betiko wrote: jiminski wrote:
betiko wrote:you still don't have a point, your example is unrelated. No one on the site likes getting 1s for no reason because someone needs attention.
There is something called ratings abuse, and what this guy has been doing for years fits completely in this cathegory unless you prove me wrong.
I'm not so sure.. i believe some would be amused, even like getting a 1 rating from a cheeky, rebellious, devil-may-care friend; some would not care at all and some would range from irritation to fury.
I realise you fall into my girlfriend's category of fury. i tell her to try to see it it from my perspective too but to her, as with you, the mirror seems only to make it even larger.
maybe because you know this guy and I don't. Anyway if everyone does this the rating system makes even less sense, so no need to encourage this behaviour.
I haven't spoken to DaGip for a few years now but again, i'm not so sure we should not encourage such behaviours. I think latitude for a sense of fun is more important than the seriousness of whether or not we are rated high in what is, as you intimate, mainly an arbitrary and unhelpful rating system. I think he may even be trying to help you rid yourselves of the shackles of the need for social approval.
Perhaps the accused, far from seeing his actions as an abuse, perceives this to in fact be the best use of the rating system.
In a gaming site, i would venture that it is sometimes important to have a little laugh and enjoy a moments verbal philandering. I imagine that, in this false world of relative anonymity, we could choose to exist in an alternate reality of escape rather than one which mirrors the guilt, fear and conservatism of our genuine struggle outside.
Just imagine, if my girlfriend could enjoy my verve for all things fruity, she could eat even more chocolates and see them as a banker for even greater attractiveness. Guilt-free, fun-packed avoidance of the narrow, ever-moving glare of cultural scrutiny.
Power to the people!