Naturally all smart & beautiful people love FCP.co, its wonderful support staff & contributing members (ok, even the silent ones too...), but I think I've found a slight glitch in the system here.
Sorry to be a harbinger of dire news...
Have you ever noticed that in your zeal to respond to something in a thread your exuberance overtakes your sensibilities? Countless times I've posted something here, only to find it full of spelling mistakes or some other egregious effrontery. Thank God for the edit button! Whew.. I can go back, clean it up & come off looking of somewhat average education & not a backwoods hick. (not that there's anything wrong with that, nor is this a slight against the fine people of MTV's new moonshine & inbreeding hit Buckwild)
So, here's the glitch; the correction appears only in the thread where you placed it, BUT did you know a copy appears on your profile page? AND.. you guessed it, that version DOESN'T get corrected. Yikes!
Have you ever wondered why people reading one of your comments might think "Hmmm... this erudite fellow makes some rather salient points..." Yet after visiting your profile page come away shaking their heads thinking "That doofus is a complete & utter assclown." ?
It's just an extra special thank you, people click your plus or minus sign to award you karma.
You're up to 13 so you must have pleased some people.
It's all part of the new contagion where facebook style "approval" is spreading thru the web, so much so that many unfortunate souls value their self worth by how many "likes, clicks, pokes, followers or so-called friend's they have.
But where are those "friends" when you really need them? somewhere three proxies deep behind an encrypted firewall...
Minus karma? Really? How do I have so many thank yous, so many private emails thanking me for help I've given here, but still have negative 12 karma? That seems sort of contradictory. Like the two systems compete with each other and make no sense. A simple "Like" is all we need. Or simply the "Thank You". What is the point of negative karma, but to cause more drama? Honestly, what is the point? If someone gives me negative karma, and I have no clue who or why, how am I supposed to see that as a useful tool?
Or someone can just flame you with it. How do you know WHY someone gave you bad karma? You don't. So, where's its actual purpose, besides to flame folks?
Um, why not just post back you don't understand someone, rather than rank karma that lends no constructive purpose. What is the constructive purpose? So someone can show they're anger? Really? We need that on a forum? Seriously?
I guess clicking a button is replacing an intelligent conversation.
I'm beginning to think Ben has a point about the negative button. This forum wouldn't allow members attacking each other, yet this is a subtle form of that. Encouragement is a creative's lifeblood, sure would be wonderful for FCP.co to be an oasis from the world of sniping & character assassination, so much of which contaminates & infests the web.
Or as well put by the Jack Nicholson character in Mars Attacks "Can't we all just get along?!"
So Peter, how do I know who didn't like me on what specific post? For all I know someone simply got ticked off or jealous and attacked me.
How does this stop someone from posting inappropriate content, exactly? Cause the karma number gets effected? Does anyone really pay attention to karma? Does my negative karma mean I should leave the forums cause no one likes me?
"Thank You" I can see having a positive use only if we knew what we were being thanked for, which we aren't.
Same for karma. If I don't know who or why I got it, what's the point? Just a politically correct way of allowing personal attacks, as far as I'm concerned.
Like airing out someone's dirty laundry, but the person doing the airing can remain anonymous and protected, and the laundry owner has no idea why it is happening. And the majority of readers here don't even know why it is there or care about it.
This is off topic (at least it's in the right forum), but how do I get all those cool little icons underneath your karma? I'm sure there's an easy solution here somewhere, but I'm not sure what to search for or what they're called. Is there also a Twitter one? Thanks