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Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: SoCal on December 04, 2009, 10:23:00 PM
The votes will be counted in 24 hours.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: centralcoast on December 04, 2009, 10:47:00 PM
Maybe I don't have enough  internet forum experience... but to me... it just seems like a humorous way to say "gee, I liked that comment" or "Boy, that is silly/inane/boring/stupid"  Apparently most people take it way more seriously...
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: roundcorners on December 04, 2009, 10:49:00 PM
for the record I object to the terms, Exalt, Smite & Karma, purely on a Theological standpoint... other than that I'm cool ^_^
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: SoCal on December 04, 2009, 10:52:00 PM
If it makes you feel better, they can all be renamed. LOL
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: bltserv on December 04, 2009, 11:17:00 PM
Quote from: "roundcorners"
for the record I object to the terms, Exalt, Smite & Karma, purely on a Theological standpoint... other than that I'm cool ^_^


I vote for leaving it alone and see if it floats. Humans are creatures of habits. Some bad. Life is change. Lets see what happens with the new board for a couple weeks.

I also vote that this board is "Secular". And any mention of theology, Rick Warren, and anything else religious is to be in the religion/politics threads where I can shred you without offending others.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 04, 2009, 11:50:00 PM
Being a member of several forums... negative rep is always bad. If someone doesn't like what they say, they won't get "thanked" and so the closer their rep is to zero... the less people trust them.

By allowing a way to negate it, it detracts from the positive you may have done, especially because the current incarnation does not allow you to see what you got exalted or smited (smote?) for.

Just like parenting, positive reinforcement is a preferred method.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: peteruk on December 05, 2009, 12:20:00 AM
IHO, isn't it exalteded or smiteded??
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 05, 2009, 02:13:00 AM
Quote from: "peteruk"
IHO, isn't it exalteded or smiteded??

You tell me... you're the guy who speaks proper english.

Heh.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: fumbling on December 05, 2009, 09:57:00 AM
Smiting is too negative...contrarian opinions are likely to get smited which might drive away insightful contrarian opinions...think of how many smites BK's "racist" commentaries would have gotten?
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: caycifish on December 05, 2009, 10:54:00 AM
I don't care about the terminology.  I do care that I have no idea what I did that was good or bad, and I have no idea who liked or didn't like it.  It's hard to get feedback on what to post more or less of this way.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: tmare on December 05, 2009, 11:07:00 AM
I agree, Cayci, BTW, you've been exalted. I feel like I have to post after exalting, just to let the person know! That will make for some high post counts I guess. I don't think I'd feel so strongly about the smites if we knew who did it and for what comment.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: evalseraphim on December 05, 2009, 12:02:00 PM
I am ... agnostic on the issue.  ;-)

I think a person's reputation can be determined by paying attention.  The anonymity is troubling.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: Cam on December 05, 2009, 12:12:00 PM
The more I think about it the more I don't like it.  I think the Smite Feature should be removed and I agree that anonymity is troubling.  People should take responsibility for their smites.  It's true that smites might discourage stating different opinions.  BTW  Mojo's karma is now -11 and USCTrojanCPA is now -5 (I gave him 3 exalts). Maybe we need more wooden spoons!

(http://www.boxergames.com/acatalog/spoons_main.jpg)
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: Cam on December 05, 2009, 01:33:00 PM
Quote from: "SoCal78"
If it makes you feel better, they can all be renamed. LOL


Not nice!  Where's my wooden spoon.  Watch out or I might have to smite you!  Ha, ha.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: Cam on December 05, 2009, 01:38:00 PM
Quote from: "cameray"
The more I think about it the more I don't like it.  I think the Smite Feature should be removed and I agree that anonymity is troubling.  People should take responsibility for their smites.  It's true that smites might discourage stating different opinions.  BTW  Mojo's karma is now -11 and USCTrojanCPA is now -5 (I gave him 3 exalts). Maybe we need more wooden spoons!

(http://www.boxergames.com/acatalog/spoons_main.jpg)


I think I see one with your name on it Peter!
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: graphrix on December 05, 2009, 01:52:00 PM
Quote from: "cameray"
I think I see one with your name on it Peter!


No... no... the spoon says whacker, not wanker.   :P
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: SoCal on December 05, 2009, 02:08:00 PM
Quote from: "cameray"
Quote from: "SoCal78"
If it makes you feel better, they can all be renamed. LOL

Not nice!  Where's my wooden spoon.  Watch out or I might have to smite you!  Ha, ha.


Huh? What do you mean, Cam? I just meant they can be renamed to things like "Thanks" and "No Thanks" if it's the negative connotation of a smite that people don't like.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: peteruk on December 05, 2009, 02:24:00 PM
Quote from: "graphrix"
Quote from: "cameray"
I think I see one with your name on it Peter!

No... no... the spoon says whacker, not wanker.   :P


Same thing Dude   :D
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: steppingup on December 05, 2009, 04:22:00 PM
Quote from: "peteruk"
Quote from: "graphrix"

No... no... the spoon says whacker, not wanker.   :P

Same thing Dude   :D


You mean you have synonyms in English too?
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: peteruk on December 05, 2009, 04:59:00 PM
Quote from: "steppingup"
Quote from: "peteruk"

Same thing Dude   :D

You mean you have synonyms in English too?


Yes, and it was pretty amusing when I first came to the US when I was trying to learn the Language..or rather lingo...

One can get oneself into a lot of trouble in the UK if you don't know some of the terms, for instance Randy = Horny, so if your name is Randy you shouldn't approach a Girl and say "Hi I'm Randy"

In the early Days one of my Bosses told me he was "Pissed", my reply was "well, you look prefectly fine to me" Because in the UK Pissed = Drunk...

One Day I was in a Department store and asked where the Toilets were, the Girls response was "Sorry Sir, we don't sell them Here, you need to go to Home depot"   :(

Then we have Tyres, Cheque Books, Colours...Wings on Cars and Boots too...
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: winex on December 05, 2009, 06:59:00 PM
Quote from: "peteruk"
Quote from: "steppingup"

You mean you have synonyms in English too?

Yes, and it was pretty amusing when I first came to the US when I was trying to learn the Language..or rather lingo...

One can get oneself into a lot of trouble in the UK if you don't know some of the terms, for instance Randy = Horny, so if your name is Randy you shouldn't approach a Girl and say "Hi I'm Randy"

In the early Days one of my Bosses told me he was "Pissed", my reply was "well, you look prefectly fine to me" Because in the UK Pissed = Drunk...

One Day I was in a Department store and asked where the Toilets were, the Girls response was "Sorry Sir, we don't sell them Here, you need to go to Home depot"   :(

Then we have Tyres, Cheque Books, Colours...Wings on Cars and Boots too...


Apparently she wasn't good at reading body language.  Seeing you dance around while you asked would have given her a clue to the hidden meaning in your question...
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: Mr SC on December 05, 2009, 10:45:00 PM
Votes are in.  The [ Smite ] has been smitten.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 06, 2009, 11:28:00 AM
Quote from: "Mr. SC"
Votes are in.  The [ Smite ] has been smitten.

Thanks Mr. SC.

Is there a way to track Exalts... either who Exalted you or what post you were Exalted for?

That would have mitigated some of the issues with Smites... although I still think Smites have more negatives than positives.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: admin on December 06, 2009, 02:08:00 PM
If any users with negative karma want their level reset to zero, PM Admin. It is a manual process so this will help to expedite.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: nosuchreality on December 06, 2009, 09:47:00 PM
Interesting vote given the obvious liberal use the smite feature was having...
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: nosuchreality on December 06, 2009, 10:00:00 PM
Quote from: "Mr. SC"
Votes are in.  The [ Smite ] has been smitten.


BTW, as of 8:50PM Dec. 6th, I can still see smites.

And use smite.

Yes, I tested.    My first and only smite.    :-X
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: House Buyer on December 06, 2009, 10:32:00 PM
I didn't have a chance to smite anyone - they are gone. I was going to go power hungry mad. Missed it.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on December 06, 2009, 11:42:00 PM
Quote from: "StuffIt"
I didn't have a chance to smite anyone - they are gone. I was going to go power hungry mad. Missed it.

You snooze, you lose!    :P
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: SoCal on December 12, 2009, 10:31:00 PM
Update: After the results of the poll came in and bloggers decided they did NOT want the smite feature, we took steps to hide it. Unfortunately, we were not able to remove the feature from all who were viewing the site. Several users continued to use smite while others couldn't. Consequently, we have disabled the entire Karma feature unless or until a different solution can be found.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: novaseline on December 12, 2009, 11:04:00 PM
Uncool.
Title: Vote on the Smite Feature
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 14, 2009, 11:26:00 AM
Ahh... that's why I'm karma-less. I feel so... untuned with the forum universe.