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I've been around long enough to have gathered a few enemies

Such a common claim and so often wrong.

I can always count on 2 or 3 downvotes for every node.

Over the last 8 months you've had a grand total of 6 down-votes, each one cast by a different monk. In that same time you wrote about 16 nodes so your perception doesn't match recent reality. FYI.

The current problem that I have is that I don't like to comment on stale nodes as much as I used to, because the 2 or 3 downvotes that I will get will not be balanced by upvotes, and I don't like to have too many nodes with negative XP. Will this change help with that?

Hard to say. I suspect it will help some. There might be a tiny increase in odds of up-votes going to old threads due to heavily-down-voting monks just trying to get their voteavg up. :) Likely we'll see a reduction in the number of monks who list "comments on long-dead threads" among their pet peeves that are worth down-voting for. Maybe we'll get more monks hitting worst nodes looking for candidates to up-vote.

I think it will still be fairly common (though less common than it was before the change) for a "reasonable" node to get 1 or 2 downvotes. But I also think the change will greatly slow this trend.

- tye        


In reply to Re^2: History now influences voting (enemies) by tye
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    [Corion]: marto: Oh, I'm jealous. I'm going to see DM in Frankfurt, but it's a stadium full of people, so, rather a big thing where you mostly get to see the band on screens ;)
    [marto]: yes, the last time I saw them was in Berlin a few years ago, at the old Olympic stadium
    [marto]: After Sunday I don't think I'll go see them again :)
    [LanX]: Corion: come on, people are people! ;)
    [Corion]: Naah, I think it's still an OK show so far. Their new songs aren't exactly great, but I'm not going there for new material anyway ;)
    [marto]: I got the feeling from the last show that for big sections of it, they were not really into what they were doing
    [Corion]: LanX: Sure, they can bask in my Halo
    [marto]: more so than the previous show I saw
    [Corion]: marto: Well, I think they go a tour every two years and I think it's hard to even get a connection with the crowd at a 20k people concert... But maybe after this time I'll stop too ;)
    [Corion]: I still have to see the Pet Shop Boys live before they stop touring at all

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