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I'm also very skeptical about this like/dislike button. Alamy said:

 

"Over time this will hopefully become a more useful feature and promote well thought out posts, so for now, it will stay."

 

I'm absolutely certain that it doesn't matter how well thought some posts will be as some members, just by commenting on certain unpopular issues about the stock business will have an avalanche of dislikes.

 

I'm pretty sure most people will use this, not as a measure of quality of the post, but as a punishment for that member to have brought that issue or for expressing a contrary vision to what they have.

 

The contrary also applies, people will reward others simply because they are defending a position to which they agree even if the post may be nothing more than an insult.

 

This will create rewarding/punishing cliques that has nothing to do with the intended objective.

 

Overall I don't think this is a good idea and have little doubt that it will discourage many people to post contrary opinions to the majority. It will make this forums poorer.

 

José Elias

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Well, since yesterday I have been hit by five negative ratings for no apparent reason so I think we see what is going on here. 

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 2 negatives  for me since yesterday. It would be much better if people said why they are giving negatives. I can't see how this rating thing helps discussion.

 

For the record I have not given any -ves to anyone.

 

Reputation should not be a measure of whether people tend to agree with you.

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Well, since yesterday I have been hit by five negative ratings for no apparent reason so I think we see what is going on here. 

 

Is there a paranoia button, Ian?

 

 

No paranoia - just a statement of fact. I couldn't care less. 

 

And no I will not start playing that childish game.

 

Hopefully, Alamy do have some sort of record.

 

I'm much more interested in a Saturday sale from an old slide!

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Oh God!  Alamy: for goodness' sake, please get rid of these stupid buttons, so we can ditch the paranoia and get back to some sensible conversations.  We're all grown-ups here.  Thanks.

 

P.S. Do I get a +1 for that? :D:lol::D !

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Well, since yesterday I have been hit by five negative ratings for no apparent reason so I think we see what is going on here. 

So now we are all at risk of cyber bullying.

 

Pearl

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It might be a lot more valuable if people could up or down images instead of each other.  I get enough social media crap elsewhere  I don't need the Alamy forum to be a new social media venue for me.  I come here to read opinions and don't really care what non-vocal people think.  If they have something to say, say it.  The voting lowers the value of the forum to me.  But, Alamy has never, even by chance, done what I thought was best. :-) 

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I wish that whoever has been dissing my reputation would pick up the pace and get on with it. My personal goal is to reach a red -25 level. 

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Rather than, or if you're determined to hang on to it as well as, how about an agree / disagree button for an individual post to save the 'me too' posts.

 

You can agree with what a person is saying there without necessarily agreeing with everything they have ever said which is the implication of reputation button

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Up arrows, down arrows, reputation; all silly socialist stuff, I think. Only by reading what the person posts over time can I get a sense of the worth of the info given. And I think it does make a difference in whether or not someone participates.

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I pose this question in all seriousness, and it seems at considerable risk of a red card or worse . . . just how much store should we put in forum reputation "scores" when the member with currently the highest reputation has one of his posts summarily removed . . . the message seems to be "don't disagree" . . .

 

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