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Re^2: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...

by chacham (Prior)
on Jul 01, 2015 at 12:01 UTC ( #1132791=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

If you didn't read it, why both vote and reply to it? Wouldn't it have been better, in your opinion, to just ignore the post entirely?

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Re^3: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...
by aaron_baugher (Curate) on Jul 01, 2015 at 12:12 UTC

    No, ignoring this individual doesn't work. It's been tried for years, and it just makes it easier for him to clutter the site up with his nonsense. In the last thread on this topic, the consensus was that members who care about the site should downvote his natter and leave replies pointing out what's wrong with it. That's all we can do.

    Aaron B.
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      leave replies pointing out what's wrong with it

      The stated reason is, "title + your username." So, the reason it is bad is the title? Really?

        If you've been reading his posts for years, then yes, you could know from the title and username what was coming and that it would deserve a downvote. (Heck, I didn't even need to see the username. As soon as I read the title, I knew who wrote it and what it would be like. A quick scan only confirmed it.)

        This isn't something that just sprang up. Reasonable people didn't suddenly become unreasonable out of the blue. This has been going on for years, and people are understandably frustrated. If multiple people who used to be reluctant to downvote at all are becoming quick with the trigger, maybe that shows the extent of the problem.

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

        The title is the subject; the subject is tired, worn out and repetitious.

        Were it a different monk; one might refer them to earlier discussion, but this monk already knows of them; given he started them all.

        Everyone is already aware of his opinion, and most of us hove roundly rejected it several times.

        So yes. Title + username is sufficient to reach the same conclusion as we did the previous 5 times.

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