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Re: Determining who is worthy of ++ votes

by stephen (Priest)
on Mar 06, 2002 at 18:30 UTC ( #149780=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Determining who is worthy of ++ votes

The first rule of XP is: don't take XP too seriously. That way lies madness, IMHO. :)

Remember, when you're upvoting or downvoting a post, you are primarily concerned with the worth of that particular post. Whether your upvote translates into XP or not is a matter of chance.

There's no way to separate our feelings about the poster from our feelings about the post. Even so, votes should be primarily about the post, and at most secondarily about the poster.

So my answer would be: there's no such thing as too much XP. I upvote merlyn's posts whenever he makes a particularly good point, just as I'd upvote any new user whenever she or he makes a good point.

stephen


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Re: Re: Determining who is worthy of ++ votes
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Mar 08, 2002 at 07:16 UTC

    No, no, no...

    The first rule of XP is, you do not talk about XP.
    The second rule of XP is, you do not talk about XP!*

    All joking aside, I find these to be an excellent pair of rules. :-)

    * Especially not in the chatterbox in a way that might annoy people with excess votes. ;-)



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