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Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

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Vent

I have bit my tongue before on this when it has happened, but it really pisses me off that some people (or just one person) feel the need to negatively star some peoples posts on here.  For example, Maria posted twice in the past 24 hrs and someone has given BOTH of them a low amount of stars.  To the person who is doing it, what was the point?  Does it make you feel better about yourself?  It's really pathetic.  Way to be a passive aggressive a-hole.

To all of you other girls who are here to support each other and share great news and fun/interesting things, thank you for being you! 

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  • I've missed you, lady.  Where you been?

    And I did notice that.  It seems really weird and passive aggressive, but I hardly pay any attention to those stars anyway, so maybe no one else does (except for the Phantom Rater).  I actually never even remember the stars are up there, so it's kinda funny that you posted about it the one day that I did.  Hrmmmmm..... 

    EDIT: Phantom Rater one starrred Alise's Pumpkin Latte Syrup post.  So our mystery person either doesn't like pumpkin or coffee... Noted. 

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  • What is this stars stuff? I have no idea what that means??


    Clearly, this means I'm not the do-er in this. hahahaha

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  • Yeah I didn't say anything when the "PR" down rated Maria's birthday post....how freakin pathetic?

    and Hi Liz, I've missed you!! :)  Busy busy at work (I don't get on here at work anymore) and DH has actually been home at night so we've had a little (tiny) bit of time together! 

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  • sorry... this made me lol. There are tons of secrets on the nest post secret about "OSB" (one star b!tch) starting sh!t on various boards and it's always over the most random crap.

    I'm not trying to make fun of your vent though. I agree, it is passive aggressive and lame. I don't think anyone really pays attention to the stars anyway. If OSB actually wanted to start drama why not just create an AE and actually comment?

  • OSB makes me laugh. hahahaha Now I'm always going to think of it when I see that! hahahaha
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  • B/c she's a coward, clearly LOL but your post made me lol too with the whole OSB one hahah that beats Phantom Rater in my book! (sorry Liz) :)  
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  • I want you to know how unprofessional I'm going to feel at work tomorrow when someone asks for OSB board. I'm probably going to have to bite my lip from laughing so hard! hahaha
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  • image KareBear0408:
    I want you to know how unprofessional I'm going to feel at work tomorrow when someone asks for OSB board. I'm probably going to have to bite my lip from laughing so hard! hahaha

    I just did a spit take at OSB board. I would not be able to keep a straight face if someone asked me for that lol.

  • Hahahaha I know right?! I'll stop in on my lunch hour and tell you how many times I had to bite my lip at work!
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  • That's funny, I never even notice the stars.  Not unless on some of the bigger boards where enough people star it that it gets the star beside the icon for the post name.  I agree that it is super lame!  Sometimes the drama on these boards makes me shake my head.
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  • I don't really notice the stars either, but I will say that I have caught my fat fingers accidentally tapping them on my i-pod from time to time. If I realize I've done it, I will usually just tap it again to make it full stars so as not to offend anyone.

    That said, I haven't been on here on my i-pod in some time and truthfully think that the stars are stupid and agree that it's dumb for someone to rate posts really low!

     

  • I never really notice the stars either.  I'll have to start looking at them now that you have brought it up.
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  • just want to say that it is sad that they feel that it gives them some sort of "control" or "power" (if they are doing it that way!)
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  • That's the thing....usually nobody uses them.  That's why I notice when someone does.  The negative ones I've seen have mostly been targeted at Maria (why?!), but once in awhile another post will get 1 star too.  Lame.
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  • image RachelMarie83:
    I never really notice the stars either.  I'll have to start looking at them now that you have brought it up.

    I never noticed them until on ML someone kept 1 staring everything and someone brought them to my attention. I thought the stars had to do w/ number of views or responses like on the knot?

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  • OSB totally gives me the giggles and it sounds like a disease...

    ETA:  I love that someone gave this post 5 stars.  Kudos to them. 

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  • image CurlyGirlyGirl:

    OSB totally gives me the giggles and it sounds like a disease...

    ETA:  I love that someone gave this post 5 stars.  Kudos to them. 

    That's weird, on my screen this one has 3 stars. Is it possible we aren't seeing the same amount of them?

    I never use them either.

  • I love that someone then attempted to 1-star this thread after they saw someone else had given it 5-stars. I can't wait until the nest gets rid of the stupid stars...which will be the next time they upgrade the site, so who knows how far away that is. 

    On a slightly different, yet related topic, I'm wondering how all of these message board sites play into all the new anti-bullying legislation. In MA, people can now be arrested for bullying (including cyber-bullying). It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for a case from the nest/knot comes up.  

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    I love that someone then attempted to 1-star this thread after they saw someone else had given it 5-stars. I can't wait until the nest gets rid of the stupid stars...which will be the next time they upgrade the site, so who knows how far away that is. 

    On a slightly different, yet related topic, I'm wondering how all of these message board sites play into all the new anti-bullying legislation. In MA, people can now be arrested for bullying (including cyber-bullying). It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for a case from the nest/knot comes up.  

    I get confused by people saying they're 'bullied' on here, when it could be avoided by not going back to the thread in question, or the board, or the site itself.  I'm not sure if it's the same with, like, Facebook, because that's someone's personal page.  And that sure as heck isn't the same as having a private sexual experience streamed live on the internet.  I don't know, it's all a huge gray area, I guess.

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  • Woah, stars!

    I never notice those things and I cannot figure out what they are for. 

     

    I gotta admit, this all made me lol too. 

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  • image mcmahaee:

    image RachelMarie83:
    I never really notice the stars either.  I'll have to start looking at them now that you have brought it up.

    I never noticed them until on ML someone kept 1 staring everything and someone brought them to my attention. I thought the stars had to do w/ number of views or responses like on the knot?

    This is what I always thought too.  So what is the actually purpose of the stars?  To be like "hey this is a good post" or "this one sucks" ???

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  • image ehostilo:
    image reenie83:

    I love that someone then attempted to 1-star this thread after they saw someone else had given it 5-stars. I can't wait until the nest gets rid of the stupid stars...which will be the next time they upgrade the site, so who knows how far away that is. 

    On a slightly different, yet related topic, I'm wondering how all of these message board sites play into all the new anti-bullying legislation. In MA, people can now be arrested for bullying (including cyber-bullying). It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for a case from the nest/knot comes up.  

    I get confused by people saying they're 'bullied' on here, when it could be avoided by not going back to the thread in question, or the board, or the site itself.  I'm not sure if it's the same with, like, Facebook, because that's someone's personal page.  And that sure as heck isn't the same as having a private sexual experience streamed live on the internet.  I don't know, it's all a huge gray area, I guess.

    Every state has their own legislation (or no legislation) about it, which makes it very tricky. At least in Massachusetts, cyber-bullying can take place in the form of email, social networking sites, texts, message boards, etc. It's basically any form of targeting one individual in a negative manner that has happened more than once. Saying that someone shouldn't check the board if they're bullied is the equivalent of saying not to open up an email that you know is from someone who dislikes you. Everything is so fuzzy. At school we have kids who willingly go up to other students who they know don't like them, and then when they're ignored, they claim they've been bullied. Logically, they should just avoid those students, but legally we can't use that.

    Since so much is up in the air it's really going to be a court case by court case matter to see what precedents will be set. I'm sure there will be lawsuits flying for a few years.

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  • Yes I agree the starring is silly. It really doesn't mean much and does just make me shake my head. That said, I do think it is really obnoxious, immature and passive aggressive that someone thinks they are getting me good by one starring everything I write. I mean..seriously? Middle school ended long ago ladies...and this someone should take a long hard look in the mirror and decide if this is really what they are.
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  • image MariaIsMarried:
    Yes I agree the starring is silly. It really doesn't mean much and does just make me shake my head. That said, I do think it is really obnoxious, immature and passive aggressive that someone thinks they are getting me good by one starring everything I write. I mean..seriously? Middle school ended long ago ladies...and this someone should take a long hard look in the mirror and decide if this is really what they are.

    Yes   Go Maria!

    I still don't understand the point of the stars anyway and never look at them.  I always wondered what the post secrets were about.  Now I know, so sad that is on our board now!

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  • image mrsm711:

    image MariaIsMarried:
    Yes I agree the starring is silly. It really doesn't mean much and does just make me shake my head. That said, I do think it is really obnoxious, immature and passive aggressive that someone thinks they are getting me good by one starring everything I write. I mean..seriously? Middle school ended long ago ladies...and this someone should take a long hard look in the mirror and decide if this is really what they are.

    Yes   Go Maria!

    I still don't understand the point of the stars anyway and never look at them.  I always wondered what the post secrets were about.  Now I know, so sad that is on our board now!

    ITA! I also never notice the stars and had no idea what the NPS star secret things were about. I think I must just be oblivious to things sometimes...

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