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Re: How I vote

by mdillon (Priest)
on Apr 10, 2005 at 22:18 UTC ( #446473=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How I vote

I expect you're probably seeing downvotes on your node. That's because of this widely held voting tenet:

  • If the node talks about voting, -- the node.

Within the category of "nodes about voting", nodes that actually complain about being downvoted get downvoted the most. I don't think your node will suffer as bad as one of those, but I've seen a lot of nodes about voting get low reps and I've seen references to this trend in a few nodes and Chatterbox exchanges.

I guess now that my node is probably due for some downvotes, since it's talking about voting too.

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Re^2: How I vote
by naChoZ (Curate) on Apr 11, 2005 at 00:11 UTC

    If the node talks about voting, -- the node.

    Not necessarily. I've seen the topic come up occasionally without negative reaction. It's not so much the discussion of voting that is received negatively, it's when people start telling other people how they should vote. It doesn't particularly seem to matter whether it is polite and non-confrontational or not. When certain words start creeping into those posts, ought, should, must, because... That's when they always seem to attract those -- votes.

    As for the OP's question: I tend to be liberal with the ++ votes, but sparse with the -- votes. I tend to vote similarly anyway, with a few extra conditions. Nodes that I add to my personal nodelet always get a ++. Nodes that generate a lot of interesting discussion general get a ++, even if I don't agree with the OP. I have to admit I do tend to selfishly upvote my monk heroes without much regard to content, though. :)

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Re^2: How I vote
by cog (Parson) on Apr 11, 2005 at 09:14 UTC
    If the node talks about voting, -- the node.

    I do understand your feeling, but isn't that making the subject kind of a tabu? A forbidden subject?

    I don't think that's the way to go, given how many perlmonks have questions about the voting system.

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