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Re: Re: Re: Downvoting & XP

by Elgon (Curate)
on May 05, 2004 at 09:32 UTC ( #350721=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Downvoting & XP
in thread Downvoting & XP

*Deep breath*


Be at peace, calm, passive. I'm fairly sure that no one wants anybody to be some kind of rubber-stamped boring programmer here. On the other hand, you sometimes seem to revel in your ability to irritate people by venting spleen about them and their opinions. People do not generally downvote a post because they do not personally agree with the opinions there, they do so because of the way that the post is put forward or the fact that it contains personal attacks. You do seem to have a habit of attacking or criticizing people who disagree with you.

Disputation and argument are good - the hottest fire makes the strongest steel - but when this breaks down into abuse or when an opinion or point is asserted with no underlying argument, the alloy is ruined.

If you wish to be a maverick, and express radical opinions or those which you know will make you unpopular, or do so in what appears to be a rude way, you cannot very well then turn around and expect people not to do the same in return by downvoting you; As I have regretfully done here.


FWIW - I did not study a computer science related subject at University, I studied Chemistry and French, but I have been programming since I was about nine and now spend a great deal of my time fixing broken code in "the real world". Much of what is discussed here is a tad academic for most of the coding/fixing I do, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a good idea to pay attention.

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