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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.

Cheers!


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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.
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 perlmonks.org 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; }
    :)

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