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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I don't want the basement at all, but a "thanks" button would be stupid there.
    Agreed.

    If we put in a button, it should be "This person spends too much time in the basement" button

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    "Mad props."

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    How about "FDA Approved Smack".
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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    Because it is the dungeon.

    The idea is that threads are sent there because they are out of line. Adding a thanks button can be rewarding or endorsing trolling etc....

    But you are right, some very worthy smack happens down there. lol
    That was your original intent, yes, but the Basement has grown to the point where flushing threads is a secondary purpose at best.

    There are many threads now which are only in the Basement due to their adult content, not because a civil thread went south.

    At least 2 of the Basement's sub forums are more like brawl rooms in a Tavern.....
    Last edited by Jerry; 07-01-09 at 11:43 AM.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    As many times as I have wanted to thank someone in the basement, I don't think it's feasible. The basement is what the basement is, a place to smack the hell out of someone without garnering infraction points. The Thanks button serves a purpose, but upstairs.

    In addition to my own opinion on the matter, I don't think it's even possible from a software standpoint. Vauge might have researched this further (or not), but I don't believe vB will even allow you to run two separate "Thanks" systems at the same time. I can see errors popping up all over the place.
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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    As many times as I have wanted to thank someone in the basement, I don't think it's feasible. The basement is what the basement is, a place to smack the hell out of someone without garnering infraction points. The Thanks button serves a purpose, but upstairs.

    In addition to my own opinion on the matter, I don't think it's even possible from a software standpoint. Vauge might have researched this further (or not), but I don't believe vB will even allow you to run two separate "Thanks" systems at the same time. I can see errors popping up all over the place.
    It's just another counter, isn't it? What's to error?

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    BURN button, as in the burns on that 70's show, comes in first, second, and third degree burns...
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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Smacked - for when someone gets the shitsmacked out of them. Than you have a thanked to smacked ratio

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    I think a "You Suck" button is the slickest.

    The Following 14 Users Say You Suck

    Jerry, jamesrage, Redress, Lerxist, Harry Guerilla, Captain Courtesy, Jallman...
    That would be cool.

    Or we could go with, "The Following 14 Users Would Say You Suck, But Then You'd Be Good For Something:"
    Last edited by Goshin; 07-09-09 at 05:22 PM.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Many of us have been asking for something like this since we first noticed that the regular "thanks" option was unavailable in the Basement shortly after it's introduction to DP.

    We understand that a distinction needs to be made between supporting well thought out and civil debate and entertaining smack, so what is proposed here is a separate "thanks" system which will only be enabled in the basement.

    I invite you to express your support or objection to this idea, or introduce an alternative.
    Personally I think a "Thumbs Down" "No Thanks" button should be enacted for posts upstairs.

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