in reply to Extract numbers in multiple bases

I'm sure I'm going to get downvoted for this, but hey, it's my opinion, and it's not like I'm really going to lose much sleep over XP.

Congratulations to the last person who voted this simple request down. I've had it with the trolls, votebots, and general decline of civilization of PM. I'm outta here.

jcwren, your node has a reputation of 109. That's quite a lot. I mean, it's higher than most people's nodes have ever reached, certainly mine. Why are you getting so upset over people downvoting you? That's their opinion, and they're allowed it. It's what the whole freedom of speech thing in the US constitution is about - people disagreeing with others, and being allowed to do so. If people vote your node down, it's because they think you deserve -- XP, and that's their choice. Why can't you just accept that, and move on in life? There's no mechanism in perlmonks for people to say why they downvoted, so you'll never know why people did (unless they own up), but does it really matter? Why do you care so much?

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Re: Re: Extract numbers in multiple bases
by bladx (Chaplain) on Oct 16, 2001 at 08:52 UTC
    Remember, mischief ... is available to ANY other country that has internet access, and software to view this site ... It's what the whole freedom of speech thing in the US constituion is about ... some people aren't from the US ... does the constitution apply to them as well?

    Beside the point, what's the big deal over XP? I know, I used to care about my XP when I first came to the Monastery, and was in awe of nodes of 50 XP or higher :-) but, it really doesn't matter how high or how low you get your XP on various nodes... it's content,content,content ... (or at least it should be.)

    Of course this is just my own free speech ;-) ...

    Andy Summers

      I didn't mean to say that the actual constitution applied to this, only to say that the principle of free speech means that it's someone's right to disagree and voice their opinions - in this case, by voting a post down. (By the way, I live in Prague, the Czech Republic. :-)