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Re: ^3 skipped days, skipped votes

by rozallin (Curate)
on Jan 01, 2003 at 23:38 UTC ( #223642=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: skipped days, skipped votes
in thread skipped days, skipped votes

I think everyone was affected in some manner or other on 01 Jan 2003. I got 13 votes which were left over from yesterday; others I have spoken to got none at all.

I've always considered the glitch to be a "feature" because I came across the following from Vynce's homenode:

also, on the subject of meaningless data, i was the perlmonks scapegoat for the first time on June 26th, 2001. (The scapegoat is whatever lucky monk on any given day receives no votes despite being entitled to one or more)

But seeing as how widespread this behaviour seems to have become I think it's probably worth the intervention of the gods to make sure glitches like the one which happened today don't occur frequently, and maybe even having a ballot to see whether we should remove this rather quirky feature from the Monastery anyway. Voting is, after all, a right. :)

Update: tye explained in the Chatterbox that the process died, which explains why people weren't allocated their fresh votes. Fair enough.

-- Rozallin J. Thompson
The Webmistress who doesn't hesitate to use strict;


Comment on Re: ^3 skipped days, skipped votes
Re: Re: ^3 skipped days, skipped votes
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 02, 2003 at 02:25 UTC
    Voting is, after all, a right.

    Depends what country you live in, and definately doesn't apply on other's websites. Don't take it for granted.

    Although judging from the :) you weren't serious 8-D.

Re: Re: ^3 skipped days, skipped votes
by Marza (Vicar) on Jan 02, 2003 at 21:31 UTC
      Update: tye explained in the Chatterbox that the process died, which explains why people weren't allocated their fresh votes. Fair enough.

    Ahh ok! I saw that as well. I only thought "wow I didn't think I was up that late! Thanks for this finding out!

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