I think when you create a poll you have the option of it being open so you can see who voted for what or you can choose it to be private.
Yes - it should be open
No - keep it anonymous
should be open yes, neg reps usually carry an insult, so would be good to know who is actually insulting you or if they would have the balls to do it if it was not anonymous
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Yeha i have about 5 from clearly the same guy saying "because I can"... Grow a pair mate, it's not like I can even dead arm you over t'internet.
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i think it shoild be open as its nice to see who appreciates your input and gets offended by it!!!
Votes shouldn't be named. Secret voting is a must if you want to have truthful votes that aren't swayed by what you think others think of what you think.
Reps should definitely have a name though. I want to know my accuser if I was ever tried in court for being a cock. You could also have someone that just gets off on neg repping people. With a system that has no identification of the rep it could get out of control. I really don't give a crap since I have real things to worry about, but it's just a sissy thing to do to neg rep and not even own up to it, and I love calling people a sissy.
In light of this topic I'm going to give pos reps reps to jock and leeston, since they're the only negs I can remember having in the past and they left their names with them.
Last edited by miami797; 06-05-2008 at 06:16 PM.
I believe there should be no such thing as negative repping because it will always be open to abuse.
If someone disagrees with what someone has posted or think bad advice was given, then they should post a comment for all to see.
So i'll tick the box for no anonymous repping, but i would like to see it dropped completely.
This is almost as much of a landslide as the one "yes" vote winger gave on the "Are you a homosexual?" poll.
I figured even Daps would have given a secend yes on that one, but nope, only wingman.
Last edited by miami797; 06-05-2008 at 06:39 PM.
I can do no better than what Slam said. A - it's nice to know who agrees with your point of view; and B - it's easy to be a big man on the internet, if you knew your name would be added then you might think twice about unnecessary negs.
At the end of the day if you're going to take issue with someone, have the balls to be open about it.
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Er I voted no .
But in all fairness I have never neg repped any one, and if I did I'd leave my name.
Oh and I think I lost the vote too .
I voted "no" primarily because the rep system is supposed to be light-hearted fun, not a way of ganging up on people because they dislike your posts and neg repped you.
Either leave it anonymous or remove it altogether IMO.
Nobody with a reasonable amount of weight when it comes to handing out reputation neg reps people for fun - so the only time you're likely to get anon neg rep is from someone who's rep doesn't count anyway. It's a total non-issue.
The idea of the rep system is to say "yeah nice post", or "that was immensely unhelpful". Not a way of saying "oooh look at me, I've just repped you, why don't you rep me back".
I often positive rep, sometimes leave my name, sometimes don't. When I neg rep (and it's rare - normally to people who make repeated time-wasting posts), I sign my name.
No doubt this vote will be a landslide in favour of "yes" though
i can see bigs point in this...
as he has already said... if he negs, he leaves his name... if everyone had the balls to do it we wouldn't be having this poll in the first place.
i'm just going to see if it is possible to do named negs, anon positives on my board....