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Re: Voting -- problems

by metadoktor (Hermit)
on Feb 18, 2002 at 10:50 UTC ( #146134=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Voting -- problems

I would posit that some people down vote either because they:

1. Don't like the post because something is wrong with it (don't agree with the opinion, think it's misinformation, etc).
2. Didn't understand the post and accidentally think it's bad.
3. Do it as a troll.

I've had perfectly valid posts that were down modded and I assume that in those cases it was a trollish behaviour.

metadoktor

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Comment on Re: Voting -- problems
Re: Re: Voting -- problems
by converter (Priest) on Feb 18, 2002 at 17:48 UTC

    4. Accidents happen. Yes, I confess, I actually clicked -- once and pulled the lever before I realized my mistake. I'm sure others have done the same.

      I know I've been bitten by this in the past. In particular, once I select ++ the focus can remain in that section of the form so that interactions with arrow keys, pgup/pgdn, etc, will actually switch the radio selection to a downvote (--) rather than DWIM. To avoid it I always click on the page background to ensure the focus is no longer on the radio buttons.

      I should add that other interfaces, such as mouse wheels, do not seem to present this problem. But when you have little control over the computer layout (travelling) then you are at the mercy of whatever interface is available.

      Matt

Re: Re: Voting -- problems
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Feb 19, 2002 at 04:47 UTC

    I think the most common reason people probably '--' a node is that they don't agree with the tone. I know most of my posts that have gotten '--'ed (or at least those that I've noticed have negitive rep, as I don't regularly use somthing like repwalker, but that's a different node) I've reread and noticed that they sounded disrespectful to either the Monastery as a whole or to the poster. (Which is almost always accidently; sometimes I let anger from my nonperlish life leak into my posts.)


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