Originally Posted by pedro
And I got negged for suggesting that your original post may not have been appropriate. So what? That crap should stay private IMO.
Since this thread has been a lot about repping and the abuses or advantages/disadvantages of the system itself, I would say in this particular case it was quite appropriate. I'm not crazy about the fact you got negged for that, but still that's more to the point of what I'm talking about... it shouldn't be a popularity contest.
This is the one case I decided to expose the negative rep because I want everyone to know exactly why there is an issue and it needs to be dealt with.
The unfortunate thing is, it's not just that type of response in the private realm that gets to people. It's that posts just like that are overlooked on the public forum. Sometimes it's more thinly-veiled, sometimes it's subtle but often it's there.