November 9th, 2001 05:20 AM
You're not the only one that gets stupid AntiPoints. I get them too. In fact, I've been on the butt end of the system since day 1. I'm sure that most of the members get them. It's really not worth leaving over. I know what you mean with the lack of a sense of humor. I have seen that too, and it's unfair that a few excessively sensitive people should ruin these forums for the rest of us. If you don't like the joke, tough. That's not what AntiPoints are for. Learn to deal with it like a real person instead of trying to get everybody else to cater to you. That's a very selfish thing to do.
You will never please everyone with your posts. Believe me, I have tried before. You can be good and be nothing less than helpful, but it seems a lot of the people here expect you to jump through hoops for them. It's not worth it. You will always get negative points from somebody for lame reasons, or no reason at all. Some people have extremely thin skin, and feel that they need to flame and give negative AntiPoints to everybody they disagree with. Others think it's funny to just go around giving them out at random. It's a fact that we're all going to have to live with. So just let the jackass users give out their BS AntiPoints, and let everyone else judge you by who you really are, not how much the abusive users target you. It's not a battle worth fighting. I have almost completely quit giving out AntiPoints altogether because of the futility of it all. I don't judge people by their AntiPoint status, and I don't think many people do anymore. If you don't like that idea, you can always ask Terr to spread the wealth.
As for the people who post stupid things, just think of them as the jesters of the site. They're there for everyone's entertainment, and that's all (Yes, I'm joking). Seriously though, you should just correct them, and leave it at that. It's not worth letting it get under your skin. Most of them will eventually get bored of it, get flamed out of the forums, or have their accounts deleted. Just let their membership run its [short] course, and don't let it bother you.