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RE: (4): Limit on voting down a person (Run in circles, scream and shout)by tilly (Archbishop)
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I disagree with you, and I disagree with you for one huge reason. I disagree on what "harm" means.
To me the posting levels are a fun joke. They mean nothing. Yeah, my rating is higher today than it was yesterday. At the current rate it will take 2-3 days to rise as much as it had been rising in one day. I really don't care. I wouldn't mind if it was driven down as fast as it ever rose.
To me harm is measured in people not present and technical contributions not made. I am telling you flat out that btrott was far from the first or only person to tell me that harm by my definition has happened. From the start of my publically commenting on this I have consistently said several things:
Incidentally I downvoted your post simply because I think I have made my opinion on what I consider "damage" to be so clear that it is simply ridiculous for you to have avoided that issue. Having competent posters stop posting for extended periods because of perceived BS is harm. Having someone's rating go up and down like a yo-yo because of a joke most emphatically does not.
FYI the specific technical topic that I mentioned is one I have an opinion on, and is something that I intend to post. That I may not do that for some time qualifies as specific harm in my books. (My kind of harm, not yours.)