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Re: Maximum down-votes per monk/day

by ww (Archbishop)
on May 14, 2013 at 15:53 UTC ( #1033512=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Maximum down-votes per monk/day

Thought: while I am as a BIG believer in downvotes for bad answers (ie, wrong or off target) as I am for bad SOPWs (insuff info, gimme's, repeated questions that have already been answered for the specific OP and such like) you might want, instead, to write well-considered replies as correctives. If your unnamed poster insists that 2+2 = 5, why feel free to note (even, sarcasticly) that conventional arithmetic holds the correct sum to be 4.

And frankly, since the first several downvotes could boost your XP, it might be hard to distinguish between XP-whoring and a campaign to discourage a spewer of falsehoods.

That said, on to your specific questions: Were you to conduct a vendetta based on poisonality, programming preferences or other inappropriate*1 reasons for downvoting, the Gods (and Tye in particular, in his incarnation as a deity) may have the power to invalidate such votes.) And he has posted (finding it is left as an exercise to those with more ambition than I have at this moment) a fairly detailed explanation of the XP-loss-algorithm.

*1 "inappropriate," that is, for some value of slease, error, obnoxiousness, etc., that I suspect neither you nor I can define in 20 words or fewer.

OT: For me, the capability of downvoting the upvoters of some of the worst SOPWs posted here -- such as the gimme's; the repeated requests for solutions to problems for which the OP has already been given solutions, etc... -- would be a bene.

Update: look for "dog votes" -- an indication you've exceeded the downvote tolerance in tye's rule.


If you didn't program your executable by toggling in binary, it wasn't really programming!

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Re^2: Maximum down-votes per monk/day
by LanX (Chancellor) on May 14, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
    > you might want, instead, to write well-considered replies as correctives.

    I already do, but it starts to conflict with the "don't feed the trolls rule" and a day has limited hours.

    BTW: He is proven to be immune against critic and sarcasm.

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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[Corion]: Maybe doing a double-fork (daemonizing) can make go that information away, but maybe not
[Corion]: But I think my knowledge of unix/Linux datastructures is several decades out of date, so I don't really know what information it keeps on processes
[oiskuu]: The useful bits that relate to your process can be found under /proc/self. What information are you thinking of? Tty name?
[tye]: I just daemonized and getlogin() still knew who I had been.
[tye]: perhaps loginuid ? Not that I concede that something not being in /proc means it is not useful.
[Corion]: tye: That's really interesting, but maybe it is because getlogin() returns the name, or the uid, so if that user has been replaced by another user with the same uid in the meantime, that's no problem to the system...
[davido]: or on ubuntu /var/run/utmp
[Corion]: Otherwise, I would imagine that a user with a process still alive would lock that information in memory.
[davido]: so last -f /var/run/utmp on ubuntu provides similar (though more verbose) info

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