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    Newbie Question

    What's up with the "+1" I see on some of the posts. I assume it means the writer agrees with the post, but why "+1"?
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    You have it right. I think of it as "+1 vote" to what was previously said.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Or think of it as the previous post +1 more in agreement.
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    When somebody replyed +1, I thought it was just referring to their post count.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Or think of it as the previous post +1 more in agreement.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    +1
    But wouldnt it be +2 now?
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    But wouldnt it be +2 now?
    Let me get out my calculator and add it up.

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    +3!
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    Sorry guys, but I think its only fair to say "+1" - because you're really only agreeing once, and if there has already been "+1" added to the original sentiment, you're additional contribution will not really add 2 - just 1.

    Maybe we should add this to the site rules? Mods?

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    looks as if this thread is one that says a lot without saying anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    When somebody replyed +1, I thought it was just referring to their post count.


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    Nice variation Dr.....I'm not sure if quotes count as text though.

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    This is only to be used when you really totally agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    looks as if this thread is one that says a lot without saying anything.
    +1 sorry, couldn't resist.

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    So, if I want to agree do I use 10-4 or 14 since10+4 =14?

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