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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    lol..yes that was it
    Glad you agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Absolute truth.
    No, it's partisan liberal fantasy.

    What you failed to mention is that the only reason anyone took notice of anomalies in the reputation point system was because Bethere was constantly bragging about how many reputation points he managed to acquire in such a short time. Otherwise, nobody would have said anything about it. But the liberal clique never takes responsibility for anything, just like they never take responsibility for anything in the world of politics. Everything is always someone else's fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    No, it's partisan liberal fantasy.

    What you failed to mention is that the only reason anyone took notice of anomalies in the reputation point system was because Bethere was constantly bragging about how many reputation points he managed to acquire in such a short time. Otherwise, nobody would have said anything about it. But the liberal clique never takes responsibility for anything, just like they never take responsibility for anything in the world of politics. Everything is always someone else's fault.
    Look snowflake, you want me to start talking about who the chief whiner was or you wanna sit down and just let this lie?
    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    No, it's partisan liberal fantasy.

    What you failed to mention is that the only reason anyone took notice of anomalies in the reputation point system was because Bethere was constantly bragging about how many reputation points he managed to acquire in such a short time. Otherwise, nobody would have said anything about it. But the liberal clique never takes responsibility for anything, just like they never take responsibility for anything in the world of politics. Everything is always someone else's fault.
    You're a great poster and an asset to this board!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Look snowflake, you want me to start talking about who the chief whiner was or you wanna sit down and just let this lie?
    Ethereal is an idealist. Not a snowflake. He is a good guy once you get past that.
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    Since Crepitus is trying to make this a partisan issue, I feel the need to explain what really happened.

    Bethere, a liberal member, was constantly bragging about how many reputation points he acquired. After intentionally drawing attention to how many reputation points he was getting, members started noticing anomalies in the data. I'll spare you a lengthy examination of these anomalies and simply leave you with one example that is illustrative of a larger trend within the reputation points system.

    At the time this became an issue, Bethere had acquired 800,000 reputation points in less than a year. He had about 3,400 thanks.

    By comparison, Polwatch had only acquired 400,000 reputation points in three years as a member. She had about 25,000 thanks.

    CLEARLY, reputation points were not a genuine indication of a member's standing within the forum community. Given this obvious reality, and the reputation point's system penchant for abuse and manipulation, the VIPS (conservatives, libertarians, and liberals) arrived as a CONSENSUS that the reputation point system should be removed. A few VIPS dissented but they were in the minority. The MODS agreed as well and ADMIN implemented the policy. To portray this as some kind of conservative crusade against liberals is a fantasy and an insult to the forum leadership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Look snowflake, you want me to start talking about who the chief whiner was or you wanna sit down and just let this lie?
    Say whatever you want. You're peddling a fantasy. It was Bethere's bragging that made it an issue. It was the MODS who started a thread about it. It was another member who suggested we do away with the reputation system. And it was a consensus among the VIPS that the reputation system should be done away with. Naturally, a certain member likes to pretend I'm the sole reason this all happened, but he's had a vendetta against me for some time now. I'm sure when he stubs his toe, he blames me, too.
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