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Re: Re: Re: /msg me the reason of --

by thelenm (Vicar)
on Dec 01, 2003 at 16:41 UTC ( #311312=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: /msg me the reason of --
in thread /msg me the reason of --

You say that the reason for the downvote is the most important thing, but you also say that you're not interested in the reason behind the downvote if the voter would rather remain anonymous. I don't understand... why wouldn't you be interested in the reason just because you don't know which monk it's coming from? (Obviously the vote is not from Anonymous Monk since he is not allowed to vote.)

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Comment on Re: Re: Re: /msg me the reason of --
Re: /msg me the reason of --
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Dec 01, 2003 at 17:27 UTC
    I can think of a reason. You cannot correlate a vote from an anonymous person to other votes that person made. If you get six times a -- because "the voter doesn't like you", but you don't know who it's coming from, does that mean someone has a deep grudge against you? Or are you just generally unpopular.

    Also, if the -- vote is because "I don't understand the post", does that mean the voter is just picky, lacks knowledge, or whether your post is really unclear? If the voter is someone you think has a pretty decent knowledge, and doesn't use -- often, it's most likely the last reason. If the vote is anonymous, who knows?

    It's the same reason some people aren't interested in contributions of anonymous monk - the postings can't be put in a perspective. Same with anonymous vote reasons.

    Abigail

      Reasons stand on their own merit.
      If you get six times a -- because "the voter doesn't like you", but you don't know who it's coming from, does that mean someone has a deep grudge against you? Or are you just generally unpopular.
      It doesn't matter. It has no merit.
      if the -- vote is because "I don't understand the post", does that mean ... your post is really unclear?
      You look at your post and determine whether you should have been more clear. If you think you did a good job, nuts to the downvoter. It doesn't matter who they were. It's not going to help you to know that someone you respect thought your posting was gibberish, if you don't agree that it's gibberish.

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      It's the same reason some people aren't interested in contributions of anonymous monk - the postings can't be put in a perspective. Same with anonymous vote reasons.

      This whole "can't be put in perspective" reasoning continues to strike me as just so much nonsense. It's kind of like saying that knowing your multiplication tables isn't very useful without understanding number theory.

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