But I've tried to stay clear of him and hadn't had a neg rep from him for a while (he's never pos rep me by the way).
I can't say whether or not he's doing it new posters though.. as you guys are now BFF may be you could ask him for me?
Also that's just 1 guy I had a run-in with, I have no idea who else is out there.
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Btw, I ain't hatin' .. just entertaining myself.
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If all this thread had done is bring this issue to the fore so that we can recognize the issue when it arises and report it to the Mods then I'm happy. I certainly have nothing to gain by starting this thread, it was just an idea I had from my experience, as I was once a new poster in this forum as well.
I just didn't want the same thing that happened to me to happen to new posters.
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NAOS is the only poster who I repeatedly neg repped for the sake of neg repping. (That I can remember, I may have done it to Dutch and Troutbum too though (which goes against your theory that top posters only go against new posters, we frequently **** with each other, probably more so than new posters.)
Hotnickkkkkkkk, I never intentionally singled you out for neg repping onslaught, you just brought it upon yourself because 50% of your post were laughably bad and ridiculous. I probably haven't negged you in a while because A.) You got less dumb or B.) I've stopped posting/reading as much as I use to on this site.
Hopefully it's more of option A, for your sake.
Also, I can only see 1 negative reputation given out by myself dating back to the 13th of October. I gave it to JazzSpazz for this commentThere are two Michigan State Universities?
Rep serves one purpose to me, it's funny to watch other people freak out over it. I couldn't care less if I had 0 rep tomorrow. It wouldn't change the way I posted, or the way I acted to anyone on this board. I would still neg your ass if you said something stupid, and I would rep it for funny/intelligent comments.
I do enjoy when I neg someone, and they go crying to Jazzfanz like I murdered their dog. When they neg me back it doesn't bother me at all. To be honest, NAOS had his most brilliant move by pos repping me. I don't know why, but it actually made me mad when he did it. He stopped after a while though and started negging me back and all was right with the world.
The fact that it creates this much discussion/controversy is the reason it should stay up though. It's fun. If you take it seriously, reevaluate your views on internet message boards.