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#31
On the yes part, don't think I would like the thumbs down because it would discourage dissenting opinions. People of dissenting opinions often have rational reasons for them that happen to be unpopular.
I disagree with the 1st sentence. A good deal wouldn’t care and would post thoughtless nonsense regardless. But others may well take it as a sign that they need to put more effort into their posts by supporting their hot takes with sound reasoning and/or factual evidence.

As for the 2nd sentence, those that do that wouldn’t get a negative remark or thumbs down from me. I appreciate a well thought out and reasoned opinion regardless whether I agree with it or not. It gives both parties something to work with in terms of a back and forth discussion.

It’s all a moot point, as nothing will be changing. Just expounding on my initial sarcastic comment.
 

VF21

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#35
No and yes. On the yes part, don't think I would like the thumbs down because it would discourage dissenting opinions. People of dissenting opinions often have rational reasons for them that happen to be unpopular. On the no part, I view a post with no likes as somewhat neutral. Doesn't rank worthy of special praise but not necessarily bad either.
The board owner could have opted for a dislike button and made the conscious decision not to have it, partially for the exact reason you have stated.
 

SLAB

Hall of Famer
#38
BTW, the lottery tiebreaks were today and luckily the Kings got the #14 pick (pre-lottery) slotted today.

As long as long as we don’t jump to the top 3, we would be giving up the #14 pick to Boston.
What’s the percentage of jumping from 14? It’s only like 1 or 2, yeah?
 
#40
BTW, the lottery tiebreaks were today and luckily the Kings got the #14 pick (pre-lottery) slotted today.

As long as long as we don’t jump to the top 3, we would be giving up the #14 pick to Boston.
Boston had a bad day. Lost the flip with OKC, lost a 3 way tie LA Clippers/San Antonio/Indiana, lost a 3 way tie with Kings/Charlotte/Miami, and ended up second in the Memphis/New Orleans/Dallas
 

Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
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#43
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_draft_lottery

Actually, 2.4%. 12/13/14 aren't shared odds. 1/2/3 are shared odds.

Edit: My bad, I forgot we were in a three-way tie. 1/2/3 are shared odds by the new rules, 12/13/14 are sharing odds because of the three way tie. So actually, almost a 5% chance we jump up. o_O
Yep. 4% is pretty close to almost 5%.

But in your defense I have relatives who work for Boston so I had reason to watch it closely.
 
#50
You know, I KNEW that. My small but loud voice in my head really doesn't know jack a lot of the time.
I know. I’ll readily admit when I read about the #1 pick protection a little over a year ago I at first thought maybe it was protected for the KINGS but was somehow unknown by fans. Not too long later my hopes were dashed and I’ve been so so sad since. ;)