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Re: ++ & -- & :-( users - DISSENT

by OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain)
on Apr 11, 2001 at 17:14 UTC ( #71644=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to ++ & -- & :-( users

I'm really tired of the "personality voting" discussion. I may be still wet behind the ears, but this seems to apply to a very few people. We are nameless, and faceless in this community. People know ONLY what we tell them ("I am 6'2", 195 lbs. of solid muscle, with abs of steel and a 220 IQ. I enjoy long walks, and fireside chats. I love kids, and making fine furniture for the ladies. I am an expert at Kung-fu and well versed at quantum mechanics. I don't have as much time for charity as I'd like as I am raising a litter of abandoned kittens...") and by the way we act.

Eliminating personality makes this a factual database, not a community. In a community, you have friends, enemies, fun, and conflict. You have bad days (It's true. It happens.). If I act like a jerk, I expect my analog friends to say so. If someone doesn't like me, don't shake my hand. Call me a jerk. That's the way it goes. Say it too my face, if you can, but if you can't, yell it from across the street. It doesn't matter. Not everyone is going to like me, and that's OK. That's life.

I am also of the opinion that some of my posts suck so badly that you may want to -- them 2x or 3x. If you can't, vote down another of my posts. Whatever. It may not be right in my mind, but you're going to do what you're going to do.

If I am being personality voted, I *may* have a problem with my personality. I may not. It may be you, but I am open to the fact that it may be me, too.

A year ago, when someone kept harassing me trying to persuade me to do something I did not want to do, I got VERY VERY frustrated. I expressed to my wise aunt who asked me simply, "If someone asks you to dance, and you don't want to, let them do their dance. They will eventually get tired and go away." In other words, don't waste the energy dealing with people that you don't like.

Maybe I'll start posting my daily up and down votes on my home node with a small paragraph for each reasoning why I voted the way I did. Then again, I am way too lazy for that.


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