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Re^3: Disappearing negative votes. (site docs)

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Feb 16, 2006 at 19:57 UTC ( #530763=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Disappearing negative votes. (site docs)
in thread Disappearing negative votes.

Exactly what lying statistic did you see? You seem to have seen a perfectly accurate sum. The site didn't exactly tell you the /whole/ truth, but it did tell you nothing but the truth.


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Re^4: Disappearing negative votes. (site docs)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 16, 2006 at 20:23 UTC

    Firstly, it was just a question. I noticed something that I was not consciously aware of knowing about, so I asked my question.

    friedo's answer was sufficient to satisfy me that it was a deliberate policy rather than a bug, and despite whatever misgivings I might have about 'authorities' that make undeclared, undiscussed and unassailable blanket decisions about what is "significant", I would almost certainly have left it at that.

    Until...530750, and I responded in kind.

    Don't make too much of the word lies--it is just a paraphrase of the ever popular "lies, damned lies and statistics"--I doubt the machine/site is offended.

    In a world that is filling fast with 'nanny state' ideologies, with our cultures becoming ever more litigious, and where 1984 is becoming manifesto for governments, I thought my 'insurance' gag was quite funny.

    Bottom line. It's not a bug. Question answered.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      where 1984 is becoming manifesto for governments

      Yeah, I hear you. I get mysterious downvotes everytime I talk on the telephone, and say something "politically upsetting" about the fat cats. Now what could the mechanism for that be? If I say anything other than "it's coincidence", I get labelled a paranoid schizophrenic. You can't win, except by ignoring it all.


      I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh
        I get mysterious downvotes everytime I talk on the telephone, and say something "politically upsetting" about the fat cats.

        If the downvotes bother you, you could always conform.


        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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