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Slightly - but only slightly - off-topic:

Do people generally care at all about their "reputation" or "rating" in internet fora?
Isn't that like striving to be politically correct because being politically correct is politically correct?

Over the years, I have at least twice been threatened on my life for the opinions I have aired (that I remember, there may have been more): "As soon as a war breaks out, I'll make sure that you are among the first to be shot!". I have aired my opinions about how we ought to educate children about intimate actions, as opposed to how we really do it, with people telling that they will report it to the police so that they can take actions against me and my thoughts (I was anonymous that time as well).

I did have a (non-anonymous) personal blog, 25+ years ago, and ten years later a guy found it on Wayback Machine (aka Internet Archive) and did report me to the police for the opinions I had aired in that blog. I was called in to the police, and told them that it would be a pleasure for me to stand in court and tell that I will not cancel a single word in those blogposts, but stand up for all of it, even if that means a prison sentence. I never heard anything more from them... (I guess that if I had been dragged to court, I would have to explain the disclaimer heading every one of them, stating that "This is my thoughts of today. I reserve the right to become wiser with time" - and they would have put heavy pressure on me for becoming "wiser" in the sense: More politically correct. And tell the world that my former thoughts were wrong. But even today, I still stand behind at least 99% of it.)

I simply smile at condemnations, thumbs up and thumbs down, reputation points and that stuff. If people care to comment on what I write, that pleases me, whether it is disagreement, agreement, contradicting my claims or supporting them.

My funniest period was when I in one (semi-) technical forum wrote entries under two different nicknames: Several times, other writers used my arguments under one nick to knock down what I had written under the other nick, "Look at what xxx writes, he knows what he is talking about!" One nick was "adopted" by one group of fighters, the other one by another group, and I myself could defend every word I wrote under both nicks.

Sometimes you want to send a very clear, but very unpopular message. (In Norwegian, there is a way of speech: To throw a lit torch into a gasoline store. I don't know if that is valid in English.) You know that the wild hordes will come racing against you. You can't worry about your reputation points in such situations!

(Like earlier today, when someone were complaining about all the security issues with the Norwegian corona app, and for that sake most similar apps: I wrote a response pointing out that we did have a phone/data network that was a lot more secure, where none of the mentioned security attacks would have succeeded - but we rejected it, replaced it with TCP/IP-based solutions. We could have stuck to OSI based solutions, but we did not. ... Even 25-30 years after The Great Network Wars, oldtimers get so upset that they are set frowning if someone daring to suggest that The Victor maybe was not best in every aspect. Youngsters see any argument against their beloved Internet technology as flat-earth arguments: We left those non-internet misconceptions several generations ago.)
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