Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
The stupid question is the question not asked

Re: The meaning of life, the universe and node reputation

by jlongino (Parson)
on Oct 06, 2002 at 06:10 UTC ( #203139=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The meaning of life, the universe and node reputation

The first thing that came to mind when I read this thread was "I hate it when any of my nodes stays at zero rep". The more I thought about that and my voting patterns of late, I realized "gee, if everyone votes like I do, it would explain why many nodes receive undeservedly low rep".

So what are my recent voting/posting habits?

  • I rarely use all my votes. Not because I can't find enough deserving nodes, but because I have limited time to spend here.
  • I scan the nodes and reply/vote only on the ones that interest me. So if everyone else casts their votes for the same reasons I do, I deduce that they don't share my immediate interests.
I feel the same way as you about XP/rep. I'm not so much concerned about gaining XP as I am with the rep of my individual nodes. Why? Because each post represents time, energy and an earnest attempt to be helpful. The resulting rep indicates my degree of success. It's no fun to realize that ones time would have been better spent elsewhere.


  • Comment on Re: The meaning of life, the universe and node reputation

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://203139]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (3)
As of 2021-10-16 17:27 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    My first memorable Perl project was:

    Results (69 votes). Check out past polls.