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in reply to Why upvote code if it doesn't work?

Considering that people often reply to a posting without having read the posting they reply to fully, does it really surprise you non-working code gets upvoted?

This entire XP thing is a joke. It's only there so the author(s) of the site can show off their knowledge of HTML widgets. Don't let the ++ and -- labels give you any impression of their meaning - the authors might as well have put yellow, Wednesday, Queen of clubs and Can of tuna there.

Abigail

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Re: Re: Why upvote code if it doesn't work?
by vek (Prior) on Sep 17, 2003 at 03:30 UTC
    This entire XP thing is a joke. It's only there so the author(s) of the site can show off their knowledge of HTML widgets.

    Yeah, and the next thing you know, someone will go off and write a pointless statistics page to display that bloody XP won't they :-)

    -- vek --
Re: Re: Why upvote code if it doesn't work?
by wufnik (Friar) on Sep 17, 2003 at 10:52 UTC
    if only i were better at detecting whether tongues were firmly in cheeks i'd not have to waste bytes on the subject of XP...

    XP has not been a waste for me, even if i am not interested in the XP of the author, the reputation a posting gets provides a way to navigate thru the informational labyrinth that is PM.

    for example, i remember being attracted to the spiralling quine node, also Abigail IIs n-queens regex, because it was linked to by the best nodes. page, and many others, &c &c, apologies for stating the obvious...

    ...wufnik

    -- in the world of the mules there are no rules --
Re: Re: Why upvote code if it doesn't work?
by BUU (Prior) on Sep 17, 2003 at 04:56 UTC
    I agree. Other peoples opinions don't matter at all.