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Re: Looking for "random upvote" script

by bluto (Curate)
on Dec 12, 2006 at 19:01 UTC ( #589360=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Looking for "random upvote" script

It would be nice if down voting was disabled for posts older than a few days. The voter should be able to discern that a node is worthless within a short time frame, like the rest of the population. On the other hand, figuring out whether something is good can take a while.

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Re^2: Looking for "random upvote" script
by webfiend (Vicar) on Dec 13, 2006 at 08:25 UTC

    I don't downvote posts often, but I don't want to lose that power. My votes are based on an estimation of its value to me and my opinion of what it contributes to a conversation. I want to keep the ability to downvote a post that really gets under my skin, even if it's been six years since it was written. If there's enough crap in a post, it's going to stink no matter how old it is.

Re^2: Looking for "random upvote" script
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Dec 12, 2006 at 20:19 UTC
    The voter should be able to discern that a node is worthless within a short time frame....

    Except for tutorials, meditations, snippets, reviews....

      I'm missing your point. If something deserves a down vote, it needs it now, not six months from now. If it's bad advice or just inflammatory, many eyes will see it and some will respond. A "Best Practice" post which seemed fine two years ago, may be down voted if posted today, but I fail to see the reason why one would hunt it down and down vote it now.

        Ah, I missed the word down in your original post. I still disagree, but much less strongly. I apologize for the confusion.

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