|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: How node in SOPW is answered? I suggest author's ability to reject bad answersby Jazz (Curate)
|on Jul 24, 2002 at 00:51 UTC||Need Help??|
Why censor people who are trying to help you?
Put yourself in position that you propose everyone should be put in...
You post what you perceive to be a good and useful answer. You feel happy that you tried to help by giving back to the community . Then one of the following happens:
It doesn't sound like a beneficial proposal from this standpoint, does it.
Also, I disagree with your "Simple downvoting does not seems enough to me" comment.
IMHO, downvoting in the case of someone trying to help (even if it's an incorrect answer) is not just cause for downvoting. Incorrect answers should result in a /msg to the author letting them know about the mistake or a constructive reply to their post. I only downvote when people abuse, slander, or are intentionally giving bad information (e.g. "rm -rf will fix your problem").
I can see of no good reason for this kind of censorship, and hope that it never comes to reality.