Okay, but a well-respected forum member earlier PMed me and asked that I edit my post (a few posts back) since Jacob had requested it be kept secret...so I complied and edited with "Nevermind."
I would not call it or consider it a "disagree" button. A disagree button would be like a "like" button. Members names would be seen along with the post. In this case it is the opportunity for some members to anonymously and without justification influence the disappearance of other members posts. Since I have yet to see any firm guidelines on using the button, it can be used on spam, trolls, suspected trolls, members you have an irrational grudge against, posts that have gone off topic, humorous posts you don't find particularly funny, for revenge, and apparently to turn orange kittens to gray.
Anybody here on the Forum actually have access to a "Disagree" button in the threads???
Shrinkage can be funny or not, depending on whether we are talking about my height as I get older or some other things for other people...errr...
I'm thinking Jacob found a way to implement his idea that he mentioned in this thread:
"Here's the solution I've thought about. It's not exactly a disagree button. But, it's a similar button. If enough people press the button, the post would become less visible. If even more people press the button, it might be hidden and referred to the moderators, and if even more people press the button, the post would be removed altogether. In addition, I could set it up so that this button would not be available to everyone, maybe just members that have been around a certain amount of time.
If I did this, I wouldn't be able to implement it right away. But I think it might help filter out the more offensive/combative posts. "
Thanks for putting a stop to all the speculation. In theory, it is a good idea. In reality, it is already being abused by some forum members. Certain forum members are targeting other forum members' posts whether or not there is anything negative or offensive in a particular post.@JacobJ wrote:
Sorry for the delay in clearing this up. Kimmiemae has this right. It's just a test right now, and I'm not sure we'll keep it. The hope is that it will discourage trolls that keep making an appearance here. I don't want it to be a very commonly used feature in the forum.
Any and all thoughts / feedback are welcome.
Geesh! What did I do THIS time? Let's see, I wrote about men's shrinkage and kitties and a response to Jacob's post. I didn't know that I was not allowed to give Jacob feedback after he specifically said "any and all thoughts / feedback are welcome." I guess that does not apply to me, huh?@MDavisnowell wrote:
Sybil, you can now be the president of the Judgmental B Club.