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Re: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...

by aaron_baugher (Curate)
on Jun 29, 2015 at 22:33 UTC ( #1132538=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...

Two things:

  1. I've never downvoted one of your posts for anything other than the content: lack of substance, misleading or harmful advice, attempts to divide and cause dissension, desperate attention-seeking, and/or wasting everyone's time.
  2. You're almost the only poster I've ever downvoted. I haven't cast more than a handful of downvotes for others in my years here. That's how hesitant I am to use it, but you earn it over and over. I might feel bad about it if I thought you weren't doing it on purpose.

I used to ignore your posts; using an RSS reader makes that easy to do. But I've been told that part of responsible membership in PM is countering your nonsense with downvotes and corrections so that you can't confuse newbies, because you simply can't be banned (for reasons that are beyond me).

So I won't ignore you anymore. Now I'll make sure to give your posts the votes and treatment that their content deserves. I'd rather be helping honest questioners or exchanging interesting ideas and code, but it seems that cleaning up after you is part of the deal. So be it.

Aaron B.
Available for small or large Perl jobs and *nix system administration; see my home node.

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Re^2: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...
by Arunbear (Prior) on Jul 02, 2015 at 10:02 UTC
    Even if he was banned, he could just create a new account, and the cycle would begin again.
      He could, but would he? Would he want to start again from scratch?

      And if he did, wouldn't the second and subsequent accounts be just as ban-able as the first? More quickly if the behaviour persisted.

        He could, but would he? Would he want to start again from scratch?
        If he didn't, I would because I would miss the “little dickens.”

        I don’t mind starting from “scratch” once more  ...   not at all!     ...   I welcome it!!   ...   I simply take it all in-stride!!!     Please remember that I don’t give a “tinker’s ‘dam’” about XP as in “brownie points”   ...   and don’t forget about my “Rhett Butler”™ attitude towards “XP.”  

        (C-R-A-P!!)  For everyone who says that “PerlMonks sessions don’t sometimes ‘just disappear,’ leaving posts to forever become owned by Anonymous Monk . . .”   :-[

Re^2: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 30, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
    "because you simply can't be banned (for reasons that are beyond me)."

    The day you all realize that this site was taken over is the day you start to take your site back.

      Taken over by whom?

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