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I am blessed with some truly great friends. This one came from some that I have not spoken to in a couple of years. Apparently, he follows everything that I write that he can find published.  I knew he had purchased my books, but had no idea he followed my other writings.

“Have people become so defensive that they simply cannot handle being told that someone disagrees with their premise?”

I needed more clarification. So I asked.

Here were his thoughts. “Well, I see you write on a site where there is and up vote and a down vote. I can see that it is useful in the ranked posts, the other times it just lets the writer know if you liked their work or not. It doesn’t affect their pay, status, or anything. Since many seem to take it so personally it seems like the site would have two options. Like a good parent they would either say grow up and deal with it, or remove it from the site.  I see it is not based in the United States, but has rules that many people don’t follow or understand.

My reply, “I don’t have a great answer for that one.”

Why don’t you just stop?

  • Do you think it is time to stop?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. I know the first time I downvoted a post the young man I downvoted, came back and did 10 of mine. I didn’t care, But I do understand the question.

    If no one really uses it for fear of reaction, why not remove the option.

    • That’s very true. I think a block would be a very useful tool. Until I see something from the site I will just continue to do what they told me to do, even though I will have survive a number of firestorms that are totally unnecessary. Maybe I should just invisible.

      • Yes, that is what I asked from the admin when you were sending me those messages for no needed reason that disturbed me a lot but unfortunately was told there is no such option and the only way is to ignore…
        Unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard to ignore (annoying things)… 😐

        I agree some things are not necessary (as those messages weren’t) but I don’t like people saying some things which they’re first to not respect themselves… But whatever….. Don’t like conflicts nor to be disturbed by them too (and I am)…

        • I don’t understand people who are bugging you to help them, you do that no matter how hard it is for you, and then they come and complain on your comments (“instead reporting you” as you said) when you actually wanted to reward them… I wonder which nice and fine person does that to a person who tried to help and reward her….. – I will tell you…: the person who says not to judge her for not knowing her heart but actually doing that to others.

  2. I don’t know what actually happened but if he talks about you not being able to accept his downvotes or something like that… – I have to say I never downvote, except if angry but I remove the downvote soon after, but I see you downvote so not sure why you mind his downvote then… :/ (sorry if I’m wrong…)

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