You want an opinion on neg reps...you and a bunch of others won't like mine. But ya asked so here goes.
I don't care about neg reps for real.
What that means is I don't comment about the neg rep every fuking time I get one. Some in here discuss it incessantly. Here's how the talk always unfolds:
You gave me a neg rep.
I don't care about neg reps
I consider neg reps a badge of honour.
And on and on and on. Which is essentially like saying: I want to fuk you over in a post with no consequence. There was a consequence and now I am upset.
Same conversation every time... a discussion about neg reps.
Then I hear about just ignore so and so. I have been told this repeatedly from various well meaning members. And I thank you for your concern however; I don't ignore anyone ever until they have reached their limit with ME. That is MY choice. If I choose to engage someone over an issue I don't need to discuss it on the board with other members. I have reached my limit with several people in here.
That is my business between them and me. They are not stupid individuals we just rub each other the wrong way behaviorally. And we have done it enough that I completely stop responding to them. We have likely had a private conversation about it. I don't expect you to ignore them so don't expect me to ignore the people who p iss on your shoes.
For me the board is fun and entertaining and I learn from the posts and they do make me think and see other view points. I do not want nor need everyone to be like me nor to like me. I do expect people to be civil with me or I get nasty especially if we are in a private discussion. A few of you know that already.
But if you flame with a post either in the title or the OP expect to get burned.
If you don't like that behaviour don't do it to anyone else. Otherwise stfu, man up and take what ever gets dished out.
Same with the troll label. Yes it is irritating but it's not as though each and everyone of us has not done it in one form or another. I know by now what pushes certain people's buttons. Do I press the button sometimes, er, yup. Do I then receive a neg rep from some...eeeerrrr yup. Do I comment? No, unless it is to give a green to that person who redded me. Then I comment.
Otherwise to be honest what I usually think is, yup I pushed the right button. Likely I deserved the rep in that case. In other cases the person cannot be bothered to argue it out with me sometimes because it will be the same convo for the 90th time...a waste of keyboarding for them and me. So yeah they redded me and 99% of the time I know exactly why.
Otherwise frankly folks I ain't fuking ya, feeding ya or living with ya so I wish you all the best whether you red me or green me. Have at it. And I hope even when I p iss ya off, I gave ya something to think about.
You're a good bunch. And when I disappear for periods of time I am either busy as hell or taking a break...from you. Doesn't mean I don't miss your p issy azz and I will return to taunt you shortly.