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One week left until potential XP loss for casting down-votes

by tye (Cardinal)
on Dec 10, 2007 at 18:29 UTC ( #656189=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

It has been quite a while since I most recently announced History now influences voting. It has been over a week since I implemented Why does the XP nodelet say that I have "dog" votes left? (which provides a visual indication in the XP nodelet with a link for more information for those who have recently cast a lot of down-votes). All of the above have been announced in Tidings.

One week from the date of this node (within a few hours), I will enable the last feature and people will, for the first time, have a potential for losing XP for casting mostly down-votes.

Given the nature of the change and the experience of people asking questions about "what changed?" despite nodes in PMD and updates in Tidings, I am hoping that a second PMD node may get just a few more people to not be surprised. I've contemplated doing something more drastic like a quest or sneaking something into a page heading, but I don't like those ideas much and PMD and Tidings are the places people should look so perhaps more people will learn that. The XP nodelet change should be a big clue stick for those who might be impacted by this last-to-be-applied change. And this clear node title should help (update: title made more clear, s/for down-voting/for casting down-votes/).

- tye        

Comment on One week left until potential XP loss for casting down-votes
(OT) Link to Tidings nodelet?
by Argel (Prior) on Dec 10, 2007 at 23:45 UTC
    Hmm, so what nodelet is Tidings noramlly listed in? I have the following:
    1. Approval Nodelet
    2. Node Status
    3. Free Nodelet
    4. Sections
    5. Tick tock
    6. Chatterbox
    7. Voting Booth
    8. Personal Nodelet
    9. Find Nodes
    10. Information
    11. Leftovers
    12. Settings Nodelet

    . . . and I don't see a link to Tidings in any of them. Maybe it should be added to the Information nodelet (or Leftovers)? [ I already added it to my free nodelet but I'm wondering if others are unware of it. ]

      It's in the Cabalist's Nodelet.

      90% of every Perl application is already written.
      dragonchild

      It is the last link in the navigation header (labeled "What's New"). It is also in the Information nodelet with a similar label.

      - tye        

        Ahh, I see. You linked to "Tidings" but the "What's New" links uses the Node ID and I was just eyeballing for recently visited links. Thanks!

      It's in the Information nodelet as "What's New at PerlMonks" (or "What's New at PerlMonks*" if you haven't read it since it was last changed). It's also in the main menu as "What's New".

        Is there a way to duplicate the '*' behaviour if I add Tidings to my Personal Nodelet?


        I humbly seek wisdom.
Re: One week left until potential XP loss for casting down-votes (done)
by tye (Cardinal) on Dec 17, 2007 at 19:38 UTC

    Done.

    - tye        

Re: One week left until potential XP loss for casting down-votes
by Cop on Dec 18, 2007 at 05:46 UTC

    I have been on this forum long enough, and the craziness over XP has never ceased to amaze me.

      I personally believe that this is a very positive circumstance: how bad should we feel, if we knew you were bored? I hope that the Monastery as a whole will also never cease to amaze you.

      --
      If you can't understand the incipit, then please check the IPB Campaign.
Re: One week left until potential XP loss for casting down-votes
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 17, 2008 at 22:36 UTC
    So much for free speech. Here, let me spread some more egg shells on the ground.

      Two questions

      • Where does PerlMonks claim to provide you with Free Speech?
      • How does having consequences for anonymously voting on something limit your free speech?


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      Eric Hodges

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