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Re: Thoughtless voting?

by tinita (Parson)
on Jan 30, 2011 at 13:58 UTC ( #885121=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Thoughtless voting?

Penalizing upvotes where some sufficient (ummm. Yeah, we might have trouble finding a concensus on a value for "sufficient") ratio of Monks have downvoted a node
wow... please think about what that actually means. "If you vote for the minor communist party you will be taken away your right to vote, because the majority voted for the democrats or the republicans, so you must be wrong!"
Creation of a (strictly limited) order of Monks -- ... by prepending a warning -- something on the order of "Do NOT upvote this node. OP" ...(showed no effort | mistook the Monastery for a codewriting service | is grossly off-topic | etc)
What the hell is the meaning of voting if you are influenced like that?
Is anyone else (concerned | annoyed | {some other negative}) about this? Or is this merely a worthwhile price for passing out votes on rep as we do?
one of your examples was: "Reputation: -9 (+3 -12)" so there were 3 upvotes (which were undeserved in your opinion). the node still has a negative reputation of 9. so where is the problem?

You know, I'm not in the group of people that scream "Censorship!" whenever some forum content is edited or even only moved in a different section. But clearly your suggestions would have a manipulative effect. Please think if it was like that with real elections. Some guys standing in front of the polling booths and telling everybody: "You know, this candidate for the animal rights party is a disgusting idiot, please do not vote for him".


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