GOAT wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:51 pm
RZS10 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:37 pm
if the well earned negative rep
Just noticed your chosen wording in this post.
In my case, someone used up all their downvotes for that day on me- I received several downvotes in consecutive minutes, with similar comical explanations; clearly someone was trying to make a point…
I hadn't checked your ratings when i posted that, it was just a broad phrasing in the explanation as i do believe that the negative ratings on average are usually fair, i have that much faith in a vast majority of longtime users here, same as i believe that mods would not delete a post without reason.
I'm not sure whether this is the right place to disect your ratings but the only incorrect negative one i see is "wtf are these upvotes" but not because it's wrong (it isn't, see below*) but because users aren't supposed to offset ratings they disagree with, i can't see one of the posts but as mentioned already i'm sure the mods had every reason to delete it.
In general the reasoning for the ratings is supposed to give the users a chance to see why they received it, to allow for some introspection - or as turbo1 wrote in a PM and surely doesn't mind me quoting him:
The rating system is not meant as a like/dislike button [*see above]. Offsetting objectively correct negative ratings with positive rating[s] is obviously not allowed. Feedback [of motivation for negative ratings] has to be constructive and has to help the member avoid objectively wrongful posts in the future.
I don't know if dismissing all those ratings as comical or "ganging up" (which nzjrs pointed out surely isn't the case) is the correct attitude, but that's just my personal opinion.
You can always write a PM to the mods if you sincerely believe that any ratings you received were unfair, just as you could start a seperate thread politely asking if they could potentially add the word "Positive [...] " to the sentence on the overview page to better reflect what it shows if you truly believe that it is necessary - it will bring you further than hijacking a thread about missing notifications for your complaints.