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Re: Just curious: is there a BOT that downvotes "me?"

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Jul 15, 2015 at 11:53 UTC ( #1134859=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Just curious: is there a BOT that downvotes "me?"

Here is a summary of the reasons why I often downvote your posts:

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Re^2: Just curious: is there a BOT that downvotes "me?"
by chacham (Prior) on Jul 15, 2015 at 14:20 UTC

    It looks like you forgot the preamble:

    When in the Course of the Web's events, it becomes necessary for one website's users to dissolve the bands which have connected them with another user, and to assume among the powers of the network, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of The Web and of The Internet's Nature entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all monks are created equal, that they are endowed by vroom with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Anonymity and the pursuit of Perlness. --That whenever any Monk becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the the other Monks to downvote or to squelch him, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Sanity and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Monks long established should not be banned for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that monkkind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by banning the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and tirades, posting invariably the same Material, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Monks, and to provide new Monks for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Monks; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Freedom of Monks. The history of the present sundialsvc4 of Perl Monks is a history of repeated complaints and scrawls, all having in direct object the establishment of nonsense throught this Site. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

      I'd like to apologise. I down-voted your post above; and I regret having done so.

      At first reading -- scanning really -- I did not recognise the only somewhat familiar piece you were 'paraphrasing', and interpreted it as a 'in support of individual freedoms' and anti-'collective actions' piece.

      Having re-read it, I think it is in support of the idea that: an individual's freedoms must be curtailed, where their exercise encroaches on or curtails the individual rights of others.

      I can't give the vote back, nor correct by another upvote; so please accept my apology.

      Even if I was right originally; and am now mistaking your intent; the fact that I voted on the basis of what I expected from you, rather than what you are actually saying, means that I should not have voted. To that end, I encourage people to downvote (or at least non-vote) this apology.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      I'm with torvalds on this Agile (and TDD) debunked I told'em LLVM was the way to go. But did they listen!

        Thank you for apologizing, though it really is not required. I expect downvotes (as one should). And, it doesn't even show up in the tally.

        a 'in support of individual freedoms' and anti-'collective actions' piece.

        Even in the other posts, i was not advocating one position over the other. It just bothers me when people excuse their own choices by saying the other options have no merit. This is sometimes done unconsciously, by not evaluating the other side properly. My comments were merely to bring out the other side. Once someone says they understand it (and i believe them) but they still choose what they choose, i stop.

        Regardless, over here, eyepopslikeamosquito's listing reminded me of the DOI, to the point where i thought it'd be funnier (and to the point) with it. So, i added my comment. I did debate it for a moment because it makes it sound like i am for these ideas. But, humor won out. :) To be clear, i am neither for nor against taking action.

        the fact that I voted on the basis of what I expected from you, rather than what you are actually saying, means that I should not have voted.

        I appreciate the sentiment. Thank you.

        Not the first time its been ruefully down voted by the British
        Even if I was right originally; and am now mistaking your intent; the fact that I voted on the basis of what I expected from you, rather than what you are actually saying, means that I should not have voted. To that end, I encourage people to downvote (or at least non-vote) this apology.

        Upvoted for apologising and to counter your encouragement - there is no such thing as penitence by downvote. Posts get votes, yours is fine. Ask the gods to sack your XP - I can't, and wouldn't ;-)


        perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

        B-to-the-UK wrote:

        I did not recognise the only somewhat familiar piece...

        I believe he's spoofing the Magna Carta, yes?

Re^2: Just curious: is there a BOT that downvotes "me?"
by stevieb (Abbot) on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:36 UTC

    ^ that, right there. I don't personally down vote anybody (I think I may have used less downvotes than I can count on one hand), but I do agree with what eyepopslikeamosquito has said here.

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