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Old 10-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #46
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I think this thread is a good example of the system being unintentionally abused. The user really only attacked LQ in one post and they're new to the community. While I didn't appreciate their remark I do not feel the user deserved -10 in rep for it.

Therefore I think it is necessary to implement a negative cap of -2 or -3 per post. If a thousand people randomly decide they don't like something then a user could possibly get -1000 in rep for a silly comment that shouldn't have much weight (mob mentality). Please fix that.

Possibly still allow the user to receive feedback on the post but have it not effect his score. Or just stop users in general from continuing to neg rep.

Last edited by sag47; 10-18-2010 at 02:55 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 02:56 PM   #47
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Thanks for the continued feedback. There are actually some caps in place to prevent mob mentality. The post you linked to has only been downrepped two times, FWIW (and by two members who have never repped the same post before or since).

--jeremy
 
Old 10-19-2010, 02:36 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by sag47 View Post
I think this thread is a good example of the system being unintentionally abused. The user really only attacked LQ in one post and they're new to the community. While I didn't appreciate their remark I do not feel the user deserved -10 in rep for it.
The -10 was well earned, but like Jeremy says not in one post, in many, search his posts.
 
Old 10-19-2010, 03:36 AM   #49
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The -10 was well earned, but like Jeremy says not in one post, in many, search his posts.
Heh yea, just realized...
 
Old 10-20-2010, 05:57 PM   #50
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I got a helpful answer positive rating and under the thread it lists N/A.

How can this happen?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #51
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The recent system outage resulted in some thread table corruption. We're looking into it now.

--jeremy
 
Old 10-20-2010, 07:26 PM   #52
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What's "thread table corruption"?
 
  


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