Originally Posted by James81
Are you kidding? The membership here has by and large ultimately rejected any form of negative rep. People flip out when they get a negative rep, even if the neg rep was "deserved." I do not agree that this membership base is mature enough to handle neg rep. This membership base can't even handle curse words yet. In fact, they can't even handle the astericks that star out curse words. We've got a long way before we are mature enough to handle something like negative feedback.
I've only seen one or maybe two people flip out when they get negative rep. I'm not going to judge the whole community by the reactions of a few. In fact, I think seeing so few people flip out over it is a good sign. And when I say that we're mature enough to handle it, I mean giving as well as receiving -- again, I haven't seen many people go leaving negative rep willy-nilly, just to do it.
The hearts instead of asterisks is just a joke.
It's not because people "couldn't handle the asterisks." It's just cute.