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Should you lose Lurve for being an A**hole?

Asked by windex (2932points) September 14th, 2008

Should you lose Lurve for making a negative/rude comment? or if you don’t contribute to the post/question, or is everyone happy with flagging?

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tinyfaery's avatar

Who gets to decide what constitutes being an asshole?

delirium's avatar

Lmao, i’d be screwed then. As would JP, as far as I know.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

I don’t think so, but this may be because I’m generally a pessimist and think that the option would be abused far too often by people who find some of the answers they get (though not necessarily falling under the category of rude) not too their liking.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I got a good bit of my lurve by being an asshole thank you very much.

and since JP hasnt posted here yet


gailcalled's avatar

Uber; remember that after three times, according to Aristotle and Molière,it’s no longer funny.

@Delirium; welcome back. Several newcomers have raised the bar. You two now sound like The Innocents Abroad.

I suspect that rather than codifying answers that may pop your cork, one loses respect for certain Flutherers.

Comedian's avatar

Right with ya Delirium lol

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ve lost enough in my life being an a**hole. Don’t take my lurve away too. It’s all I have left. I was saving it up to buy a trip to Rome.

jrpowell's avatar

This plan could cause some problems for myself.

gailcalled's avatar

JP; No longer. You are now among The Chosen. (How are you feeling?)

jrpowell's avatar

@gail :: much better. thanks for asking.

marinelife's avatar

No, no, no. Lurve by itself is distracting enough. negative lurve would really cause flame wars.

sands's avatar

I think that there should be something in place so that we don’t have to put up with people we don’t like answering our questions. There should be some type of penalty for people who answer disrespectfully or inappropriately in some way. I would also like to see a blocking system in place-which exists on some other sites. That way we have the option to prevent unwanted people from answering our questions.

gailcalled's avatar

The “Flag as…” system works very effectively. Our heroic and astute mods are unpaid and overworked as it is.

marinelife's avatar

@sands There is something you can do. If the answer is really inappropriate, you can flag it to the mods.

On the other hand, I do not believe that in general the questioner should get to control the range of responses to the question. You put your question out to the collective and you basically take what comes back.

gailcalled's avatar

@Marina, my very own doppleganger.

marinelife's avatar

@gc Sorry, did not see that. Still, I second you.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@sands, blocking users invariably causes a flame war.

Sure, you can block the user, but that user can write a Q and tell everyone what he/she thinks of your sorry behind…I’ve seen it b4—to childish.

Flag ‘em or forget ‘em!

my motto for Fluther

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