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Re: On downvoting (Re: Interesting use of the chatterbox...)

by Necos (Friar)
on Apr 12, 2002 at 20:58 UTC ( #158672=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On downvoting (Re: Interesting use of the chatterbox...)
in thread Interesting use of the chatterbox...

In the root post, I pointed out that I was probably going to get downvoted for the node was because I was going to talk about a fairly controversial topic that I know quite a few people will disagree with.

If you walk into a park and there's a sign on it that says "Anything goes," chances are that after some mishaps (theft, fights, etc.), even if the sign says no rules, that the regulars will begin to agree on a type of etiquette. In the case of my root node, I was pointing out a particular type of question, as well as how the question was asked.

When I said Am I being paranoid... I was asking whether or not there was some sort of "etiquette" that had developed in the CB. According to most of the replies, the answer is no.

When I wrote the After -3 rep..., there were only 3 replies or so (I think). By time I finished writing, there were a few more replies (I should note it was like 3AM or something and I was half asleep). I'm just trying to start a discussion on the "etiquette (or lack thereof)" that may have developed over time in the chatterbox. For example, in places like #perl (on IRC), CGI/Apache/WWW specific questions are frowned upon.

In posting this node, I was hoping to start a interesting debate... And, from the looks of it, it somewhat backfired. Oh well...

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by LD2 (Curate) on Apr 13, 2002 at 01:56 UTC
    In the root post, I pointed out that I was probably going to get downvoted for the node was because I was going to talk about a fairly controversial topic that I know quite a few people will disagree with.

    This has been debated in the past and talked about endlessly, I myself am a bit torn on the subject... but I do believe that most people do not downvote because they disagree with the poster of the node. They downvote due to lack of code or lack of communication or lack of research or lack of manners (if a post is crude or rude..), but I think many upvote a node if it's a discussion. Many do not agree and won't agree with what's posted here in Meditations - but if it provokes thought and interest .. whether it's pro or con - I think monks in general upvote or leave neutral the post (of course, this is just my take on it..). Anyways, these discussions is how we get to know one another as well as see outside our daily box.. see how other monks view things from all over the world. It's a bit nice to hear views from the outside. Anyways, don't get discourged Necos with the downvotes.. it'll happen from time to time.

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