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Discussion in 'Ask Questions about our site..' started by searcher, Jun 2, 2017.



  1. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Some one rated the R.T.M. ~ Frontrunning ~ 3rd Ed., Vol.22 ~ May 29th - April 2nd thread with 4 stars. Was curious who rated it. Was a bit shocked to find out it was me.

    I was under the impression a thread starter could not rate their own thread. And truth be told I haven't rated too many threads and I sure as shit wouldn't rate my own thread. Simply not kosher.

    Any way to find out how this happened and who is pretending to be me?
     
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  2. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I just checked a thread I started and the option to rate it was there. Check your other threads. Is there option to rate available? If so, is it possible you inadvertently did it yourself somehow?
     
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  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    I have the thread rating turned on, and it is probably set to also rate your own threads,

    Would have to go looking, but always left that on the honor system.

    Regardless, just as you can unlike a post after giving a like, you might be able to pull your rating.

    Don't know without getting further into it.

    As for someone else pretending, far as I know, that is not possible
     
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  4. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Nah. Wouldn't do that.
     
  5. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Tried it. Got down to 1 star and wouldn't go any lower. Put it back to where it was.
     
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    I would.
     
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    arminius Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    confusing? Nah, just incomprehensible...

    ya know, search, i am just amazed (and thankful) of your energy level. no one at gim is more prolific posting, and that takes time and energy. Normally, I'm suspicious of that secondary to time involved in posting with morons attempting to "indoctrinate" us. After much exposure, i believe you are a real human being with an interest in providing content, education and awareness. Which is excellent. This is just a thank you for all the time you utilize to help educate us. I certainly appreciate it.
     
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  9. Zed

    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    I think that is all you can do.
     
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    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I'm one of those oddballs that doesn't use a mouse, I use a thumbwheel. The buttons are really sensitive and I often find myself "clicking" on things I never intended to simply because my fingers rest on the unit or when I put my hand on the unit. I've ended up in weird places on the interwebz and have found bizarre options in software due to this.
     
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    went and checked at xenforo about removing a singular rating,

    not possible without some paid programming,

    it is either on or off,

    as stated, the only other option is to turn it off for members to rate their own threads if I remember right
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    This is what you tell the wife? It wasn't me it was my track balls! LOL
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    .... sounds like a wife, mostly off though.
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Search I feel the same way. I post from a small phone and accidentally rated a thread of mine late last night while scrolling down with my off thumb.

    Went to unrate it, realized i couldn't, felt awful.

    Just thought i would come clean before someone noticed and thought i was a tooting my own horn.
     
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    Why, yes! She has problems with my track balls too! Just too much to handle sometimes.
     
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  16. searcher

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    Who knows - maybe I rated it without realizing I did it? And like you I don't want any one thinking I was tooting my own horn.

    One thing fwiw - If I rate a thread it's 5 stars or nothing. Will not low rate anyone's thread. Simply not how I roll.
     
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    Any 5 star threads of mine are not horn tooting either.
     
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