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Kainui

  • 3 years ago

Instead of giving someone a medal could I have the option to give them a nickel? Its purpose would be to give to people who have copy pasted questions similar to something like: "Which of the following properties is not indicative of trisomy 21?" and then answers follow A, B, C, D... without asking for any specific help whatsoever. So yeah, could we have nickels?

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  1. CHAD159753
    • 3 years ago
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    People arnt allowed to give answers only help so giving medals lies in the askers hands

  2. CHAD159753
    • 3 years ago
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    Some mods go back tho and delete comments giving answers tho and I think that takes the medal back too

  3. rebeccaskell94
    • 3 years ago
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    Nickels?

  4. CHAD159753
    • 3 years ago
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    I was thinking the same thing lol

  5. CHAD159753
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    I mean ill put a PayPal thing up if you just wanna give me nickles you can keep the medals lol

  6. Kainui
    • 3 years ago
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    No, I mean nickels as in like how you see a street performer and you just throw nickels at them and keep walking.

  7. rebeccaskell94
    • 3 years ago
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    So like..how exactly do you propose we implement this?

  8. CHAD159753
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    Like I said ill give you my PayPal info throw nickles at me all you want

  9. rebeccaskell94
    • 3 years ago
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    Yeah I'll make a paypal for that xD

  10. CHAD159753
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    Lol OS can keep their medals ill turn them all in for nickles

  11. Kainui
    • 3 years ago
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    No, nickels are a bad thing...

  12. CHAD159753
    • 3 years ago
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    Nickels are money... lol

  13. farmdawgnation
    • 3 years ago
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    So, what you are suggesting is something called negative reinforcement. It's similar to downvoting a question. We've intentionally steered away from these reinforcement mechanisms in the past because we want our community to teach and encourage rather than simply press a button that indicates their disapproval. Does that make sense? I may not have done the best job of explaining it. heh.

  14. rebeccaskell94
    • 3 years ago
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    I think you did fine :)

  15. Kainui
    • 3 years ago
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    No, that's fair. I think having any negativity is a bad idea since this is a very sensitive thing. People coming here looking for answers might end up leaving with actually learning something.

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