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Say no to John Snow ;o)

by frankus (Priest)
on May 24, 2002 at 15:30 UTC ( #169109=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Node Tension

"Oh yeah, ooh, ah, that's how it always starts, but then later there's running, then screaming".

Originally I liked this idea, but viewing votes for a post is often irrelevant.
It is the replies that make people think hard, and possibly vote.

I rarely down-vote a node, instead I upvote reasoned replies.
This is where the real tension lies.
The difference, in votes, between a node and it's children seems a better benchmark of interesting nodes.
For me, the statistical wobble of one node doesn't offer insight into the consensus of opinion, whilst it is amusing.
Part of that amusement is seeing people react superficially to the wording of a post.

It takes effort to reply, or view replies, more so than clicking a check box in one of the main areas..


Brother Frankus.


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Re: Say no to John Snow ;o)
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on May 24, 2002 at 15:39 UTC
    That, my friend, is an excellent thought. Measuring tension by thread rather than by node would indeed be more interesting to me than a single node. Any thoughts on how to represent thread tension concisely? I'll have to mull on that one for a while.


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