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in thread ++ vote for people who help in Chatterbox

Some people, like me, have only written replies and no root nodes. A reply should always be read in its context hence you likely have to read a whole lot more than just the writeup. Even for root nodes you should read the replies as they might provide enlightening insights on the subject, so I wouldn't say this is a good method to ++ someone. It's a whole lot of work if you just want to ++.

It's a method, but I don't find it very satisfactory.

Update: I'm not sure who you (jeffa) are arguing with in your reply, but I couldn't agree more. I think that in large the same applies to replies to posts too.


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Re^3: ++ vote for people who help in Chatterbox
by jeffa (Bishop) on May 20, 2005 at 19:25 UTC

    The "problem" is that there is no method for giving XP to a user without ++'ing a node. We could add stock buttons to everyone's home node, "++ this user!" ... but isn't that just opening a can of worms? The beauty about the moderation system here is you can vote once and only once for a given node. Sure, you could create another account (sock puppet), and even though we have means of determining such accounts and means to remove their voting priveledge ... it's still not 100% fool proof. I could register an account at an Internet cafe and only use it there.

    I'm afraid that there simply is no satifactory way to achieve what the original poster wants. But you know what? Most of the CB denizens aren't talking in the CB for XP points. They do it because they genuinely want to help -- without reward of XP. This, in essence, is a non-problem.


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Re^3: ++ vote for people who help in Chatterbox
by exussum0 (Vicar) on May 20, 2005 at 22:07 UTC
    I read it, came across it again, and this is not pointed towards you so much as everyone else.

    Parent to this post isn't against what jeffa said. It seems more like an amendment or further instruction. Post instruction, he replied with how he feels about it.

    All it sums up to is, if you are going to do it this method, do it right. I find doing it as such inconvenient and wish there was another way about doing it.

    Did I get that right?

    Give me strength for today.. I will not talk it away..
    Just for a moment.. It will burn through the clouds.. and shine down on me.

Re^3: ++ vote for people who help in Chatterbox
by gaal (Parson) on May 20, 2005 at 21:43 UTC
    Well, chances are you'll be well rewarded for your time reading the complete thread, and you may end up finding more than one place to ++ somone. :-)

    (Don't tell anyone, but I vote quite rarely these days. I do, occasionally, find a note someone posted whom I wasn't very familiar with before, and then I more or less randomly go over their old posts. I learn a lot, and sometimes ++ a lot too.)