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RE: prevent votes on anonymous posts

by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain)
on Jul 17, 2000 at 16:35 UTC ( #22842=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to prevent votes on anonymous posts

I know that we could not encourage everyone else to do this, but my policy is that I do not vote AM posts down, usually because that has no effect at all. I typically ignore it.

But if the AM post is really good, I will vote it up. That way I know that it has a chance it will show on the Best Nodes list.


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RE: RE: prevent votes on anonymous posts
by turnstep (Parson) on Jul 17, 2000 at 18:27 UTC

    I base my decision solely on the quality of the node, not who wrote it. It does not matter to me if it was written by AM, a registered user, or created by a power surge through the server. :) Except vroom of course - one should never vote his down. Who knows what will happen when his script kicks in:

    if ($vote=-1 and $node->{owner} eq "vroom") { &SendToUser($Locusts && $Plagues && $Telemarketers); $Users->{XP} -= (rand 50) +50; }

RE: RE: prevent votes on anonymous posts (kudra: doesn't -- affect anon posts)
by kudra (Vicar) on Jul 17, 2000 at 16:46 UTC
    Won't voting it down increase the chance of the node having a fatal accident?

    But I, too, am less likely to vote on an anon monk post. It has to be really good or bad for me to bother.

      To be honest, I don't think any node has ever suffered a fatal accident. A few have quietly passed away under the protection of a DNR signed by the author, but none (that I know of) have been voted into extinction. Which is amazing considering the incredably low reputation of some posts. Of course, the best person to ask would be the regulator himself.

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