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Re: Experience for nodes (to display or not)

by boo_radley (Parson)
on Feb 03, 2003 at 16:57 UTC ( #232303=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Experience for nodes (to display or not)

I've always thought of voting as a way to express your own approval or disapproval of a node. Why rely on what others have thought of it when you judge it yourself?

A public service announcement from the public service announcement company

Kids, when you're spending those votes for the day, you may sometimes be tempted to "go with the crowd" for popularity's sake. I'm here to tell you that's a sucker's way to use this vital democratic tool. Although commiserating with your chums over node-voting habits may be a relaxing way to spend your workday, if that person is only willing to 'go with' you for the way you vote, then they're someone you don't want to spend your time with!
Seriously, the community's opinion of a node should not matter when you vote on it.
(yes, there's worst nodes and best nodes. But they exist as negative and positive reinforcement mechanisms, I think)
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Re: Re: Experience for nodes (to display or not)
by l2kashe (Deacon) on Feb 03, 2003 at 17:09 UTC
    I guess I could sort by best, and while thats close to what I am looking for, its not really. I dont want to munge the relative order of posts, I just want the ability to see what other people think about posts. Im not talking about "going with the crowd" for voting, so much as seeing how people react to thoughts posted.

    Its more of an itch than anything else. Sometimes people have blunt/direct/harsh comments for posts, other times people are pretty easy going, and conversations ramble. I just want the ability to gander at how the rest of the community reacts to those types of posts.

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