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Re^2: Way to un-frontpage nodes?

by bassplayer (Monsignor)
on Jun 04, 2009 at 13:52 UTC ( #768434=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
in thread Way to un-frontpage nodes?

Why do you use 'INDIAN' guys there?, you could have just told guys; can't you?

I agree, most unfortunate. No wonder that the user chose to post anonymously.

I too noticed this group of nodes, and it raised flags for me too. I have in the past taken time to point out what I thought were abuses, but when I looked close at this, my impression was that there were a few fellows from Chennai enjoying PerlMonks, and who likely access the site at the same time of day (off hours for most over here). I did opt not to vote for the first reply to many of those nodes since they were front-paged by the first replier. No rule against doing it, but many dislike the practice because it gives the impression of XP gathering.

I hope that you "Indians guys" continue to enjoy this site as much as those who found it before you and those who will come after. People here are very protective of this site, but as you can see it's worth protecting. Don't let this taint your monk experience.

Heh, and if you are just one person, choose one user and continue down your monk path.

Update: Reposting nodes from other sites is, of course, unacceptable. Those who did this should repent :-) but not be cast away. There have been several 'questionable' users who went on to contribute meaningful dialogue once they righted their ships.

bassplayer


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Re^3: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
by ysth (Canon) on Jun 04, 2009 at 15:41 UTC
    I did opt not to vote for the first reply to many of those nodes since they were front-paged by the first replier. No rule against doing it, but many dislike the practice because it gives the impression of XP gathering.
    So we should especially honor those that frontpage nodes to which they've replied because it's the right thing for those nodes, since they now know it may cost them XP in addition to garnering criticism.

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      An interesting point. It does ultimately boil down to whether the node is clearly front-page worthy -- if so, then one should not be penalized for answering first. In this case, there was nothing expecially noteworthy about these nodes (not saying they shouldn't have been front-paged, just not overwhelming front-page candidates). Also, the users involved were rather new, so I didn't think that potential cost of front-paging and being the first replier would have been a relevant dissuasion here.

      Off-Topic: Heh, I've also heard the argument made that we should let big SUVs drive in the HOV lanes instead of hybrids because they use much more gas sitting in traffic than hybrids. Pick your poison -- smog or smug.

      bassplayer

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