No neg-rep on first post

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No neg-rep on first post

Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

I haven't seen the negative-rep button on first posts for quite a while. Is this deliberate?

I suppose it is fair to allow new-comers to get through their first post, but some times they are just so poor :sadlike:

I'm using Google Chrome.

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Re: No neg-rep on first post

Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

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Is this deliberate?


Yes. It prevents the piling on of negative rep for things like missing code tags, etc.

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Re: No neg-rep on first post

Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

View Postjimblumberg, on 10 May 2013 - 10:45 PM, said:

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Is this deliberate?


Yes. It prevents the piling on of negative rep for things like missing code tags, etc.

Jim

Yes, this would happen all the time he, he.
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Re: No neg-rep on first post

Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

Pretty much, if the post deserves to be massively downvoted, then the post probably deserves to be closed. Thus, no real need for a downvote on the OP. Similarly, the upvote is intended to be used a little differently than on responding posts. This is to encourage thoughtful discussions and well-formed questions.
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Re: No neg-rep on first post

Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

You can kind of think of the "Report" button as the negative rep button on the OP.
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