You never know what you're going to get with those online flower orders. They used to be spot on, but not so much anymore.
Don't do this on Vday.
I have plenty of those at my disposal already.
Absolutely nothing. My recycling bin seems to like them, though.
I've always been outspoken on absurdity of Valentine's Day as a holiday (see Darron Lee's tweets on the subject for why), but I'll leave that out of here. Also, don't get me started on Groundhog Day.
My wife specifically told me not to get her flowers and make her breakfast this year (that was my go-to). So I ordered her a pair of herbal slippers that can be heated in the microwave, and she'll get the extra special treatment for the day of course. Still not thrilled about it, but we'll see how it goes.
I laughed. Although not sure if joke or not. Either way, I laughed.
I'm also interested. Not because I need ideas, though...
Hey man we're not fighting, are we? I happen to have some time today, but I still have upvote criteria, and I'll be damned if someone thinks their criteria is greater than mine. Again, that's my point.
No, Calgary, I don't agree, and that's my point. I don't know what their voting criteria is, and it really doesn't matter to me. Good for them for being active in the community. I'm not going to shun them for choosing not to click an up arrow.
I did address your topic numerous times: no, we shouldn't make another leaderboard. In fact, we should get rid of the one we have.
My argument with Calgary stemmed from my desire to point out his terrible analogy, and then you're right in that I probably just should have stopped there.
I appreciate that feedback. It does bother me that people take so much offense to the scholarship number game, so I was trying to make you see that there was zero speculation given in that particular thread. If fans weren't interested, you wouldn't see places like cleveland.com or 11W discussing it, both of which have posted an article on it. I think what you guys decided is totally fair (to monitor those type of threads closely), I just think the community should be given the chance to discuss it in a civil manner. Some of the comments I saw (like it's not productive and will lead to factless rumors) I just did not agree with, so I chose to respond where I could.
I'm sure I do have a bit of a reputation on here as I do tend to comment on things I disagree with because I'd like to share my opinion as well as receive further insight into why someone would feel otherwise. It's too pointless to me to post "This is awesome. Go Bucks!" on every thread as a lot of people do here.
Ah, it's Fromthe18. I see that now. Squirrel Master's ratio also isn't very good, but that's not too surprising based on past interactions I've had with him. I would consider these guys outliers and that the majority of the leaderboard is people who give out upvotes generously. Not that it really matters, though.
Does that person you and the OP mention even exist? I don't see anyone on the leaderboard like that. Please do provide names. It's not nice to talk behind people's backs.
That's called a discussion or a debate. Is it not okay to debate about things? If you choose not to participate, then great. That's your choice. I'm not "baiting" anyone. Baiting in my mind is intentional vagueness used to receive attention. Have I been being vague?
Edit: I can see how you see that as baiting after looking up the definition (deliberately annoy or taunt someone), as it is true that I was doing that. I felt it was deserved, though, after his comment. In regards to my question to you about the speculation thread, that is not baiting by any sense of the definition.
Calgary, you're assuming all things are equal. These are your two biggest assumptions:
- That everyone reads the same amount of comments
- That everyone has the same voting criteria
Not every post that I agree with gets my upvote. We all love Ohio State football here, I would be on here all day if I upvoted every post I agreed with. I don't have that kind of time. If I think it's witty and unique, I will upvote. If it's witty but I've heard it 1000 times, I'm not going to upvote it. Just because what's his name has given out a million upvotes isn't impressive to me. All that tells me is that you spend a lot of time giving upvotes.
Yeah sorry Buckeye, my post was more aimed at Calgary, who seems to think it's a tragedy that not everybody follows his personal upvoting criteria.
My point still stands, though, regarding voting criteria. Just because someone clicks more up arrows doesn't mean they should be put on some leaderboard, IMO. Leaderboards are a bad idea in general, I think, for a place like this. If anything, 11W should have a leaderboard for their tile game (I would not be on it).
Earle, you are indeed pretty wisdomous, which is why I didn't appreciate your initial childish response. You should know many people choose to read and discuss things they dislike. It's only natural for us strong C types. That's why I took your comment as an insult.
Perhaps rationality is a better word.
LOL Well clearly you just got taken aback by some #Logic
Not sure how I was baiting him? Personally I felt like his first response was an asshole comment, so I downvoted it and replied as such. From there, I was responding with my logic as to why I bother myself with commenting on the subject if it bothers me. His responses were merely him reiterating his own logic, which he clearly feels is superior. And that's fine, just felt the need to defend myself.
If upvotes are the kind of love you desire in life, or if they keep you up at night, or if they make you want to create a thread about them, then you might want to reevaluate your priorities.
Besides, everyone has their own criteria on what warrants their upvote. To expect everyone to abide by the same criteria is lunacy.
Except nobody's taking anything. People can't accept or decline HS. It's really not a big deal. I'm not in favor of adding anymore measuring sticks.
Life's too short to argue with people on the internet.
Yet here you are...
Again, dropping knowledge Earle. Can't wait for your next reply. You read about the things you like and you read about the things you dislike, it's human nature. It's the stuff in the middle that gets passed over.