in reply to Downvoting -- No XP

I disagree.
  • XP doesn't mean anything -- so what?
  • A lot of people for some reason, do find XP to be important. This would prevent them from downvoting. I think that downvoting is a Good Thing. It helps weed out bad posts/flames/etc. On the other hand, encouraging upvoting simply inflates all the posts, which makes finding the best nodes more difficult.
  • If you really wanted XP to mean something, then you should ONLY get XP if other people vote on your nodes. However, this might discourage voting (thanks to Laziness).
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    Re: Re: Downvoting -- No XP
    by Biker (Priest) on May 24, 2002 at 13:51 UTC

      "A lot of people for some reason, do find XP to be important."

      For some reason, these are very often people trying to work their way 'up' in the XP scale, with the ultimate goal of achieving sainthood. Few Saints give major importance to XP.

      "It helps weed out bad posts/flames/etc."

      I agree that it helps, but the ultimate tool for that still remains the consideration and potential reaping actions.

      Everything went worng, just as foreseen.