Discussion in 'Forum Related Discussions' started by Pretender, Jun 8, 2003.
Tried to smite myself and there's no button........who's got the button?
We've burried it. (too) many registered users have been abusing the smite feature in our opinion. Apart from that, we've come to the conclusion "awards" is a much more positive incentive to post. "Punishment" (smites) are often undeserved, and are witholding members from posting as well.
Thus: smites are ditched. From now on, we just applaud good posts - you've just deserved one .
A very good move in my opinion...........
I must admit I've never quite understood how some people took it so seriously when they got a "smite" but I also think this is a wise decision. I only used the smite 3-5 times before and always on someone who started with personal attacks, etc on the board... But I saw them flying around here and there with much less reason as well.
Maybe we could give Jack in the Box Tacos instead of smites.
I didn't even know there WAS a smite...
... and NOW its gone!
Dan, Have an applaud, it'll make you feel better
I totally agree with Paul. The smite button could even affect to ones opinions when asked personal ones. Now on it is better to say out loud if you disagree - hiding behind "smite button" did not give a smart picture of members, and further more if someone kept getting smites rapidly, it had nothing to do with internet security and privacy.
( Did it affect to my opinions too ? no, I don´t think so, I was more like amused )
About time the change was made. Served no good purpose. I saw something yesterday I think it was (perhaps later edited out since I didn't see it later) that made clear what some people were doing with the smites for childish reasons IMO. Although I believe that the person who complained of it was guilty of doing the exact same thing to others.