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whos the hater? Answered

it seems every instructable i go onto now has like 1 person liking it and the rating is still zero from this i have learned that someone is probly hating all the instructables on another account other than thier main file and gives every instructable a negitave rating exepct thier own. now who do you think would do something like that?

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gmoon

11 years ago

Interesting....same behavior--

After adding this to my favorites:
https://www.instructables.com/id/EPSCTD3F1SWPKE3/

The rating went from zero to...zero. Minus sign disappears from 'rating' line, but no change in rating. Checked an hour later (with refresh), no change.

Yet, I appear as an entry in 'they like it,' so it's not a database update lag...

(firefox V 2.0.0.3)

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gmoongmoon

Reply 11 years ago

Well, now rating IS one. Maybe there is a database lag...strange that the script would recognize a database change in one part of the page, but not another...

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ich bin ein pyrogmoon

Reply 11 years ago

maybe the person onlynegitavly rates instructables that might have a chance at the laser cutting contest idk he must be pretty smart

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gmoonich bin ein pyro

Reply 11 years ago

You might be right. The Eggcellent Night Light! instructable, a nice little project:
( https://www.instructables.com/id/EOSNXVIF1U9XQVC/ )
has 6 'they like it's, but only a "2" rating. It's not a perfect project, but certainly not worth downgrading (vegan chicken embryo haters?).

If the contest really has a bearing on this, well...that's pathetic. And futile--someone will post a really killer project, and the rating high will remain high...

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westfw

11 years ago

I don't give many things a PLUS rating, but I'll hardly ever give an instructable a negative rating. There do seem to be a lot of people willing to give the negative rating; looks like this is partially because being politically incorrect will get you dinged even for otherwise good instructables. (Look at the Mouse Mouse: 250k+ views, several thousand people who liked it, and an overall rating of "17"...)

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Punkguytawestfw

Reply 11 years ago

Very good point. The whole world can be a giant slobbering hypocrit at times. So many posts on that instructable about how cruel and mean it is to do that to an animal, which infact exists in numbers higher than the human species which was thought to be dominant. Yet, I asked each one of them, *clears throat* "...Then why the F*** are you looking at the instructable dear child?!?".

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gmoonPunkguyta

Reply 11 years ago

Given human nature, a 'minus' (neg rating) is probably irresistible to some....You get the bad with the good. I'd love it if they added a 'They Hate It' box, so down-raters would be listed, too. It's not an 'anonymous' voting process anyway, if you list 'yeas.'

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gmoon

11 years ago

Might there be bugs involved here? On more than one occasion I've hit the ol' plus sign, and the rating didn't change. The 'minus' disappears, but no other changes... I don't really believe someone else hit the '-' at precisely the same time. No as it's happened more than once...

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ich bin ein pyrogmoon

Reply 11 years ago

well you have to refresh the page before you see the addition

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gmoonich bin ein pyro

Reply 11 years ago

Hunh. It doesn't seem to change, even if I recheck (by re-clicking the instructable link) later...Since the content is database-driven, I would think that would be enough to trigger a refresh.

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trebuchet03

11 years ago

I used to give a + to everything I even mildly liked :D Now, it needs to wow me (things like 50-100+ hours of work) -- or be very useful to me. Although, occasionally something very simplistic gets the same attention :p That to keep my favorites uncluttered for super fast lookup later... Perhaps if there were a rating system independent of "favorites" :D

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ich bin ein pyrotrebuchet03

Reply 11 years ago

i usally only rate something if i really like it from the start or if i find myself going back to the page 4-5 times

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Mace42

11 years ago

ppl are just too lazy to rate things. Just because they like it doesn't me they will rate it. God forbid someone takes 2 seconds away from their time to click a frigging plus sign. jeeze.

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lemonie

11 years ago

'in their right mind' is worth thinking about. You don't need a 'right mind' to access and use the internet... L

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ich bin ein pyro

Reply 11 years ago

but if everyone likes it why does it have a negitave rating?

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Weissensteinburg

11 years ago

A lot of people say they like an instructable and don't rate it.

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ich bin ein pyro

11 years ago

how do you know that? instructables like the sploosh thats good but someone hates that and the ice bulb too