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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    20 May '22 09:45
    @fmf said
    mwmiller:

    [He'd said previously] I agree! They appear to be a 'clickbait toy' for children.
    I fail to see any useful reason for them to exist.

    I still have that opinion, not that it matters. If someone has a reason to approve or dislike a post just act like an adult and say so in a reply.


    The nail on the head hit.
    so take Venda's advice (page 1):

    I am not interested in the thumb system in any shape or form.
    My only suggestion would be a facility to mask them on my profile so I don't even have to see them.
  2. SubscriberWoofwoof
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    20 May '22 13:35
    The primary people complaining about "thumbs" feedback, are trolls and a-holes.

    They prefer a system where their deliberate provocations suffer exactly ZERO consequences: Believing that everyone else has as much time on their hands.

    The thumbs system is an efficient measure of feedback for those with little time to post responses.
  3. Subscribermoonbus
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    17 May '22 05:55
    @kellyjay said
    I have been accused of thumbing down posts; I don't do that. I would set it up if
    given a chance so everyone knows I did it when it was me. With the time stamp on
    the change of status, someone could do it and then deny it; if that isn't important
    then, simply having the option would still be better than not, at least in my opinion.
    If you say you did not give some post a TD, I believe you. Why do you think it necessary to change the code to reveal everyone else’s identity here?
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    17 May '22 06:151 edit
    @fmf said
    Because it's silly and the site is marred by such an infantile feature. Why does it "matter" to you as long as getting rid of it doesn't breach the TOS?
    Getting rid of anonymous thumbs is tantamount to the site becoming Divegeester's and FMF's site of endless grilling of anyone and everyone who disagrees with them. The ONLY way right now to avoid the endless inquisition is to thumb anonymously, something you want to eliminate so you both can then bathe in the lake of apparent agreement in everything you say.


    If this becomes the lay of the land here, I won't give my money to a site that doesn't mind taking their marching orders from a couple of social reprobates who get their jollies treating other members of the site like trash. I then give everyone else a couple months of being endlessly scolded about disagreeing with the stars before they too leave.
  5. Subscribermoonbus
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    17 May '22 07:33
    @fmf said
    Because it's silly and the site is marred by such an infantile feature. Why does it "matter" to you as long as getting rid of it doesn't breach the TOS?
    You just want to out your detractors.

    But you probably know who most of them are anyway.
  6. Standard memberAThousandYoung
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    17 May '22 17:09
    @averagejoe1 said
    Could be because we all assume that debaters are aware of the issues of the day, the issues discussed. One would hardly need a link if they simply catch FOX News at the top of the hour, or their favorite newscaster on their favorite news source.
    I think you should stick to the General forum. You don’t seem to have the intellectual capacity to debate.
  7. SubscriberPonderable
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    20 May '22 19:18
    @fmf said
    First, I don't care, as it happens, about me personally getting red thumbs.
    So why do you bring up the topic again and again then?

    The toy-theory is wafer-thin.
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    21 May '22 19:34
    @fmf said
    The fact that the site would be better without them matters to me.
    Says the person who worte:

    I revel in disagreement, dissent and criticism.
  9. Subscribershavixmir
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    17 May '22 02:20
    Campaign finance is a horrific issue in the US.
    Any attempts at closing it down should be applauded. The supreme court’s ruling is appauling.
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    17 May '22 06:06
    @divegeester said
    You’re trying to silence KellyJay by berating him with your tales of how encyclopaedic the previous discussions have been and it’s pointless to discuss it all again.

    If what you’re saying here is true, then why not just state your opinion and let other state there’s?
    Do you honestly think people can't see through your attempt to silence dissent by submitting their names to you so you can grill them interminably in your own version of an inquisition? Seriously?
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    17 May '22 07:36
    @divegeester said
    You’re trying to silence KellyJay by berating him with your tales of how encyclopaedic the previous discussions have been and it’s pointless to discuss it all again.

    If what you’re saying here is true, then why not just state your opinion and let other state there’s?
    I am not berating or silencing anyone here. Everyone is free to state his opinion. I have stated mine: keep it as it is, anonymous ‘ayes’ and ‘nays’.
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    17 May '22 09:13
    @fmf said
    Thread-topic drift is fine. Feel free. But there must be NO discernible attention-seeking.
    Why not? You and your pound-puppy @divegeester do it all the time.
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    17 May '22 13:541 edit
    @moonbus said
    You just want to out your detractors.

    But you probably know who most of them are anyway.
    @moonbus,

    This is true I know who has thumbed down my posts or more accurate to say would have a very good idea who did it. It is the same 3 or 4 majority of the time.

    These are members who love to argue about anything with anyone including you, which gets them no where as far as I am concerned.

    I don't know how many alerts I get accused of making sometimes up to 5 or 6. As everyone is aware the Divegeester rule changed that to one poster only being allowed 3 per day, so how could I alert 5 or 6. It actually becomes very comical after a while. 🙂

    EDIT: Now it appears they are trying to have posters shown so they can go after them, just so obvious for all to see I am sure.

    -VR
  14. Subscribershavixmir
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    18 May '22 11:35
    If I've told you once, I've told you a million times: don't drink blue cleaning liquid and post at the same time.
  15. Subscriberkevcvs57
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    18 May '22 14:02
    @vivify said
    https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-07-15/2-charged-with-plotting-to-blow-up-democratic-headquarters

    2 Charged With Plotting to Blow up Democratic Headquarters

    Two California men have been charged with plotting to blow up the Democratic Party's headquarters in the state capital, a bombing they hoped would be the first in a series of politica ...[text shortened]... 45 to 50 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and five pipe bombs, prosecutors said.
    You’d think the phrase terrorism would have appeared in the charge somewhere
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