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Re: Can I please have multiple downvotes per (certain monk's) posts.

by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop)
on May 31, 2015 at 03:33 UTC ( #1128443=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Can I please have multiple downvotes per (certain monk's) posts.

First thing -- I do not think this is a good idea. One post, one monk, one vote.

But suppose we really did want to implement this vote-buying scheme in the Monastery ....

Buying additional down-votes at

"5 XP per downvote to do it. 10 even"
is selling them way too cheaply. Doubling down on a Node is a serious matter and should require serious thought.

Serious matters require serious consequences.

Do I feel so strongly about the worthlessness of this Node that I really want to double my down-vote? Am I also willing to accept the consequences to my own XP?

So, let's make the consequence fit the crime. Take my XP at the start of the day. Price each additional down-vote at 1% of that. So long as my XP is non-negative, I can have an additional down-vote.

If you feel so strongly about the worthlessness of a Node, you should be willing to pay for it.

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Re^2: Can I please have multiple downvotes per (certain monk's) posts.
by Anonymous Monk on May 31, 2015 at 06:14 UTC

    If you feel so strongly about the worthlessness of a Node, you should be willing to pay for it.
    The problem is, he *IS* willing to pay for it, because he *CAN* afford it. XP is geometric like wealth... And may I (cautiously) add to that by reminding us that the subjectively evident superiority is oft but a delusion.

Re^2: Can I please have multiple downvotes per (certain monk's) posts.
by Anonymous Monk on May 31, 2015 at 08:36 UTC

    is selling them way too cheaply. Doubling down on a Node is a serious matter and should require serious thought.

    Nonsense.

    Serious matters require serious consequences.

    So now XP is a serious game instead of just a game?

    at 1% of that.. pay for it.

    1% for two downvotes? How about no

Re^2: Can I please have multiple downvotes per (certain monk's) posts.
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 31, 2015 at 08:24 UTC

    First. I've already stated several times I didn't expect anyone to take the idea seriously.

    But, as you seem to have let me respond to your logic.

    1% means that I get to double down on 100 of his posts before I'm depleted. He's already posted over 250 post this year alone, of which well over half are meaningless. It would have no effect.

    But equally, there are occasions when I feel I'd like to double upvote a particularly inciteful, or just helpful, or surprising post.

    Many people including myself, have posted replies saying: "I wish I could give you two upvotes for this".

    Should that also "cost" me 1% of my "wealth"?

    And finally your whole "buying votes" narrative is a crock. A strawman. I would not be buying votes to win an election; or gain influence; or for personal gain; nor anything similar.

    The idea was to address a community problem that currently has no solution.

    If the notion had any merit at all, it would be applied across the board; it would empower everyone who can vote, to apply one extra vote (up or down) to a post they chose as worthy, (say) once a day, at the cost of either reducing their own XP tally; or perhaps the extra vote comes out of their existing daily allowance. Or both.

    A quite different suggestion to the one you've constructed, to knock down.


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