Re: Forum Pet Peeves
Having had another think about it, I've come to the conclusion that there may be some confusion between reputation level (green dots) and the thanks:thanked ratio. Yes, the two are related, but high reputation levels do not
irk or annoy me and have never
done so. Apologies, if I did not make that clear to those who thought otherwise.
reason I bought up the reputation levels was due to their visibility and the statements that it wasn't a popularity contest. However, I've since discovered that each user can turn off the visibility of their reputation levels (green dots and who thanked them recently as well as number of reputation points in their profile). So, to me, the issue of visibility is now a non-issue. Besides, I've never had any strong feelings about whether or not it is a popularity contest.
To reiterate my first post in this thread, I agreed with a previous poster/posters that one of my pet peeves was that some users have a disproportionate thanks:thanked ratio. However, as far as I'm concerned, MAC_Whore has addressed this in her last post.
Finally, I'd just like to point out that pet peeves are just that, IMHO. They're just little things
that cause us minor
annoyance. Some pet peeves may seem illogical to some people and therefore not everyone is going to agree about them.
For example, someone might be irked when their colleagues don't wish them, "Good morning," when they arrive for work. Others might just shrug it off and just assume that perhaps their colleagues are having a bad day. There's probably no company rule that states that everyone must say, "Good morning," but it doesn't mean that it doesn't annoy someone when someone else doesn't do it. It might wind up that person for the rest of the day and they can't shake it off, or it might cross their mind for a split second and then it's gone again. Some people might even hold onto it for a bit longer and it interferes with how they interact with their colleagues. The possibilities are endless!
Personally, I'm glad that this thread is about 'forum pet peeves
' rather than 'forum pet hates
'. The latter would probably open up an even larger can of worms, IMHO.