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Re^2: Proposal: eliminate down-votes

by Your Mother (Canon)
on Jun 01, 2012 at 04:14 UTC ( #973673=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
in thread Proposal: eliminate down-votes

Consider this point: why do we have PerlMonks, anyway?

To learn and improve Perl and related practices. I cannot recall seeing you post code and I have disagreed with every practice argument you've made recently. I propose that we eliminate monks who do not include code in at least 50% of their non-meditative posts.

A great many other sites on the Internet have made the decision to eliminate down-votes. Should we not?

No. We should not. “A great many other sites” online are dung heaps frequented only by gluttonous flies. This is the only site I visit where one must have the chops or the backing evidence to speak out or be clobbered with same. Like JavaFan—who I seem to be channeling—and others, I've been considering “leaving” to put my surplus dev time into more rewarding areas. Losing downvotes would seal the deal.

I cannot remember the last time I agreed with Argel++, the monk I stalk with downvotes, but he was right on previously in this thread: Instead of trying to remove the ability to down vote, you should be meditating on how to become a better Monk.


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Re^3: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
by patcat88 (Deacon) on Jun 09, 2012 at 18:58 UTC
    sundialsvc4 not posting code isn't the problem. He argues alot of theory and pedagogy and he makes you think twice if your current code or current design the best one you can use.

      I personally like some of sundialsvc4's insight (as always in life though, I don't agree with all of it), but thanks to this being Perl, there's always Tim Toady ;)

      With that said, given this is a site about programming Perl, and that we are almost all here to see code, I believe that code wins arguments.

      he makes you think twice if your current code or current design the best one you can use.

      Were it the case, I'd be upvoting rather than downvoting him.

      Trouble is, most of the time, he's not providing the service of a quick reality check, but rather the disservice of a bum steer down a blind alley of long redundant, archaic knowledge.

      And for the record, there are at least 100 other unique examples, and many, despite-corrections, repetitions I can cite.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      The start of some sanity?

        fwiw, I love your 'stand-up-ed-ness' and blatant honesty. Goes without saying that it is awesome knowing that you can back up everything you say with fact. Kudos bro.

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