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Unlimited number of votes

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on Jun 11, 2002 at 14:21 UTC ( #173482=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: Unlimited number of votes
by c-era (Curate) on Jun 11, 2002 at 14:42 UTC
    I remember when I first started visiting perlmonks, there were a few times that the voting system had bugs in it. Sometimes you would get extra or unlimited votes. Other times the vote count wouldn't reset the next day, so you would lose some votes.

    As for your second point: If you want to double the votes you get to cast, all you have to do is gain 3 levels (you've already gained 5). I find that I have more then enough votes (possibly too many). Of course posting about the number of votes you have will lead to massive downvoting, making it harder to get to gain those 3 levels.

      It's really enough for me to be at current level, I don't need more (I placed my photo at home node and this is enough).

      But could you please explain to me why posting about number of votes leads to massive downvoting?

      Courage, the Cowardly Dog.
      PS. Something fishy is going on there, or my name is Vadim Konovalov. And it's not.

        There have been several post in the past asking for more votes or an easier way to gain xp. Most of the time it is just people who make a game out of gaining xp, and want to become a saint faster then anyone else. These same people usually don't post much that is usefull to perlmonks and see voting as the only/main way to gain xp. So, even if you have good intentions about asking, it has become a taboo suject around here.
        Personally I didn't vote on your post, but many use it as a YAY or NAY especially on changes to the Monastery. I don't think these are people belittling you, just letting you know they think this is a bad idea. (Though voting/XP can be a touchy subject around here.)

        I would have to agree with them. If everyone had unlimited votes, the system would be pretty meaningless. Not that it's always an accurate reflection of the content of a node, but I think it would be even less so.


        "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
Re: Unlimited number of votes
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jun 13, 2002 at 00:56 UTC
    Another point to consider is that unlimited votes would make personality voting, currently something I don't consider much of an issue, a very serious problem. With nothing stopping you from voting 400 or even 40,000 times in a day, you would only have to create a couple accounts to downvote someone into oblivion. With the current system, substantial abuse that puts the site's worth in jeopardy is not possible.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Unlimited number of votes
by mr2 (Friar) on Jun 13, 2002 at 22:59 UTC
    Sorry but i don't understand ppl comming to PM for getting XP by voting on smth ... (i think it should'nt be that way...)

    i understand ppl getting XP points for writting some stuff (for example some kind of "code"/"Book Review"/"poetry"/...) it's good for you yourself ...

    it's stupid to come to PM ... to gather points by voting only to show someone you'r a saint (level)

    it's my personal opinion.

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