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Re: Anonymous Monk Voting/XP

by phydeauxarff (Priest)
on Nov 07, 2005 at 13:36 UTC ( #506325=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Anonymous Monk Voting/XP

Anonymous Monks would be held more accountable

This statement seems to be contradictory - the reason folks post anonymously is often that they don't want to be held accountable.

Anonymous Monk isn't one person whom you can control, it is a legion of folks

IMHO, the whole pupose of the voting and experience system is to encourage both personal participation and accountability. If I post things that this community deems inappropriate, then I incur the results of that action.

If a monk posts anonomously something that the community doesn't like, then that monk isn't held accountable because they have decided remain anonymous.

Regarding giving anonymous monk XP, I just don't see the value. Again, XP is meant to encourage participation yet those that post anonymously aren't wanting to particpate in that manner, otherwise they would register and/or post as themselves.

Regarding those who decide to vote or not on anonymous postings, that is their priveledge. There is not steadfast requirement on how one uses their votes here. They have every right to vote as they, not we, feel appropriate.

While your premise is well thought and well stated, I disagree that this is a problem that needs to be solved.

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