Using the reputation button to attack another poster is for pussies, in much the same way as using the ignore button to ignore people one does not like is for pussies.
Why is this particularly true of the reputation button? Well, it's easy: because the identity of the OP that authored the reputation is not revealed to the recipient. How utterly pussy can you get?
Today, I received this one (the red one, at the top of the list). It is both utterly pathetic and whether one decides to view it either in or out of context, is completely irrational and sadly, entirely typical of the person who posted it.
I don't give a shit about anonymously delivered "reputations". My own opinion of myself is good enough for me. That's not the point. I have had to tolerate a good deal of sniping in the past few weeks that as a mod I have to restrain myself in responding to too bluntly, and my shoulders are broad enough to handle it. Right now, I am more embarrassed on behalf of the OP
Please, take a good look at this sorry piece of internet shit, and then ask yourself if it is possible to get more pussyfied:
I don't mind anyone taking issue with any position I might take. Have at it, if you think you have a case. Just do it like a man. Don't hide behind this kind of shit. Doing so makes you look far worse than me.
If anyone has an issue with me, or with another member, or with another mod, then start a dome thread and fight like a man, or shut the fuck up. If you can't or won't fight your corner, then hit the alert button. This is not much to ask.
This is not a mod message. This is my viewpoint. I am HampshireBrit and I approve this message.