but what if a question that you answered is removed? Do you lose the points then? That is no fault of your own.
I also see that you no longer get Xper for thumbs-downs; before you gained +1 Xper point thumbs-up or down, which I commented on for an answer of mine that received 2-3 thumbs-downs (and also a thumbs-up as well!)
Also, what about questions, answers, and ratings that were made before the changes? Are they grandfathered into the old rules?
How about poll questions that you can't see the results unless you vote? For example, a poll aimed at girls to see what they think about a guy, what he's doing, etc. is for the girls to answer, but the results are something the guys would benefit from seeing.
This has happened a few times, where I just clicked anything just to see the results and then submit an answer explaining what I did. I have gotten a couple of these answers removed, but the mod explained that they understood why I answered!
I also had a shorter answer (just yes/no), but that got removed! I did answer the question and did not violate the TOS!
I don't think those answers deserve to lose Xper for! Maybe you could take the points off only in cases of spam, under 16, and other TOS violations.
I seem to disagree with the changes. What do you guys think?
The other thing I have asked the site administrators about but never got an answer is what is up with the "annoy" notation next to the # of questions and answers given. For example on my profile it says "112 answered: 2 annoy". I was curious which answers and who they annoy. and how does this impact me? I mean there are plenty of answers I have gotten that annoy the crap out of me but the thing is that they were just giving their honest opinion and not trying to be mean so the person giving the answer shouldn't be penalized because I don't want to hear their opinion simply because it runs counter to my own.
I've had some banter with the site administrators about the removal of some questions. One asker posted a question about types of questions to ask her bf, and it was removed. A similar question was posted a month earlier than this posting and is still there. The answer I received from the mod/admin was that the question violated the TOS but couldn't tell me what the violation was.
From my view, it was a clear case of subjective censorship. A question either violates the TOS or it doesn't; it can't be ok for one person to ask and not another.