ANSWERS: 28
  • I do that quite often, but not always. If I feel the question/answer was fair and it was wrongly rated down I will rate it back up. If the question asks for an opinion and someone’s answer has been rated down, I will go through and rate the -ves back up. Occasionally I leave a message like: "The Anti-Troll Club strikes again!" Eg: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/117780/274514
  • I rate them back up if I think the question is worthy of being done so.
  • I think it's OK. I do it when I can see a question has been rated down because someone thought it odd/offensive, but it seems an honest question to me (like whether or not corn is digested - didn't need to be downrated - so i rated it back up)
  • Usually if I agree w/ the poster and everyone else is giving that person a hard time then I will give them a point.
  • Only if the question merits it. If I don't think it does then I might just add to the minus as well. Why would anyone want to either reward something like that or encourage something that doesn't deserve it? Would you elect a public official, just because he/she at one time was a criminal, for example? The context is extreme, but the idea is the same. Edit: I'm updating this answer to reflect the " I never give negatives" attitude that for some reason, a few AB'ers have taken it upon themselves to promote a positive arena. They came from Yahoo is my guess. Ya know...the place where if you didn't agree with a question you couldn't do much about it? The same place where their pals couldn't definitively place an answer above all else, even if it's factually correct? Wellll...welcome to AB where if you win the popularity contest, award points like candy...you too can be a winner and a loser . You win the points game but lose the credibility game. Newsflash. The "game" here has always sorta leaned on the credibility side. Not popularity. That may be why there are a few AB'ers that are credible and are ducking this points war. Who could blame them? Who really needs the hassle? Ask..get an answer and a clique goes after one or the other. Did all of the $hits from Y/A come here? Y/A seems to be a helluva lot calmer without the BS in the last year or so. The only conclusion I can draw.
  • yes its polite to do.
  • regardless if it has a minus i still think you should rate it as helpful if you find it that way /_/
  • Rate a question as helpful if it is helpful. Most people will give honest ratings. While rating incorrectly on-purpose to correct things has some merits, if everyone started doing that, it could potentially cause problems. So let's all honestly rate posts, to keep answerbag the best site that it can be.
  • Certainly, if the answer is valid, one should rate it helpful. Likewise, if an answer has no merit or is misleading, I'll click the other button. That's what the buttons are for.
  • it's your opinion. it doesn't have to be the same as everyone else's.
  • Only, if that question deserves it.
  • yes...this is a forum for opinions and if it is your opinion that a question was rated down wrongly, it is perfectly okay to rate it back up.
  • You should rate a questions and answers according to your values and morals and opinions and moods. Just like the rest of us. Regardless of what anyone else has rated anything before you. ABer's are asking for YOUR opinion, not how well you follow the herd.
  • If it has got a massive minus score than definitely.
  • yeah i think, i do it
  • No what if it is a stupid question...sometimes its good though
  • I hope so I know I do, especailly when I feel someone is asking a very good question I don't feel they need to be downrated for.
  • I act the same as when I see downrated answers. Whenever I see something that has negative points I always look at it and think "Does this really deserve it?" I usually give them points anyway. I feel bad when a person's question or answer is downrated. Most of the downratings stem from opinions and personal beliefs anyway.
  • See what i dont understand is when someone asks "what is this pill, it has an A on it" or something to that nature. Everyone rates them a negative score...why??? i mean they are just trying to figure out what a pill is...i mean honestly, if you found a pill that you have no clue what it is? come on people
  • If the question is good to you then you should reward it and if not ignore it and if really bad then it deserves a minus rating. On the flipside if an answer is not relevant to the question, I believe that it merits a minus rating since it is irrelevant to the question being asked.
  • I do it quite often if it's a question seeking an opinion. If somebody wants an opinion they should listen to all responses.
  • You should rate things of how they feel, not if you want to be nice even if you know that person. If you can't, don't.
  • I do that all the time.
  • I do. Not just because it's been DR'd. But because it's a perfectly ok question that's been DR'd. So I plus it if I run into it. Good question to bring up here. :)
  • Yes, provided you think it is actually a helpful question. I have seen some questions heavily downrated for no apparent reason and suspect the downrates have been due to some personal vendetta against the one who asked the question. 99% of the time I uprate questions, and most of the time, the answers too. It's only when I think a question is offensive or an answer the same that I would downrate.
  • Yes...you can use the points to rate any question you like for any reason.
  • It's individuals decision!Someone may find one thing bad,but someone may find it good!
  • They're your points. Do with them as you please.

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