Does anyone else also feel the urge to give any poster that complains about getting down-voted a down vote? Not that I have ever done that... yet.
Kind of OT: has anyone else been getting completely pegged for no reason lately (MGOPOINTS)?
I'm talking about blatant manipulation of the system.
I haven't posted shit lately therefore my point total shouldn't go down 100.
Maybe it's just me or maybe I have flawed logic or something or maybe I'm just an idiot.
(All of the above anyone?)
is do not talk about Mgoblog points.
can put a person on a low self image and have devastating psychological effects.
Its like teasing fat girls.
I lost a point for responding to a post by saying "Why?". I thought that was pretty funny. Apparently someone didn't appreciate the philosophical nature of the question.
It probably has more to do with your spartan avatar than anything else.
I don't get the sarcasm either. Can you explain?
through every single one of my posts and down-voting me. Which is stupid childish and frankly I think that Brian should moderate how many down-votes that someone can give someone in any given day or something.
I understand if someone says something stupid and people down-vote that one comment but people shouldn't be able to just say "Well I didn't like his opinion on this one post so I'm going to screw him over for everything that he writes let's go through and down-vote every one of his posts". This kind of thing should be frowned upon and discouraged because I don't think that this is what Brian wanted in the system.
***EDIT*** And I'm probably going to get killed for writing this post but I feel that it's a serious question with the point system.
It happens. I'd rather not have to have those kinds of extra rules thrown in though... Try to avoid feuds with childish people and you should be fine.
Usually I have to beg a girl on bended knee. Lucky bastards.
for a buckeye.
in a buckeye, when he's lucky.
if your mgopoints go to zero your head will assplode so i would be very careful if i were you
That should help.
are the new currency in Barack Obama's bail out.... so keep posting posters! you will be rich
a box of chocolates. Well, not really. Actually, not at all. But, if you are dissappointed in your mgopoint totals, and it is negatively impacting your ego and behavior you should probably just go ahead and kill yourself. Hopefully, you haven't reproduced yet.
and as such cannot post anything new, but have you seen that Armanti Edwards was injured in a lawnmower accident? Also, Justin Feagin is apparently set to transfer to App State.
Welcome! Great post! Keep it up!
you say you just joined., but your ID says you joined last april.
not sure how you received 26 Mgopoints for posting a link about a year old story.
and I think M go points is one of the problems with the site.......people post worthless crap just to accumulate points........and then neg people who dont agree with them.
thank god we are done pretending we cared about the World Cup.
Posted on: August 7th, 2009 at 10:48 AM
This thread is nearly a year old. MGoPhilly had just joined. The link was relevant at the time it was posted.
I'm not gonna do it, but the starting of a forum thread to complain about negged makes it REALLY tempting to neg you.
You're over 20. There's no difference between being +21 and +1400. You get the same shit.
Until the +500 rules get put in... I can't wait to find out what incredible surprise is waiting!
Here's to hoping the mailman brings us decoder rings and a free quart of MGoSchnapps.
On topic, I haven't seen enough abuse of the system to be concerned, but there are occasionally down votes that completely mystify me. I'm afraid these are vendetta votes, as the OP suggests. That's not cool.
Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ovaltine? A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!
of all time. Especially when he kicks Sid Farkus' ass with his green teeth!
On topic though I agree at times that some down votes make very little sense.....but what makes even worse sense is bitching about it.
Uh oh bouje, don't look now but you said you had like 100 points......you are in the neg now dude. Guess this wasn't such a good idea huh? Here's a +1 for you just so you don't actually kill yourself.
Why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round; the jar is round. They should call it Roundtine...that's gold, Jerry, gold!
The top 12 get invited to the Elite 11 and the best performers might get a fifth star at the next re-ranking.
Date with Jessica Alba....date with Jessica Alba......
Shhh... the less people that know about it, the fewer will be posting useless crap (like this thread) to get up to that threshold. It's all about the odds!
haha i agree with you. i made the mistake of saying that lebron was overrated. and make sure to give my reasons why and i guess that wasnt good enough cuz i downvoted big time
Are you that guy who used to have the signature line:
"Lache Seastrunk, the future" ? I'm not trying to be a dick. I've negged you a few times and I feel kinda bad about it, you're probably pretty young. If that is you, then I'm pulling for you to come along.
I can't remember the old username
no that wasnt me.l i had the picture of tim tebows supposed girlfriend.
But this was a while ago that I'm talking about.
I've actually been personally pretty pleased with the system. For the most part, I haven't seen many posts where people were getting killed (and by that I mean more than a -2 or -3) without good cause. One comment I made, I screwed up and posted bad facts and I took the hit for it. The system seems to be keeping most people honest. Then again that's just my epinion.
(EDIT: Just before I posted this bouje was at 105... in the time it took me to write it, he's now at 76. Ouch)
I usually find that when I get "pegged" for no reason, someone will usually give me a plus that evens me back out to zero.
On your comment, you will even back out to zero. On your actual point total, you will come out +1 ahead. Positive votes count for 2 MGoPoints, but only show up as 1 point on the comment. I believe they are working to fix this.
Didn't even realize that. So in a way, people are then given bonus point for righteous justice in that case.
It seems unlikely that you are getting these negative points for "no reason".
And if you're constantly getting pummeled over innocuous posts just because you have a reputation or something, then maybe it's time to fold up "bouje" and start over?
That's what's so stupid about it. And screw it at least now I'm getting negged for a reason and it makes sense.
I will give you all my points if you can make tomorrow September 5.
I would give a hell of a lot more than my points.
Actually, Bouje, you are pretty much the only one.
Because pretty much you've just always been a douche...
WOO! My 2nd time being called a douche on an internet forum! You warm my heart bouje, you warm my heart.
substance... ever. It's always just ragging on people.
Maybe getting MgoPoints is like getting girls:
"Nice guys finish last" or "The asshole always gets the girl"
Dude I really don't care that you're not getting laid. Seriously, this is pathetic.
Also my posting history is here http://mgoblog.com/users/mejunglechop/track. Judge for yourself.
MGOBLOG TOP TEN ASSHOLES
ShockFX Uncategorized 1515
chitownblue2 Uncategorized 1493
Brodie Uncategorized 1323
dex Uncategorized 1301
Blazefire Uncategorized 1231
MichFan1997 Uncategorized 1230
jg2112 Uncategorized 1182
WolvinLA Uncategorized 1182
Big Boutros Uncategorized 1178
MGOBLOG TOP TEN NICE GUYS
raleighwood Uncategorized -26
Izzo Uncategorized -38
bouje Uncategorized -43
avandelay00 Uncategorized -54
The Barking Sph... Uncategorized -86
BlueSeoul Uncategorized -99
chosuichi inu Uncategorized -128
Sweeny03 Uncategorized -149
GoBlueTooth Uncategorized -180
BlueFront95 Uncategorized -592
I call shenanigans on this list!
Sorry, it was me and the vast left-wing conspiracy. I was pallin around with ACORN when the idea came up.
Seriously though, on vBulletin each person has "reputation" which is like points and whenever someone gives you Positive Reputation or Negative they have an option of adding a message. The user receiving the rep has a "User CP" and they can see the last 5 rep received and by whom. It also links to the post. Highly recommended.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.
I neg every single post that even mentions taking away points. So you lost a handful of points in this thread to me alone.
Don't worry though, I neg my own posts too that mention points.
And I gave everyone else in the thread a +1 for making fun of your whining!
As someone else said, as long as you have +20 points you have the same privileges as everyone else. Now you've probably just put yourself in danger of going negative. Congrats!
Now there's a word, taken out of context, that is just strange.
bouje: this is just a stupid thread to start. You had to have known you would get negged again and again and again. I'd just stop while you can.
Plus, why do you care so much? Its not like the MGoFaithful is negging your bank account. Its MGoPoints for christ sakes. This is like someone negging your rank on Halo 3. In the grand scheme of things it is not a big deal. We all cannot be Generals at level 50.
I shouldn't go down 100 points for no reason overnight when I haven't posted dick. It's bs
You're right and I get that part. I'd just weather the storm. I, personally, would have e-mailed Brian instead of taking it up with the people that are negging you.
I was just curious if anyone else had noticed this. If you didn't want to read this thread then why the hell did you click on it?
It's not like it didn't have an informative title... It's not like you came here expecting football information and I gave you this shit storm.
was this thread even worth it?
I'll be the sacrificial lamb. Nothing that is worth doing is easy. And obviously getting out of ANOTHER monster hole is going to be great fun.
Guess I'll just have to post more...
"obviously getting out of ANOTHER monster hole is going to be fun"
I think this is exactly why you posted this topic! You liked all the attention from the last whole you dug out of so you knew this post would send you way negative. Come on man just post informative content and stop your whining about points.
Now you're giving me shit? I was trying to be helpful and somewhat sympathetic.
Really just the title was for you. The rest for everyone else in this thread. Sorry that came off really wrong but the body of the post wasn't directed at you.
I have no idea / attempt to understand why you've been slammed without posting, though I sometimes also wonder when I see that I've been negged without posting something for a while.
However, you're really getting hurt by making it personal. Keep it to football-related comments, and try not to call people out more personally.
That said, pointless negging is kind of ridiculous, especially since it is anonymous. If you're negging folks, you should either post to justify or it should somehow be public.
Personally, I only neg on blatantly ridiculous posts or the dumb ones like "agree" "yes" and "me too."
That's why I think that there should be more transparency in the voting process. You should be able to see who negs you and on what posts. I personally DIDN'T (since I've lost my privileges now) neg people unless it was pretty egregious.
And that's what I don't get why neg someone just for the fun of it? What's the point? I get the "gang-bang-neg" for this post that's fine but I don't get the point of just going through and negging someone for no reason at all.
Be careful PZ you might get negged now too!
Yeah - now interacting with you in a semi-positive way is like dancing with the devil!
Maybe you should be proud of your uniquely polarizing status and amazing ability to attain and weather such huge point swings?
Edit: After looking at it again, this really should've read:
haha bouje dont u feel stupid for ever bringing up this topic? I learned the hard way too. these guys on here dont forgive you for anything.
I'll speak for the board and say that we just don't like morons and 14 year old kids.....which are morons. So we just don't like morons.
They are just points. This is not life or death. 20 points means you get to post forum topics, so once you get there, who gives a shit.
Quit while you're -45 MgoPoints behind
its too late now. he quit a while ago but the points keep adding up. unfortunately for him its going the other direction. hey bouje just ignore the negative in front and your at 50
But "lol" is never a valid reply. To anything. You're hurting America.
When I was down like -400. I guess that turned out for me pretty well last time.
I wonder if I should go for a new high score and come back from that?
Wouldn't that technically make you 45 points ahead?
Alright, dude. This is the 2nd time in a month I've upvoted everyone of your posts in a thread in which you've gotten gang-banged. My advice: Don't do it again.
Same here. Yet, he continues to act like an idiot and has started to give me shit. What an idiot.
The body wasn't meant for you MS I actually have always read your posts and always respect your opinion sorry it came off wrong.
Just read it. Thanks.
I don't really want the charity votes but I also don't want to be completely negged for anything that I saw by the same person.
I just want a fair and equitable system.
Then I'd stop talking on this thread.
Seriously - I post here more than is healthy for me, and I haven't gotten beaten up like you do. It is avoidable.
to +60 overnight when I haven't posted a thing?
I agree the first time was stupid my bad. But I know that I'm not the only one who just gets randomly beat up for no reason at all.
Just because you haven't written anything new (and stupid) lately doesn't mean that there aren't people out there reading your old (and stupid) posts for the first time. There are people who hadn't caught up yet. That's how you came back from beyond the grave last time -- the late shift readers felt sorry for you and it balanced out. Now you've given everyone another chance to think "Jeez, bouje sure is an idiot!" and neg you. If you're lucky, the late shift will take pity. Chances are they'll just ignore you, but perhaps they will have lost patience and you'll lose even more points.
DON'T TALK ABOUT YOUR POINTS! It's not a popularity contest. It is, however, an UNPOPULARITY opportunity.
I personally have only downvoted the two places where he basically called me an asshole, but seriously what logic is there to giving this guy up votes? He shouldn't be starting threads because when he does they end up like this.
I'm still confused what is wrong with this thread or my right to be able to start them?
I acknowledge that this is Brian's blog and that it's not a democracy it's a dictatorship but to say "so and so should never be allowed to post because look at this post".
I'm sorry but I didn't really say anything "bad" in this post. I was just questioning how I woke up -100 points. If this is troll-like behavior to post a topic about the point system then I guess I'm a troll.
Last I checked the point system was a part of this blog as a way to filter out trolls and I hardly think that this post should be a "reason to not let me post" (and the other thing wasn't even something that I started).
It's not just for trolls it's also to encourage quality content. That's why there's the 20 point threshold. Just about everyone here thinks what you've posted isn't quality content it's whining. People don't want to read it.
Last time, I went through and upped him a lot. This time, no such luck, he had to have known this would happen.
That is all.
I think there should be an MGoStripClub to spend our MgoPoints.
HOLYSHIT THREADLOCK PLEASE.
This guy is too dumb to save himself. All he needs to do is shut the fuck up on this thread. Stop posting, and people won't have anything to neg anymore. Seriously. JUST STOP POSTING ON THIS THREAD, BOUJE. Let it die. Please. For the love of all that is holy, please stop.
If you reply to this, even through I up-voted all your posts on this thread to give you a break, I swear to god that I'll register 10 new names just for the purpose of negging you to oblivion.
What is a threadlock?
No more posts allowed in this topic.
get on the boat, live to fight another day.
He is now at -5 and he was complaining about a 97! My advice, stop posting on this thread and just stop complainiing about getting negged because it gets you gangneged. Take a day off or 2 and start making good posts that are either funny/informative and for Gods sake NEVER double post. I wish you good luck on your recovery and hope for the best.
I know how to post...
is making a valid point. I dont think he is alone in seeing points go down during times of inactivity, but he might in the minority who gives a damn.
The poster might be inactive at a given time, but there are new readers possible at any moment. The past is eternally with us on the web, so choose your posts wisely.
Well this certainly appears to have backfired.
just a little lol
you just committed mgopoints suicide
He already committed MGoPoints suicide once before, and he was resurrected. We get to experience Round 2 now.
What a stupid thread.
If someone can go negative this quick and make a 300 or so point swing in hours, how fast do you think someone could do that in the positive direction?
I suppose MCalibur has done it with his diary's.
I think Poguemahone's sodomy joke might have garnered him +300. I wonder who has the most negative-points per post? That would be more impressive than the overall total.
Edit: OK, not that anybody cares, but I just ran some numbers, and bouje is working at about -1.29 points per post, which isn't bad at all. The infamous Bluefront95, on the other hand, is (was?) at a blistering -66.11 points per post. A league of his own.
A points per post measurement would be very intriguing
With all the statistical wizards we have here, I'm sure somebody could come up with something more sophisticated than simple points per post. Anybody?
It looks like I missed the monthly stoning of Bouje.
Me Too. But we should wait for a while, then go back and neg him so he loses 100 points over night. Then set the alarm for the morning and take part in next months stoning.
I think we've all (even Brian!) gotten the occasional unexplained anonymous negging. Think of it as a sort of rite of passage.
+20 is pretty much all you need to survive. Caring any more than that is just trying to hard. I've seen many a message board ruined over the counting of post totals.
+20 is pretty much all you need to survive. Caring any more than that is just trying to hard. I've seen many a message board ruined over the counting of post totals.
should be moved to the mogblog HOF forum - that is if there actually was a HOF forum.
a HOF for individual posts, but too many of the great threads are as long as this one, and few would have the patience or time to read through them months or years later.
I think there are a lot of people who would appreciate having a few of the classic threads kept somewhere for posterity. I, for one. Something like Epic Threads Past.
How about a HOF/HOShame featuring:
Epic Threads Past: in their entirety
Grammar Police 10 Most Wanted: greatest spelling, syntactic and semantic gaffes and smackdowns.
The Ad Hominem Heroes: biggest dick-moves ever caught on thread.
The 2nd half Wiscy '08 Medal: given to things you never saw coming. Double entendres, puns, and zingers.
God I'm bored.
is that some of the posts he's made aren't deserving of the -15, -16 he's gotten for them (example). That's just straight abuse of the system by the voters. *shrug*
At least we won't have to see another thread started that complains about negative votes; people will avoid starting them like ebola.
edited; wrong link
It's not hard to tell why people are negging the shit out of you - your attention whoring, ridiculous hyperbole ("Nothing worth doing is easy! I'll be a sacrificial lamb!"), and generalized whining is just terrible. Stop it already.
so if bouje has more points than Brian, do they get to take over the site? As of 11:53pm on saturday:
Its definetly going to happen. We should all hide and prepare for Death.
But how did it happen? My guess is that in order to achieve this point total, he found something bad about Brian and MGoBlackmailed him. It must be something like Brian involved with the worst cheer in the history of Earth...O-H-I-O. what else could cause such a point total?
in order to see how long it takes Bouje to knock it back down to zero.
The Russians, Chinese, or North Koreans? This smacks of cyber-war. I have a screen shot, I hope you do too.
Wow what just happend to his points? ive been busting my ass to stay above 20 points and this guy gets a bunch of points for whinning about points?
Read the board, dood.
If you can't clear 20, maybe it's a sign.
And on a somewhat related note, I had a dream that romoteen14 ended up being Justin Feagin and my sister was falling madly in love with him and I was like, "IT'S A TRAP!" but she didn't listen and he turned into a Trueblood vampire.
No more mgoboard before bed.
haha wow ur obviously on this too much. but thats funny
I don't like that you get negged for everything you say. I'm rooting for you romoteen!
thats ok these points dont really bug me. It would be nice to post some topics on here once in awhile but if I cant thats ok this website keeps me busy at work
It just means you can't create threads, nothing more. I wouldn't worry about it.
Should be added to that new HOF thread... I would do it but am on mobile
great term to coin.
I read this whole thread before I realized it's over a year old.
bouje is the only poster who has gotten negged to oblivion twice, and is over 6000 points currently. Gotta be.
He's like Robocop of MGoBlog.
Can someone explain to me how this point system works. I received an e-mail that said I needed to accumulate 20 points before I could start posting threads. How do you "neg" someone? Basically, what is this point system all about?
Very well explained. Thank you.