A Guide On Ratings/Stickers - What are ratings and what do they mean?

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I often see posts asking about ratings and I feel it would be best to have a nice guide to easily reference or link to so it's a bit easier to explain or understand ratings. The ratings are presented in alphabetical order.

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Agree
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A checkmark typically used to show approval.When a user agrees with a sentiment or statement, sometimes ironically.+1
Autistic
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A puzzle piece, which is a symbol typically used for organizations which represent or study things related autism.Generally any obsessive, strange, or disturbing behavior. Is also used to express a user's disagreement or dislike. Occasionally used on posts which literally are about autism or display puzzle pieces. Anyone who posts on Articles & News should be given this rating.0
DRINK!
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A cocktail glass with delicious and thirst-quenching kiwi juice.Donators-only. A reference to an incredibly short-lived meme where people express their extreme approval of another by insisting they "drink." Used when the user wishes to perform a toast in celebration of some achievement, compelling statement, or assertive action. Occasionally used to literally reference the action of drinking, such as on posts referencing thirst or alcohol.+1
Deviant
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A stylized rendering of the dirty, nasty teeth of TJ Church, whose vice of choice was writing erotic fiction.Donators-only, and particularly coveted (for giving, that is). Denotes the receiver as "deviant" in some way, or used to express disgust, usually in regards to some sort of sexual preference, but can be used in jest such as for expressing a minor disagreement or ironically for commonly-held or mundane opinions. Anyone who uses Kiwifarms' light mode should be awarded this rating upon being exposed.-1
Disagree
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An "X" used to show disapproval.When a user disagrees with a sentiment or statement, or just sometimes ironically.0
Dislike
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A thumbs-down icon used in many websites.Possibly the least-used rating outside of boards with restricted ratings. Used to show dislike of a post, but has such a generalized meaning that most users will opt to use other ratings instead. Getting somebody to use this is honestly an achievement in of itself, and it's probably only even included to serve opposite of the "Like" rating.-1
Dumb
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A trashcan, implying the user's opinion or post should be discarded.Often only to express extreme negativity compared to other ratings, and is usually given to particularly bad posts, whether due to content, quality, or relevance. Very rarely is used in response to something the user genuinely thinks is "dumb," such as a bad pun or silly logic.-1
Feels
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A heart. A stylized one, not the real kind.A reference to the "feels" meme, which is used to describe strong emotion such as happiness, sadness, or calmness. In general, this is used for posts which are sentimental, endearing, or simply expresses a feeling the user relates to. The easiest way to entice others to give this rating is to post pictures of cute animals.+1
Horrifying
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A piercing, namely the perineum piercing owned by Chris Chan he deemed as the "un-clit," which his poor hygiene caused his body to reject.Originally donators-only. Given to posts which are, as the name implies, "horrifying." Usually these are posts which relay tales of horror, disgusting images, or unnerving recollections. Is also used ironically when users give mundane or obvious statements. This is a "soft" or "nicer" version of Islamic Content.0
Informative
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A lowercase "i," a symbol often used by information kiosks.Awarded to posts the user deems as "informative," usually those who share screenshots of lolcows, archives, or genuinely enlightening explanations. Is also used ironically for obvious or incorrect statements. This rating gives the highest positive value, since users should be rewarded for being informative, after all.+3
Islamic Content
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A green star in a moon, a symbol of Islam. Its usage is a reference to Jace Connors, who would refer to imagery he disliked as such.For particularly disgusting posts, usually images which include gore or sexually explicit material. Occasionally used for posts which genuinely include content regarding the religion of Islam. Is used less often than Horrifying because it gives a negative score.-1
Late
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An old-fashioned alarm clock.Posts which are "late," such as ones which share information which was already established or posts which restate commonly-held opinions.-1
Like
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A thumbs-up icon used on various websites.Shows any positive opinion towards a posts. It is the default rating, as well, so it's extensively used by lazy people.+1
Lunacy
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A half-crescent moon, as a pun on the word "lunacy."Posts which express insane views or that are incomprehensible. Is sometimes used ironically on posts which express common opinions or obvious information. Also used on posts which discuss the moon in some form as a joke.-1
Mad At The Internet
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A top hat, a reference to Anthony "A-Log" LoGatto, who conflated Chris Chan with literal war criminals and wore the headwear.People expressing genuine anger or a desire for violence, or at least to those who are perceived as such. Also used on posts which highly exaggerate a strong and negative reaction to a typically mundane or only slightly inoffensive subject. This is usually just seen when two people start arguing as they rate each other with it. Gives the most negative score, since posts which this applies to are highly reductive or detracting.-2
MATI Moai Garbage TMI Sperging Deviant Retard1641253545154.pngA moai island head wearing a top hat with an autism symbol on it, sporting a scouter and a deviant smile while sitting inside a trash can.We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.-∞
Optimistic
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A rainbow missing a band of indigo for some reason.Posts which seem naive or overly hopeful, including posts which express the reliance or expectation of the basic competency for something. Also used on posts regarding actual rainbows or which display a variety of colors, or in reference to the gay pride flag.0
Political Sperging
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A moai head, a reference to a meme where the emoji is used for intentionally irreverent or pointless comments.Posts which indulge in pointless arguing/complaining about politics when it isn't relevant or the political points being stated are overdone.-1
Semper Fi
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A marine corps service medal, a reference to Jace Connors, who was obsessed with becoming a marine and would utter this phrase as kudos.Donators-only. Used in exactly the same situations as "Winner," but is more special because only donators can give it, and carries a stronger significance to Kiwifarms as a community. Sometimes is given to posts involving the military in some form.+2
TMI
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A scouter from the manga/anime "Dragonball," used to display the information of a target.Originally called "power level," now called TMI (which stands for "Too Much Information"), given to posts which offers needlessly excessive or revealing information on its own poster, especially when it is unsolicited, unrelated, or embarrassing. Openly talking about oneself is also called "power leveling." Also used on posts jokingly where users reveal obvious information, pretending it is meant to be a "secret."0
Thunk-Provoking
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The "thinking" emoji which in of itself has become a meme.Is so generally used, can mean anything from the simple acknowledgement that the giver read the post or that they genuinely found it thought-provoking. Mostly used ironically on posts which offer dubious or obvious predictions or information.0
Winner
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A simplified military service medal.Rewarded to those who make anything seen as well-made or highly entertaining, such as an excellently crafted joke, a comprehensive collection of information, or an impressive art piece.+2
Achievement
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A trophy, most likely referencing "achievement" systems from modern video games.Admin-only. Given to posts which the admin particularly liked, which typically are high-effort information dumps but occasionally are simple joke posts which were funny.+50
Nice Meme!(removed)A picture referencing the "doge" meme.Was only available on the joke/spam board. Just used as a positive rating, and would play a sound clip stating "nice meme" to the giver when selected.X
Off-Topic(removed)A broken chain, symbolic of how the post "breaks away" from the discussion.Exclusively posts deemed off-topic, as these posts obviously detracted from the discussion at hand. Was most likely removed since various other negative ratings were usually given to posts which were deemed off-topic by users instead.X
Press 1(removed)A "1" button from a keyboard, a reference to Jace Connors, who would ask his viewers to post "1" as a means of voting on something.Was only available on the joke/spam board. While occasionally was used for actual voting, with posts prompting readers to "press 1" or "press 2" for a binary option, was generally used to express agreement or approval.X
Press 2(removed)A "2" button from a keyboard, a reference to Jace Connors, who would ask his viewers to post "2" as a means of voting on something.Was only available on the joke/spam board. While occasionally was used for actual voting, with posts prompting readers to "press 1" or "press 2" for a binary option, was generally used to express disagreement or disapproval.X

FAQs

Are ratings/stickers important? Do they affect anything? Do they even matter?
No, no, and no. They're mostly just used to easily display the value of a post and to reward/punish good/bad posts respectively. Your resulting score also doesn't matter, although you might be made fun of for having a low score. In general, it's a Skinner box to encourage better posts, and a user's resulting score is just a decent means of determining their presence on the forum.
Should I get angry over ratings? What about constantly rating people I don't like negatively?
If you're going to, make sure it's done as publicly as possible so everyone else can enjoy the show. Rating people negatively en masse (neg-rating) or rating a person negatively because they did the same to you (revenge-rating) can get your privileges to even give ratings revoked if you're annoying enough.

Is a negative score possible?
Yes, if you're obnoxious, stupid, or gross enough. A combination of all three especially helps. For example, see Tommy Tooter's profile.

How do I get the donators-only ratings?
Give Kiwifarms your hard-earned money. Or just get somebody to donate and "promote" your account on your behalf, since that happens, too.

Can I suggest a new rating/sticker?
You certainly can, but you really shouldn't bother since odds are it'll be rejected. Less is more, so there's more demand for simplifying ratings rather than adding new ones, especially when there's a lot of overlap.

Is there a way to make it so I'm not notified when I get a new rating?
Yes, you can edit it in your forum preferences. Click on the alert icon and hit "preferences" at the bottom of the tab which pops open.
 
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I just downvoted your comment.

FAQ

What does this mean?
The amount of karma (points) on your comment and Reddit account has decreased by one.

Why did you do this?
There are several reasons I may deem a comment to be unworthy of positive or neutral karma. These include, but are not limited to:
  1. Rudeness towards other Redditors,
  2. Spreading incorrect information,
  3. Sarcasm not correctly flagged with a /sneed.

Am I banned from the Reddit?
No - not yet. But you should refrain from making comments like this in the future. Otherwise I will be forced to issue an additional downvote, which may put your commenting and posting privileges in jeopardy.

I don't believe my comment deserved a downvote. Can you un-downvote it?
Sure, mistakes happen. But only in exceedingly rare circumstances will I undo a downvote. If you would like to issue an appeal, shoot me a private message explaining what I got wrong. I tend to respond to Reddit PMs within several minutes. Do note, however, that over 99.9% of downvote appeals are rejected, and yours is likely no exception.

How can I prevent this from happening in the future?
Accept the downvote and move on. But learn from this mistake: your behavior will not be tolerated on Reddit.com. I will continue to issue downvotes until you improve your conduct. Remember: Reddit is privilege, not a right.
 

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This is a useful guide, but it's beginner stuff. To become a Level 9 Advanced Kiwi, you must master the art of ironic ratings. For example: rating a stupid post as "Informative", or a well-reasoned, thoughtful one "Lunacy" or "Dumb".
Don't worry, I'm certain plenty of people will use the posts in this thread as practice for irony rating.
 

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Okay, I'm a sticker enthusiast so I have a couple of comments. Semper Fidelis is used to denote a good achievement, but it differs from "winner". In that it usually denotes the achievement as a way of reinforcing or helping the farms or the culture. For example, someone might post a funny joke and they'll get winners. But if someone doxes a known null enemy, they make a comment (rightly) about the farms culture, or help users or the farms in a way, they deserve the semper-fi instead of the just "winner"

Also, the DRINK! sticker is imo the one that I enjoy the most because of it's versatility. For example, you can use it for bad news, meaning "I need a drink". You can use it to cheer wtih a happy news. You can use it to express sympathy as in "yep, that's bad, let's all have drink" or for alcoholic comments. I'd recommend people just fget the TnH just for the fun of using this sticker.

Edit: Also, the reason I think most people don't use the dislike is because at first glance it's no different from the like. If it had a different colour scheme, like the agree disagree, it would be used more.
 

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imagine paying $20 for one sticker, lol
Imagine paying for TnH.
You know we all act high and mighty, like we don't give a fuck about anything, but the moment Null takes out the AnH stickers or threatens to shut down a thread, our panties are all twisted and we cant help but wail like a 18 year old woman being buttfucked lubeless by a horse in Jordania.
 
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Nool has ranted at me for being "obsessed with stickers" or some shit because I made about 4 posts in 3 years about them. This is now number 5 and it warms my cold, joyless heart that there is a good chance this post will make him really mad.

EDIT: Oh yeah I need to actually say something about stickers. They're ok I guess.
 
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