Originally Posted by remdog
Because I realize that:
A: There is an emotional element involving the Reds for most people.
B: There are some people on this board that I will not connect with due to style. However, that doesn't mean I'm right and they're wrong to use that style.
C: If people would not reward them/ignore them they would have no audiance, which is (IMO) what some people crave. Some posters get off on neg points because it proves (to them) that they are getting the audiance that they want and that they are 'getting to you'.
Just me, I guess. (shrug)
Interesting. Never really thought about it that way.
A: True, you have to use some judgement to know when someone is just "blowing off steam" and someone is downright being nasty.
B: I've positive rep'd plenty of people I dissagree with, don't understand, don't get, etc. Conversly, I've negged a few people I usually agree with, or at least enjoy. But your point is a good one. People have to check themselves to make sure they are not negging someone just because they don't get them. But that gets back to the proper use of rep in the first place IMO.
C: You may be right, but how many of those folks are lurking around casuing problems. 2 or 3? out of 500 or whatever it is. I'd say that's a very small minority of folks. That leaves plenty of people who have posted something that is beyond what is generally acceptable on RZ and a "slight correction" via neg rep would help them understand the decorm a bit better.
Just my opinions. I might be way off on all that.
PS: I might start negging you if you keep posting (shrug) in every last one of your posts