warned not to defend my position or serious consequences I would pay.
- then I got warned for slamming an idea that did not involve anyone on this site.
- I have been warned about the way I word things.
- Modís have intervened in our posts warning us to keep thing civil or else.......the threads had not crossed the line yet we were being warned!
- an increasing number of posts have been yanked and sent down to the Bilge.
- others here have been warned for reasons they don't quite understand or for reasons that are becoming increasingly shallower.

The way I see things around here the doors are starting to close. It is turning into a site that we wonít be able to say what we want without the Modís approval, that or weíll say what we want to but weíll suffer the consequences for say it. How many of you have been kicked off other sites or quit other sites because of the controlling hands of the Mods? I see a strong pattern developing where the Modís are on some sort of quest or power trip and both conditions are directing at squashing our individual right to be individuals with individual thoughts.

I would have to assume there is some sort of data spread sheet keeping count of the +ís and -Ďs each person adds up. The people with X number of (-) comments Iíll bet you theyíll be receiving stern warnings to clean up their act or face banishment..........itís come people and they are knocking on the door!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:16 AM
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I just gave you a rep point.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:17 AM
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Reads like a prelude to a suicide note to me....
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Through and through this new feature has nothing good written all over it! IMO it is the slippery slope that we should ALL worry about/ fear. IMO this feature will turn out to be a tool that can be worked against us! On the same note but a different page, this new feature is a means to pit us against each other......while the Mod sit back and watch and take notes - that's NFG AT ALL!@ You all think this is fun, but make NO mistake about it, this is a rating system and it is NOT us rating each other!

Just ask yourself, why would a company spend money for an IT department to implement something as stupid as this for the fun of it???? IB has never been on the cutting edge of leading this site.

When IB took over the site:
- at first we could slam anybody that we wanted to.
- then we could slam anybody that needed it.
- then we could not slam an individual that was a registered member of this site.
- then I got warned for slamming an idea that involved an individual on this site.
* then I was heavily warned not to defend my position or serious consequences I would pay.
- then I got warned for slamming an idea that did not involve anyone on this site.
- I have been warned about the way I word things.
- Modís have intervened in our posts warning us to keep thing civil or else.......the threads had not crossed the line yet we were being warned!
- an increasing number of posts have been yanked and sent down to the Bilge.
- others here have been warned for reasons they don't quite understand or for reasons that are becoming increasingly shallower.

The way I see things around here the doors are starting to close. It is turning into a site that we wonít be able to say what we want without the Modís approval, that or weíll say what we want to but weíll suffer the consequences for say it. How many of you have been kicked off other sites or quit other sites because of the controlling hands of the Mods? I see a strong pattern developing where the Modís are on some sort of quest or power trip and both conditions are directing at squashing our individual right to be individuals with individual thoughts.

I would have to assume there is some sort of data spread sheet keeping count of the +ís and -Ďs each person adds up. The people with X number of (-) comments Iíll bet you theyíll be receiving stern warnings to clean up their act or face banishment..........itís come people and they are knocking on the door!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:22 AM
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Looks like this "report your neighbor" crap is done....no more gay flower at the bottom left of screen....great post Garrett....my exact sentiments.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:24 AM
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Garett, I think they listened to you. I went to give you a good reputation point and the reputation point button is gone.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:25 AM
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where is the reputation point thing?

I don't see any reputation buttons anywere. maybe I'm not looking in the right spot?
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:30 AM
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Yeppers, it's toast....went to check on my points, which were 4,987 (+) points, and they're all gone....good job Garett