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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 08:33:54 PM »
Thats the disgusting thing, people who abuse the system just for kicks, or find someone they decided to pick on, and smite them repeatedly.
If you have a system that's prone to abuse, ditch it.

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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 08:33:54 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2012, 08:36:52 PM »
That video busted my gut!  ;D.  Thanks for sharing.  No smites from me, all applauds

Interesting subject, several weeks ago when there was a poll for keeping karma, I voted to keep it.  Today I'd say pull it unless maybe you could see what post you got  neg or pos karma for.

I have a few smites and honestly I couldn't tell you why.   Read my posts.   I think my posts are either helpful, valid questions, or non controversial remarks.  Just remember, CR has a huge following, lots of folks, opinions, and personalities.

I'm convinced if you list your opinion and it differs from someone else, you will eventually get smitten.    Pretty sure I got dinged for listing "No flip-out screen" on my 7D II wish list.  Not losing any sleep over it ;)


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Re: Social experimant: I do not have enough smites soooo...
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2012, 08:37:27 PM »
Thats the disgusting thing, people who abuse the system just for kicks
I think people will have a hard time abusing the system because nobody seems to understands it - count me in. What does "smite" mean anyway? If it's the opposite reaction of "applaud" (which seems to be used like "agree"), than of course people who voice opinions will provoke "disagree" aka "smite".

Imho, there only should be a positive "good, informative post" rating - in combination with the post count, that would say everything that's needed.

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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2012, 08:57:30 PM »
I applauded you!  I loved the video  ;D

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2012, 09:02:20 PM »
That video busted my gut!  ;D.  Thanks for sharing.  No smites from me, all applauds

Interesting subject, several weeks ago when there was a poll for keeping karma, I voted to keep it.  Today I'd say pull it unless maybe you could see what post you got  neg or pos karma for.

I have a few smites and honestly I couldn't tell you why.   Read my posts.   I think my posts are either helpful, valid questions, or non controversial remarks.  Just remember, CR has a huge following, lots of folks, opinions, and personalities.

I'm convinced if you list your opinion and it differs from someone else, you will eventually get smitten.    Pretty sure I got dinged for listing "No flip-out screen" on my 7D II wish list.  Not losing any sleep over it ;)


Quoting my own post, 2 new smites in just minutes since I posted this.  I rest my case.

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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2012, 09:04:09 PM »
If you want to avoid smites, do not say anything other than "the 7D is the greatest camera ever made and nothing can surpass it". I gotta go. I think the 7D Gestapo are on to me......

Oh boy, not the 7D Gestapo! Unless you wanted to get smited into oblivion, don't you dare even hinting that there might be some advantages in IQ of a full-frame sensor over a crop. Although there might be some truth to this, the Gestapo have informed me that it's a myth, and people that spend 3 times are much for a full-frame body are talentless imbeciles who need to learn how to shoot. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2012, 09:25:09 PM »
Oh boy, not the 7D Gestapo!
I'm sorry. Did someone say Full Frame KGB?

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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2012, 09:38:19 PM »
You can get smites for being a jerk, but also just for having a different opinion and polite about it.  It is the nature of the world.  The key is vengeance, I mean feeling good about yourself no matter what.

Love that one hitler sketch.  it's the first one of those I saw.

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2012, 09:56:57 PM »
Someone smites me all the time regardless of whether I comment or not

lol. I swear that someone logs on everyday just to smite you.

If you want to avoid smites, do not say anything other than "the 7D is the greatest camera ever made and nothing can surpass it". I gotta go. I think the 7D Gestapo are on to me......

Conversely, posting anything pro-7D will also get one smitten...
What is truth?

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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2012, 10:03:27 PM »
Conversely, posting anything pro-7D will also get one smitten...
Actually, I think posting anything pro or against is rightly bound to be smitten when not giving any reasons for it and having the other posters existing gear, budget, shooting habits etc. in mind. It's great that everybody loves their gear, but if giving an advice it shouldn't be guided by this circumstance alone... asking for "what's the best lens" is just as pointless as a reply "get the xyzD body, you'll love it".

Apart from that, the current Karma system is broken and not helpful, because it does not offer constructive criticism.

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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2012, 10:06:42 PM »
I've been racking up the smites lately.  This week I said that I like my Sigma lens (which I do) and that my Canon 17-55 has focusing issues (which it does).  Maybe I just just reply to every body thread:"buy the 5D3, you won't regret it!" and every lens thread:"buy an L lens.  You simply can't go wrong"

Okay my irony there will get me a few more smites.  Go ahead I don't care.

Like OOQ eloquently says: "like mosquitos in the forest at night"
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4183.msg86209;topicseen#new

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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2012, 10:10:18 PM »
The only time I would support smiting is when a comment is extremely rude or aggressively attacking someone personally.  I've been smited when I thought I was being helpful etc. but when I thought about I understood that I essentially disagreed with or challenged someone and people don't like that... oh and sometimes I was being sarcastic.  Other times I think I've been smited for stating that a larger photosite gives rise to higher SNR and DR for a given read-noise and that's an undeniable fact supported by the laws of physics.... oops there I go again  :P

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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2012, 10:14:37 PM »
Someone smites me all the time regardless of whether I comment or not

Sorry Brian, every time my 5D2 hunts for focus I remember that you said yours works great so I should just learn to use my gear better and have to log on and smite you some more.  (I'm kidding, I only every gave you applauds for that photo of you with the two big flashes mounted behind your head).   Honest, I'm joking don't smite me.

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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2012, 10:17:20 PM »
Oh boy, not the 7D Gestapo!
I'm sorry. Did someone say Full Frame KGB?

Please. While the full-frame KGB are worthy adversaries, they're still no match for the most formidable task force on earth, the 7D Gustapo. I heard that the 7D Gustapo is actually a top secret sect of Seal Team 6, and are the ones that really shot bin Laden  :D

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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2012, 10:20:54 PM »
Other times I think I've been smited for stating that a larger photosite gives rise to higher SNR and DR for a given read-noise and that's an undeniable fact supported by the laws of physics.... oops there I go again  :P
OMG how can you say such an awful thing?  Blasphemy!  ;D

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