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I will bring buttons back

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by DarkUnderlord, Feb 3, 2019.

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Buttons

  1. Bring buttons back

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  2. I am a brofist purist

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  3. Remove brofists too

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  1. HeroicBloodshed Learned

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    If someone already made the argument I can read it myself, and respond if I disagree. Posting :retadred: isn't an argument, and enables retards to have a say without adding new arguments and putting themselves on the line.

    They negatively affect posting by enabling button-whoring and by giving positive/negative feedback to posters they don't actually engage with real reasons and arguments.
     
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  2. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    The main problem with negative buttons is that it gives assholes and butthurt children a means to harass those they deem to have somehow slighted them. Since I have been here, I have noted at least 6 campaigns by several posters against people they don't like. Lambchop or Lady Error or both were the victims of such a campaign, which only stopped when the mods "negotiated" with the prick involved and gave them their Literal Hitler title in return for the asshole stopping his campaign. Atlantico has at least two posters in his sights that he down votes religiously, actually surfing threads for posts he can down vote, regardless of what was being said.

    Stalkers who harass others by following them from thread to thread and aggressively attacking them via actual posts can be shown for the idiots they are. Archangel, for example, got so butthurt that he started stalking a poster and was told to fuck off by at least one other poster for being a butthurt bitch.

    Negative buttons allow for harassment without the possibility of any recourse, especially given that some of the mods here are biased as hell, as proven by my sig, and have their own little cliques that they will defend to the death. As such, these buttons are cancer to any forum that tries to foster free speech and open communication. Getting rid of them, even to the point of just brofists, is a good thing for debate and openess. If DarkUnderlord wishes to bring back buttons, I hope he will only bring back those which are positive (brofist, incline, funny, etc.) or neutral (e.g., agree, disagree, yes, no, etc.), and leave out those that can be abused (e.g., retarded, autism, shit, etc.).
     
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  3. theSavant Prophet

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    Yeah, that abuse of negative buttons is probably the reason why other forums removed it as well. Likewise in here when only brofists exist.

    One problem with only positive ratings though is: let's say someone posts shit, then another responds to him and puts a huge shit-picture into his post -> as a consequence everyone brofists him. So it causes indirect attention whore brofist harvesting. Despite it's less prone to abuse.

    So yeah, there should be something for disagreement, but which buttons should remain?... brofist, disagree, funny, sad/despair, shocked/wtf? A handful would be enough probably.
     
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  4. Modron Arcane

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    Said it in shoutbox, I would be in favor of a more limited button parade of Brofists, yes/no (nice because of all the yes/no questions), citation needed (for screenshot thread alone), and prosper (great for both autistic and horrific content, also is fun to call people out for like potato faced monstrosities in the women you find attractive thread). Balanced is fun as well but I could live without it.
     
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  5. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I am not sure which should remain, but I know those that should not remain: retarded (the harasser's favourite), shit (another favourite), racist (used by the prick in the Lady Error/Lambchop campaign, hence their title), autism (a favourite of a mod)

    There are probably others, but I haven't memorised the buttons list. These are memorable simply because they are favourites of harassers and so turn up most often.
     
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  6. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Proper would be abused to hell instantly. When we have harassers rating every post of a poster racist, regardless of what was being said (it could be "the sky is blue" and the racist tag will be slammed on it), then the only way to prevent such abuse is to remove the rating itself.
     
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  7. muckguppy Scholar

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    forget buttons, delete shoutbox.. the true cancer of rpgcodex!
     
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  8. Carrion Arcane Patron

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    It's been great to browse the Codex for (more or less) a week and have every page load properly. Actually noticed the improved performance before the lack of buttons.
     
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  9. Prime Junta Arcane

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    itt: the codex discussing the appalling lack of civility on these forums, trying to work out constructive solutions to it

    o tempora
     
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  10. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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  11. turkishronin Learned

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    Can we remove Infinitron as well now we're at it
     
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  12. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Are you retarded? Who said anything about civility, you flaming imbecile?

    There is a difference between starting a post just to call you a cunt and hitting a button on every post you have ever made, you fucking moron.

    I hope this post makes it clear.
     
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  13. theSavant Prophet

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    Seriously I don't get that "remove Infinitron". Infinitron did not put up a shitshow like Dark Underlord. But yeah...it's always "Ban Infinitron" I guess... Does fit to the "faceless crowd who has no opinion of its own, and just emerges to click buttons or harass someone for the lulz, but mostly without explanation."

    Fuck this shit.
     
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  14. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Behead Those That Insult And Take Away Buttons.
     
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  15. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    I vote fot this too!
     
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  16. Prime Junta Arcane

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    :friendly:
     
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  17. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic.

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    Hello hello friend.
     
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  18. hello friend Arcane

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    Hello hello yourself
     
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  19. Sigourn Arcane

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    I have to say I'm REALLY glad about the lack of buttons other than Brofists. Today I wake up with 12 notifications. None of them are with "retadred", "shit", and other ratings. All of them are either brofists or people genuinely discussing what I'm posting, which is a refreshing and fairly inclined change.
     
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  20. Atlantico Magister Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    :butthurt::butthurt::butthurt:

    You being predictably butthurt because of ratings is v. lulzy.

    You are the single most stupid person I've ever encountered, expect to be rated accordingly. You're an oxygen deficit to the planet and a waste of space.

    Just look at the "contribution" you've made to this thread. Like everything of yours, it's like potholes in the road, good to avoid, best to pave over.
     
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  21. Unreal Learned

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    Okay. But then what about brofists? They may not have pretty pictures to go along with it, but it's the same thing, and all such harvesting and attention-whoring has happened with them before. If anything I'd expect less of that, since there's so many buttons that it doesn't really mean anything. But whatever. To me, ratings were just another part of ‘talking about shit with mates’. They were funny. Do you hate fun? Stop being pretentious. You're just butthurt that you can be rated negatively, otherwise you wouldn't be complaining that buttons make the Codex ‘oppressive’. You just want to silence them since they can't be rebuked with muh reesuns an argoomints. If I had buttons, I'd have just rated you negatively. Good thing I can't, that would have been so :retadred:.
     
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  22. Astral Rag Arcane

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    really makes you think
     
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  23. Sacred82 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    :hopefully optimistic:
     
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  24. LeStryfe79 Deal Breaker Patron

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    Like I've said before, the buttons are a great work of art. Like all great works of art, they come at a price. Some are willing to pay that price and some are not. I stand among those who are willing. I've seen great things accomplished through the buttons that I otherwise would not have seen. Glory to the great buttons! If you want to disagree with me, you can't! You sold out your own free will!!! Hahaha! You losers took away your own ability to defend yourselves unless you reply with a retarded post. Hahaha! All you can do is brofist me, not brofist me, or take time out of your day engaging in pettiness. You lose either way! Hahaha!!!!!
     
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