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RE: What's with all of the unnecessary downvoting?

by AgentM (Curate)
on Nov 14, 2000 at 02:27 UTC ( #41454=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What's with all of the unnecessary downvoting?

I've experienced the same phenomena, noticeably after I dissected a small utility script. I actually didn't notice, but Ovid alerted me to the fact and notified me that he had upvoted my nodes just as a bit of a buffer. I'm grateful, but really it wasn't necessary. I just take it with a grain of salt. Normally, I find and I consider my daily votes as a buffer against ANY -- damage that can be done to me. This ensures my XP will be positive everyday! :-) The true XP is that derived from good posts! Sorry, but I don't share your sympathies- I guess I just don't care enough. Especially for a guy like you who makes a buttload of XP daily, is it really worth ranting about a loss of some 5 XP? Sure, the guy's a dipstick, just ignore him and he'll go away.
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RE: RE: What's with all of the unnecessary downvoting?
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Nov 14, 2000 at 02:31 UTC
    Actually the occasional down-voting doesn't really bother me. It's a bit of a nuisance, but isn't isolated to me (though I guess I did extend my rant to include them at the end). I was just concerned about the systematic downvoting with multiple user accounts (at essentially the same time, or at least far enough apart to be explained by a logout/login). Either we have 2 nuisances, or 1 serious nuisance that could potentially become much worse.

      We have hundreds of active monks. I think you are currently the number one fastest moving monk. So 0.5% of the community took notice and decided that they didn't like you, you post too much, you are getting XP too fast, they are jealous, you somehow pissed them off, or whatever.

      In a community of this size, if you don't manage to piss off a couple of people, then you aren't very visible. If you actually know a few people that you've pissed off, then you might be psychic or a jerk. (: So just expect to piss off a few people who don't make their feelings public. You wouldn't even know about them if it weren't for the negative votes.

      Ignore the negative votes. You and we will be happier.

      Update: It just occurred to me... maybe they are tired of never getting a chance to be the first to repond to a node. :)

              - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
        I didn't realise other people had the same thought... I know in my few efforts to gain a few XP I've had to be really fast to post otherwise one of the big guns tends to rip off a quick answer. This worked against me double because I would often have to check my answer to be really sure, while other monks know these things off by heart. While I shudder at the thought of telling anyone here what to do, maybe if a question was posted that "everyone knows the answer to", let one of the younger monks take it on. That way they get experience, confidence and a sense of community.

        Before anyone says "ahaaa, you're the evil one", I've only ever voted down factually incorrect nodes.


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