lol who thumbs down a recruiting post in a clan forum. I mean really. What kind of person is on a chess site (chess player), in a clan forum (interested in the clan feature) , reads a thread that simple says - this clan is recruiting new players, and thinks yeah - that's no good - I need to anonymously tell everyone here that I don't like that post.
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I love this chess site and this is one of the reasons why. Every day I get a chance to smile.
Your post is spot on. I know one person that I did not use to get along with, and now I consider him a friend but I don't bother him to often as he is really busy. He has a stalker. If he invented a cure to Cancer he would get a thumbs down. So some do it for no reason other then there is something wrong with them.
The other possible reason to your question is that it is possible the two people do not like the person who posted for their own personal reasons, and the way they express it is by doing a thumbs down. Not the way it was intended to be used.
I'll do a thumbs up but I don't use the thumbs down. And in the last seven or eight years, I did one alert. But I am also hardly ever in the forum at all. The longer you stay out, the more you most likely will keep smiling. lol 🙂
I know another person in here that no matter what he posts he gets a thumbs down, this is in addition to the other person I spoke of. I also have my own personal stalker. I know who it is but I won't say it without proof.