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Re^4: Automatic downvote

by kcott (Archbishop)
on Apr 01, 2023 at 09:12 UTC ( #11151409=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Automatic downvote
in thread Automatic downvote

++ I pretty much agree with everything you've written here except for posting in a different section. Your suggestion of a preface along the lines of "I saw X, it inspired me to write Y" might go some way to mitigating the downvotes of his posts; however, I tend to agree with other responses: bad code and forcing unwanted presentation preferences on others will still garner downvotes.

Maybe if the preface specifically stated it was code intended to be compatible with 5.004, TinyPerl, or other; and included an exposition of choices such as:

His posts would probably attract (more) upvotes; although, all of the <font>, bgcolor=, and other annoying and unwanted presentation artifacts would also need to be absent. Other considerations, such as appropriate use of <readmore> or <spoiler> tags, and disuse of inordinately verbose (wall-of-text) sections, would be well-advised.

— Ken

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