in reply to Re^2: XP problem
in thread XP problem

TFT GrandFather ,

Given your most eloquent, but concise, explanation, you may, indeed be right about my confusion - however, given that confusion is (seemingly) exponentially proportional to age, I claim that [age] as my excuse:-)

I notice that your description of voting (potentially) being a measure of site participation could be misconstrued as incitement to vote (either way) - irrespective of whether one [a vote] is merited or not.

Personally, I only vote a node up if the node has brought enlightenment to me, I think it might bring enlightenment to others, if it amuses me or if the content annoys me, I'll vote the node down.

A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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Re^4: XP problem
by GrandFather (Saint) on Feb 22, 2009 at 19:12 UTC

    Experience is supposed to be somewhat proportional to age so your sig is in contradiction with your excuse ;-)

    XP is indeed set up in part to encourage voting but (mostly) doesn't dictate how or on what criteria people vote.

    Voting a node down because it amuses you is probably fairly unusual (I'll try not to be amusing here). Voting a node down because it is annoying is probably fairly common, but may not be a good criteria - an annoying node can be correct and enlightening.

    True laziness is hard work
      I think I must have articulated myself spectacularly badly - what I meant to say (but patently failed so to do) was that I vote a node down iff it annoys me in some way.

      I thank you for both your concern and consideration, but I actually do humour big style - tho' you probably can't tell, since I try to keep it well hidden - thus (if I see it:-) a node that is both enlightening and humorous invariably gets my vote ... and should get more (than the allotted single vote).

      A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))