View Poll Results: Should Rep have to have the name attached?

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    Should Rep have the name attached?

    OK, not for being D-bags, but to have a real discussion here..

    Should MTBR have your name/handle attached to Rep when you give it to prevent people using other peoples name... ?
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    As one of the (probably many) victims of anonymous trolling neg rep, I vote a resounding "YES!"

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    Ok, i voted yes. But here is my actual opinion on the subject.

    IMO if your not an arse then the +rep received usually outweights your -rep. Thus the only reason why one would care for a neg rep to be signed is to retaliate. Without the anonymity (spelling?) anyone who gets -repped will probably -rep back the person that gave it to them. This is a good thing for people being A$$hats, and leaving neg rep for no good reason, but a bad thing if a person deserves neg rep, and the person giving it to them wants to remain unknown. Man that was a long way of saying that.


    I don't leave much neg rep, and the few times i have i think i have signed it.

    The only reason why i think it should be autosigned is the posers signing other peoples names, and also to discourage the sissy neg repping that i have seen lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    Ok, i voted yes. But here is my actual opinion on the subject.

    IMO if your not an arse then the +rep received usually outweights your -rep. Thus the only reason why one would care for a neg rep to be signed is to retaliate. Without the anonymity (spelling?) anyone who gets -repped will probably -rep back the person that gave it to them. This is a good thing for people being A$$hats, and leaving neg rep for no good reason, but a bad thing if a person deserves neg rep, and the person giving it to them wants to remain unknown. Man that was a long way of saying that.


    I don't leave much neg rep, and the few times i have i think i have signed it.

    The only reason why i think it should be autosigned is the posers signing other peoples names, and also to discourage the sissy neg repping that i have seen lately.
    I agree 100% with everything you said.. but the last line is the reason I started this, to see if we can stop the poser(s) who use others name
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    I agree 100% with everything you said.. but the last line is the reason I started this, to see if we can stop the poser(s) who use others name
    assume the signed name is a fake - easy peasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    assume the signed name is a fake - easy peasy.
    ya,.. true.. but again.. we're dealing with thousands of people here, and let's say I give someone new-ish bad rep, and sign your name they are going to not only -rep you but also probably start sending harassing PM's and/or start a feud in the thread... just easier and less work for Mods if the name was attached right?
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    Voted no.

    I'm curious as to what people want the names for, if not to retaliate. Even if someone neg reps you and signs it as someone else, if you're not going to neg rep them back then who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    ya,.. true.. but again.. we're dealing with thousands of people here, and let's say I give someone new-ish bad rep, and sign your name they are going to not only -rep you but also probably start sending harassing PM's and/or start a feud in the thread... just easier and less work for Mods if the name was attached right?
    no....it would be a giant mess of retaliatory butt-hurt poo-fling whining...

    I would lose my marbles and go on a lipstick sporting, pantyhose wearing ban-spree until i was taken out by an admin (or rockcrusher)....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    I would lose my marbles and go on a lipstick sporting, pantyhose wearing ban-spree until i was taken out by an admin (or rockcrusher)....
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    Most of the people seem to be doin alright as far as rep goes (unless your name is david copperfield) right?



    And could my vote be changed from no to I don't care please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    Voted no.

    I'm curious as to what people want the names for, if not to retaliate. Even if someone neg reps you and signs it as someone else, if you're not going to neg rep them back then who cares?
    because down the road, if someone honest gives you advice, but you ignore it because you THINK they gave you a neg rep, or if you need advice, and they have good advice to give but don't because they think you gave them a neg rep...

    basically it comes down to ,.. should people be held responsible for their actions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    because down the road, if someone honest gives you advice, but you ignore it because you THINK they gave you a neg rep, or if you need advice, and they have good advice to give but don't because they think you gave them a neg rep...

    basically it comes down to ,.. should people be held responsible for their actions?



    Its the interweb, no one is responsible for anything. Just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    crap...forgot the winkie...

    so here ya go
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    IMHO, anonymous rep encourages trolling. It's the same principle as the dislike button on YouTube. Someone can come along and hit that button just for shts 'n giggles. It happens all the time on YouTube.

    Here on MTBR, I have received anonymous trolling neg rep with ridiculous comments, such as the "pale legs for a California girl" comment I got with my first anonymous neg rep. Why did I get that comment, you ask? Because I posted a picture I took with flash of a mtb crash wound on my leg. Anyone who's ever used a camera knows that flash makes skin look lighter.

    The second time I received anonymous neg rep claiming that I was "no match" for a certain video poster. I got that rep because I dared to post one of my ride videos in the "Videos and POV Cameras" subforum. I never criticized anyone else's videos. I just stated that all my videos have natural sound with no music added.

    Unfortunately I don't have a link to provide, as that poster was banned (thankfully!) and all his posts were deleted.

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    Can I sell my rep? Auction it off for charity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    no....it would be a giant mess of retaliatory butt-hurt poo-fling whining...

    I would lose my marbles and go on a lipstick sporting, pantyhose wearing ban-spree until i was taken out by an admin (or rockcrusher)....
    OHH NOOOOO






    Oh wait, this one's better!!!!




    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    you really do have pale legs....

    sexy too...




    * i just threw up a little *


    I know it wasn't you who gave me that rep. They didn't have enough rep power to make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    OHH NOOOOO






    Oh wait, this one's better!!!!

    [imghttp://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/32500/Transgender-Mr-Bean--32788.jpg[/img]


    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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    I post on RBR too, which is a sister site of MTBR. Your username is attached to your rep there, and the only time I ever received negative rep on RBR was when there was a misunderstanding over an old thread I started and the whole thread got taken out of context. You actually had to earn negative rep over there. Here, you don't even have to p!ss someone off to get it. You can be the nicest person in the world and you still get dinged, due to the anonymous nature of the rep and the trolls that come and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    You can be the nicest person in the world and you still get dinged, due to the anonymous nature of the rep and the trolls that come and go.
    True, trolls can give you an occasional negative rep.. but most dont have much to give, and they can only hit you again after hitting 100 other people.. Most trolls dont have the attention span to go back and hit you again.

    If you give good advice on here, you really dont have to worry about the occasional bad rep, and the green you get will far outweigh the red.

    The problem I see with handles being attached to rep is... some people on here, while they may have a lot of green cause they average 15 posts a day.... they truly dont have much substance to their posts. Then they can retaliate for the sole sake of revenge after getting red, even though they post false information in technical threads.

    Yes, anonymous reps open the opportunity for anonymous names being attached, you just have to simply ignore the name and believe it to be false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    more like:
    baahaHAAHAAhhaahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMike View Post
    True, trolls can give you an occasional negative rep.. but most dont have much to give, and they can only hit you again after hitting 100 other people.. Most trolls dont have the attention span to go back and hit you again.

    If you give good advice on here, you really dont have to worry about the occasional bad rep, and the green you get will far outweigh the red.

    The problem I see with handles being attached to rep is... some people on here, while they may have a lot of green cause they average 15 posts a day.... they truly dont have much substance to their posts. Then they can retaliate for the sole sake of revenge after getting red, even though they post false information in technical threads.

    Yes, anonymous reps open the opportunity for anonymous names being attached, you just have to simply ignore the name and believe it to be false.
    I agree with everything you're saying. You're right, so far the trolls that have hit me and other posters have had very low rep power.

    Thomllama brings up a good point though in post #6. There have been several recent incidents where a troll signed someone else's name to negative rep. Luckily the mods caught it right away and no fights happened, AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I agree with everything you're saying. You're right, so far the trolls that have hit me and other posters have had very low rep power.

    Thomllama brings up a good point though in post #6. There have been several recent incidents where a troll signed someone else's name to negative rep. Luckily the mods caught it right away and no fights happened, AFAIK.
    I dont see why a "fight" would happen.. If someone signed their own name to a rep, im sure a private message to them to confirm wouldnt be an issue.. after all, if they signed their name, why would they then deny they did it?

    If you PM'd someone and they denied it, then it would be obvious it was fake...

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    FLMike speaks the truth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMike View Post
    I dont see why a "fight" would happen.. If someone signed their own name to a rep, im sure a private message to them to confirm wouldnt be an issue.. after all, if they signed their name, why would they then deny they did it?

    If you PM'd someone and they denied it, then it would be obvious it was fake...
    True, but all this could be avoided if usernames were attached to rep.

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