In the chatterbox, you said, "Oh cool, the vote bots are at it again
." I went to check out the post and yes, I downvoted it, too. Why? Because I didn't think it was that great of a post. Granted, you presented a couple of possible security problems that people may want to look out for when they are coding. But did you provide any solutions? No. Instead, you directed your focus away from Perl and talked mostly about the fact that some people write bad code. That's not really a big revelation. And you just had to go further and mock the author. Sometimes even the best of them deserve -- votes and you shouldn't be so quick to assume that votebots are to blame.
Also, I don't think that you have a right to complain about votebots. This post, with seemingly very little quality content, gets up to +5 rep with about 20 minutes. And that's after a couple of downvotes. And that's on a weekend! Which is usually pretty slow.
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