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Ser Scot A Ellison

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  1. Ser Scot A Ellison

    smiley list

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  2. Now reading "Bartam's Travels"

  3. Now reading "The Information" by Jonathan Gleick

  4. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Official Testing Thread

    Test
  5. Now reading "Shadow of Forgotten Ancestors" by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

  6. Now reading "Shadow of Forgotten Ancestors" by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

  7. Now reading "The Hemlock Cup" an attempt at a biography of Socrates.

  8. Now reading "The Hemlock Cup" an attempt at a biography of Socrates.

  9. Now reading "Book of the New Sun" by Gene Wolfe.

  10. Ser Scot A Ellison

    smiley list

    Xray, Thank you very much for this list. :) I now have my favorite Emoticon back. :shocked:
  11. Ser Scot A Ellison

    [Pre-ADwD Spoilers] Jon 3 but actually Jon 1

    If I remember correctly originally Slynt was hung from the top of the wall by 100 ft. of Rope. Someone mentioned after the reading at Technicon that would rip off Slynt's head. As such the change makes sense.
  12. I just read Anathem. Loved that book.

    1. gryphon strike

      gryphon strike

      Ser Scott just wanted to say the Malazan series is very good but you have to get through the first few books. The problem is that until you know more they are hard to read but once you have read further then they are very good. Weird I know

  13. is now reading Darwin's Origin of Species

  14. is now reading Sailor's on a Wine Dark Sea

  15. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    LC, I think the feature would cease to be cowardly but I still don't believe it adds much. As I stated earlier I've always been impressed by the quality of debate here. The post voting feature removes the need to actually say something. Even if you know who's voting you down you don't know why. You have to take the time to call the downvoter out which will clutter the board with such threads or posts. I think, at the end of the day, we are better off without this system. However, if it is kept, I prefer it not be anonyomous and that it not create "reputation scores".
  16. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    LC, I call it bullying because there is no possibility of a response due to its anonymous nature. If someone flips you the bird you can respond in kind or ignore it, but, you have the ability to respond. Not here because you have no idea who flipped you the bird. See my earlier post for more on why I compare anonymous neg voting to bullying.
  17. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    LCOTNW, If it remains I sincerely hope your changes are adopted.
  18. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Brady, It's not bullying in the physical sense. It's bullying in the metaphorical sense. Anonymously dinging someone without opening yourself to a respose or retort is cowardly in a sense similar to targeting a child too small or too weak to fight back is cowardly hence the comparison to bullying.
  19. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Brady, I would say bullying is the wrong way to correct that behavior. Particularly when the person being bullied has no way of knowing why such bullying is taking place.
  20. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Wastrel, I disagree on your belief in the system's utility. Up thread you were touting your positive rep score. If the negative votes are meaningless why was that worth mentioning? Further, the negative votes are so arbitrary, it is my opinion that only two things result from them hurt feelings or that they are ignored.
  21. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Kalbear, I think we are in complete agreement regarding the facts of using this system but have diametrically opposed views as to the utility of that system as a result. A ding can be perceived as an attack. Hence, some hurt feelings and bruised egos. I sincerely believe it makes things less friendly. I've always enjoyed the quality of debate here. I think the reputation feature damages that debate as you can't respond to dings.
  22. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Mya, Okay, how do you know? How do you know why you've been dinged? It could be for any or no reason. Further, there is no way to respond, correct, or debate the person who's anonymously dinged you. It doesn't add anything.
  23. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Kalbear, And here I thought personal attacks and insults to boarders were things we weren't supposed to tolerate. Now it can be done with perfect anonymity, without the ability to respond to the attack, and without consequense to the attacker. Lovely.
  24. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Malt, The fact that some perceive this as "a bit of fun." Does not mean everyone is going to agree. The fact that the down rating is hurtful to some is a reason to eliminate it as I don't see anyone really saying the system adds anything to the board. In my opinion, your fun shouldn't come at someone else's expense.
  25. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Vote on the Reputation System

    Kalbear, No, I'm not saying I'm seriously hurt by the system. However, other's have been. See Chataya's reaction to be targeted for having the temerity to suggest the system be removed. The fact that you, and others, don't care about it's use suggests the system adds nothing but the ability to hurt some people's feelings. Therefore, why should the system remain?
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