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Rant Obscure References and Downvoting

Shii

Avatar: 23167 2010-01-24 16:31:18 -0500
27

[Phantasmagoric Spl-
endor
]

Level 35 Emo Kid

I haven't seen a bad idea that I didn't like.

As a somewhat experienced ForumBuildr, I also agree than removing downvoting would be wonderful.

If you don’t like it, pbum it. If you like it, upvote it. The top scores still win.

There needs to be a pbum bumon though, so people won’t feel like they’ve not voted on one.

RopeBert

Avatar: Nipple Piercing
12

Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

I like the pbum option but there are sometimes I wish I could go back and review those that I pbumed on.

Rage_****

Avatar: Deformed Child
25

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 69 Troll

Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran

About no more downvoting, it’s a great choice for me. But all of this recent hate on Forumbuildr is kind of… unjustified for me. I know I’m not an old skool playa here, but I also know that since I started playing, NO SINGLE IDEA THAT WON MADE ME HAPPY. Hell, look at Jewgrounds. Not being a male reproductive organ, but it was more JEW than NEWGROUNDS. Or should I say Jew only??

Anyway, the point here is: Fran is Fat is winning because it’s one decent idea in the middle of a sea of ****ty ones. If your comical taste is different, you can’t go agaisnt the flow. FiF is one good joke amongst all of the others, id they can be considered a joke.

Forumbuildr is meant to be FUNNY, not a super cereal forum creator.

TJF588

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16

[URTJF2]

Level 63 Troll

“Flame Retarded”

Bumpin’ dis ****, ‘cause the -5 elimination can hit damn hard. With the pbuming, I guess a new section of ones you’ve pbumed on could be made, and for general overflow, maybe a “stragglers” section for -5+(?!)ers.

Spiticus

Avatar: Chugging Beer
9

Level 65 Troll

“Flame Retarded”

Comedy formed through a democratic process = FAIL.

Auser

Avatar: 89481 Thu Feb 26 14:58:28 -0500 2009
19

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 35 Troll

Just south of sanity

Shii Posted:

As a somewhat experienced ForumBuildr, I also agree than removing downvoting would be wonderful.

If you don’t like it, pbum it. If you like it, upvote it. The top scores still win.

There needs to be a pbum bumon though, so people won’t feel like they’ve not voted on one.

Well it’s been a while since I last looked at this thread and I still think this is a decent idea that’s worth a try

Spoony J

Avatar: Red Green Flashing
14

[Order of the Spoon]

Level 33 Troll

“Permafail”

I like this idea a lot. It’s really annoying to see good ideas lose to ideas that aren’t even worth a chuckle simply because 5 people downvoted it right away.

dobnits

Avatar: 58842 2010-01-24 16:19:10 -0500
51

[The Scrotal Safety-
Commission
]

Level 69 Troll

THE LEGENDARY PINK DOBS

I actually think most submissions that get -5d as well as those that get into the forum are usually done rightly so, when it all boils down. Sometimes at the end of the week i look through my submissions (All of which i must have though were funny at the time) and I cant help but wonder why i did it in the first place. That has never been the case with anything that has ever gotten in. I still am able to get a laugh at my own jokes, even 8 to 10 weeks after the forum was made.

That being said, I do have problems with getting a -5 leads to automatic destruction. What I would like to see is maybe an automated “cleansing process” occur maybe 5 times over the course of the week and it clears out crappy non-logo submissions below -5. I have had submissions go -5 within an hour of the submissions starting then I resubmit a carbon copy Monday Afternoon and It has gotten into the forum. Something should be done.

/put away soapbox business as usual.

DOPE-HARDCOR-
E-0

Avatar: DOPE-HARDCORE-0's Avatar
2

[Team Shortbus]

Level 37 Troll

ALSO A male reproductive organSUCKING ****WAD

Downvoted Cruel Brittanica because it got resubbed

LadyCooper

Avatar: Poison Warning Sign
2

Level 24 Troll

“Dick in a Box”

Not a fan of downvoting, especially when it’s done to just eliminate competition for your own entry.

Abyss Walker

Avatar: 107310 Thu Apr 23 15:52:36 -0400 2009

[The Airship]

Level 15 Camwhore

“Attention Slut”

I agree about removal of downvote.Only upvote and pbum,nothing more,nothing less.

THAT would be a selection,its something like this- you send a link for 6 friends,and they downvote.Log in to see images!

plk

Avatar: 9972 2010-01-24 16:28:42 -0500
65

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Emo Kid

“The Infinite Sadness”

A problem with eliminating downvoting is that the forum in the lead will pull further and further ahead of all the others. This is because forums with more upvotes are weighted to appear slightly more frequently than others (at least this used to be true and I believe it still is). This means that the more forums there are to vote on and the more forums there are with low votes (and of course there would be many more of these with no downvoting), the more the forum in front will pull ahead. If that logic were changed so that each forum was equally likely to appear, that would lead to less skewed voting results. And then, the main problem with eliminating downvoting would be a possible glut of entries that few people would want to wade through. So, your forums may not be downvoted, but they might not receive many upvotes either if they’re sufficiently buried among other entries. I’m not against trying it to see, though.

plk edited this message on 02/10/2009 11:09AM

TBW

Avatar: 122535 Sat Jun 06 13:52:16 -0400 2009
4

Level 26 Emo Kid

“Lopsided McHaircut”

If we eliminate downvoting those ****ty bum fratboy forums would skyrocket.

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