In order to avoid the dreaded "Don't talk about XP" backlash, I have done something I never thought I would -- I've gone under the cloak of anonymity. I apologize to all who are offended and annoyed by this, but I've got a question that I'd rather ask without any stigma attached to who I am.
I have noticed, over time, that it seems I am getting more and more negative votes. It does not bother me too much, because the positive votes I get still far outstrip the negative, but I find it a curious thing. Is anyone else noticing this, or is it just something I'm doing differently? I ask more out of curiosity than anything else... I have a feeling it's probably due to the fact that I'm getting more frank and forthright in my posts. Not that I feel I am rude, but I try not to apologize for any harsh statements I may have. This seems to cause an involuntary downvote reaction from a few Monks. Again, I'm just trying to make some observations and am curious to see if any other Monks have shared similar experiences. Feel free to downvote this node to oblivion, but also feel free to explain why. :-)