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Initial post: May 10, 2014, 8:44:23 PM PDT
I think there is some problem with Amazon's Forums. I got someone who keeps making all my replies "unhelpful" about 20 times, hiding my posts permanently. I've come to the point where I have to enter a freaking verification code to make a post, which wasn't required before, because of all the blots, but my other account doesn't!

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014, 8:59:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2014, 9:00:11 PM PDT
Oh, Brandon honey! Don't take it personally. For some bizarre reason, downvoting is a hobby for several sad, sorry little people. We call them DVFs: Down Vote Fairies. It's really sort of an inverted compliment. The more you post, the more you control them. Because they can't NOT do it. They CAN'T resist. Watch:

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014, 10:15:39 PM PDT
Artist says:
Each person can only downvote a post one time (it looks like you can do it again, but it doesn't get counted), so you've got more than one person who is downvoting you. I suggest you look at what you're doing to cause so many people to dislike your posts.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014, 10:28:02 PM PDT
Loz says:
Or one person can do it with multiple accounts. I know of one poster on here that has admitted to doing that...

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014, 10:52:54 PM PDT
Artist says:
Seems like a lot of work, but some people are nuts enough to do it.

Posted on May 11, 2014, 12:01:54 AM PDT
Ignore it. You'll be a much happier person.

Posted on May 11, 2014, 1:47:41 AM PDT
Well, when it gets to the point that being down voted so much causes you to have to enter a verification code just to post anything in the forum then I call that harassment. Brandon, if you're really having to enter a verification code to even participate in these open forums all because of excessive down voting, then I would recommend you put in a call to Amazon CS and have them investigate the members who are excessively down voting your posts. It's one thing to get over down voted, but to have the over down voting interfere with your being able to freely participate in the forums is just wrong, unless you've truly done something wrong, and in that case, Amazon should deal with you personally. Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 2:14:17 AM PDT
I don't believe being downvoted has anything to do with the verification code request. I think that's more related to the frequency of the posts. I know I get it sometimes when I've made a lot of posts in a relatively short time.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 2:42:51 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I agree. I get down voted all the time and I have only had to use a verification code a couple of times.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 3:41:01 AM PDT
Loz says:
Completely agree.

Posted on May 11, 2014, 8:48:24 AM PDT
Okay, thanks for the input. Bryan, your post was most helpful, I dont know why people downvoted you as badly as they downvoted me... you explained a lot, especially about my situation

Bruce, you also helped. I thought it didn't too, but I called Amazon, and one associate explained to me that it actually does, while another associate explained it doesn't, so I'm at a loss here on the truth of this matter.

Thanks to all people who participated, and I hope to hear again from you in the future!

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 9:54:43 AM PDT
ScottBooks says:
Why would I care if they dislike my posts?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 11:55:13 AM PDT
Because then no one can see your post if you get so many.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 12:08:17 PM PDT
Yes they can. The post may be hidden but anyone can click See post.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 12:09:00 PM PDT
Anyone who wants to read it, can unhide it.

Consider it a weird form of flattery. It's like having Groupies. They think they are disliking you, when in reality, the attention and time they are giving you tells another story.

Posted on May 11, 2014, 12:11:04 PM PDT
They also get really mad when you point that out.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 12:11:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2014, 12:11:23 PM PDT
Should we start calling them dvgs - down vote groupies?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 12:16:08 PM PDT
I'm convinced someone has written a script to automatically DV certain posters.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 12:18:04 PM PDT
But honestly, does it matter? If it really matters that much to you that What You Post not be"hidden", ask yourself why. Why do you feel that what you type on a forum thread NEEDS to be seen by others?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 12:19:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2014, 12:20:25 PM PDT
Sure. It is more accurate than Down Vote Faeries. That sounds childish.

Groupies sounds more adult back roomish, lurking around stage doors, hoping for a glimpse. Then the rubbing of the palms when a post is spotted, just before lowering ever closer to the NO button with the pointer, and gleefully clicking the mouse button!

They are going away anyway...the NO buttons.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 1:54:58 PM PDT
That's the best news that I've heard in a long time, Meya. When are the "no" buttons going away? IMHO it should have happened years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 3:32:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2014, 3:35:23 PM PDT
Good gracious! Really? Wow. That is going to jerk a knot in the tail of a few kitties we know.

ETA: Although does that mean they'll be manicly hitting the report button?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 3:50:36 PM PDT
Artist says:
My response was to Brandon, and he obviously cared because he posted about it. Personally, I don't care if people downvote my posts, either. It gives them a little thrill in their obviously sorry lives.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 3:51:36 PM PDT
Artist says:
I've always used a different word for the "F."

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 4:02:01 PM PDT
HAHahahah! Case in point. What WILL they do with themselves?!?
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