Newbies And Negative Ratings

Discussion in 'Comments on the Fierce Board / Support' started by mamabear, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. mamabear

    mamabear Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Lately, there seems to be a lot of newbies who are creating accounts for the sole purpose of handing out negative ratings. @klynn64 seems to be targeted right now on some of her posts and it really is unfair. It has also happened to many others, including myself. I was wondering if Fierceboard might consider requiring a minimum number of posts by new account holders before they could hand out negative ratings. The two day waiting period to gain access to this side is not enough. I would love to see new posters participate for a set minimum of posts before they can start rating others negatively. There have been too many people who come in, lurk or fight for a day, and mess up people's ratings and then are never heard from again or they get banned like I think happened in this most recent case. If we had a mandatory waiting period, I think that they will either learn to respect and enjoy the community, or they will get bored and leave .

     
  2. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    I would prefer we do away with negative ratings all together, but I agree that there are certain posters who come on here just to give them and contribute little or nothing else to the board.

    "You are only responsible for being honest, not for someone else's reaction to your honesty."
     
  3. klynn64

    klynn64 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I agree. Newbies giving ratings yet not posting is somewhat suspect. If they post they are susceptible to retaliatory negative ratings. Also, if they only issue negative ratings but nothing positive that speaks volumes relative to their intent.
     
  4. King

    King Is all about that bass Staff Member

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    I think it is all about context. If you are a reader of the board often you know when a negative rating is just given to 'throw shade'.
     
  5. Just-a-Mom

    Just-a-Mom Best Overall Female Newbie

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    .....which is ALL of them. (except the ones given by accident, which is also a lot). I don't think I've seen any that were legit given because someone didn't like the post. They're given by people who don't like the poster.

    But I have tons of them, and I'm ok with it. It's aggravating that almost all of them came from the same 2 people who just do not like me, but it is what it is.

    Is there anyone who actually likes the negative ratings (besides @King who obviously is a fan lol) - and besides people who are just negative anyway?
     
  6. Eyes On The Prize

    Eyes On The Prize Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I like my negative ratings. It's like virtual street cred.

    I also like rufflin' some feathers so sometimes I get excited for them.
     
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  7. NJ Coach

    NJ Coach 10's Across the Board....literally. Staff Member National Champion

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    Yes but did @King give you a negative rating like he did me? My street cred is through the roof ;)
     
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  8. Eyes On The Prize

    Eyes On The Prize Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Dayum shawty, I'm not quite there yet. Looks like I've got some work to do.
     
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  9. Official OWECheer

    Official OWECheer Most likely to post anywhere

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    Some people give negative ratings because sometimes extremely distasteful things are said.
     
  10. KDCheerMom

    KDCheerMom I have my own cheer message board

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    Why negative ratings? Can't we all just be rainbows, unicorns and lollipops?
     
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  11. Eyes On The Prize

    Eyes On The Prize Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Yessssss @King gave me a negative rating/street cred point. Lucky number 7. Time to photoshop a bandana and some grills on my kitty cat avatar and add in "F**k fishes get money."


    ...Ok, I'll skip that last part.
     
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  12. TheVipersMom

    TheVipersMom Biggest (stalker) Fan '14

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    I actually don't mind my negative ratings .. I also don't mind being called a hater and everything else I've been called on here.
    A negative rating is the new shimmy. I don't care .. Even if it's an accident I won't tell u to take it off.



    With that said its kind of funny.

    I think I was upset with my first one but I realized it was dumb.


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  13. Bling it On

    Bling it On I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    I'm only ever her on my phone so I am blissfully unaware of any ratings I may receive.


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  14. King

    King Is all about that bass Staff Member

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    If they don't have a negative rating they just report the post as negative and I get a report and have to review it. Oh the humanity.


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  15. CheerBank

    CheerBank Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Love this. But does that mean I should give it a negative rating?