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Re^3: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

by apotheon (Deacon)
on Oct 23, 2004 at 09:59 UTC ( #401798=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
in thread Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

Anyone that shows up at the polling location for the food instead of for the voting shouldn't be voting anyway. An uninformed vote is worse than no vote at all.

- apotheon
CopyWrite Chad Perrin


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Re^4: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
by chaoticset (Chaplain) on Oct 24, 2004 at 22:28 UTC
    Exactly how well-informed do you think most voters happen to be?


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    You are what you think.

      Not very. Most of them have never heard of, for instance, Michael Badnarik or David Cobb. Many are not aware that John Kerry's current plan for total withdrawal from Iraq is more long-term than Bush's current plan, and that he supports renewing the USA PATRIOT Act. Many are not aware that Bush supports renewing the federal assault weapon ban.

      I have a question for you: Why do you ask?

      - apotheon
      CopyWrite Chad Perrin
        Remember, this is *perl*monks, not *politic*monks. Please leave it at the door.
        I ask because the implication that uninformed voters is bad would only seem logical if you believed that most voters were well-informed to begin with.


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        You are what you think.

Re^4: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
by Jenda (Abbot) on Oct 25, 2004 at 13:31 UTC

    I wonder what's the reason for the downvotes to apotheon's node. If you disagree you should speak up, not just click "vote". I definitely do agree with him.

    Jenda
    We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
    Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
    Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
       -- P. Simon in Mrs. Robinson

      Do you think the number of posts on perlmonks should explode, with the majority of the posts being Me too (for the up-voters speaking up) and Me not (for the down-voters speaking up)?

        Certainly not, but I'd like to hear why or how do people disagree. If someone posts an incorrect advice you don't just downvote it, you post a correction.

        Jenda
        We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
        Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
        Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
           -- P. Simon in Mrs. Robinson

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