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Abusive Negative Votingby buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain)
|on Jun 09, 2000 at 17:21 UTC||Need Help??|
I try to make an effort to scan through Worst Nodes everyday to correct unfair negative votes, and
I just wanted to say that there seems to be a lot of negative votes that seem spiteful lately. I don't
like it. It's just my personal opinion, but here is an example from MAS4891.
Granted, I understand he asked a question that he could have simply looked up in docs, at least mention that
when you vote someone down. Say "Your answer is here" and provide a pointer to where they can look
it up themselves. Many beginners ask instead of reading the documentation because it makes more sense to
hear it from a human, and they don't always know where to look.
Please, let's be compassionate and understanding of our beginners.
We are all beginners at something.
Thanks for hearing me out.