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Reasons for downvoting

by htoug (Deacon)
on Oct 28, 2004 at 08:35 UTC ( #403310=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
in thread Sainthood via Seniority Simulation

I downvoted it because I felt it was way off-topic.

Instead of a general discussion about the informedness of voters, it turned into a discussion of some election in a far-away country, ie. into a discussion of some (I guess) political commentators whom I don't know - and probably have absolutely no reason to wish to know more about.

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Re: Downvoting
by apotheon (Deacon) on Oct 30, 2004 at 09:00 UTC

    Understandable. I have to ask, though: Did you downvote chaoticset and ysth, too? Did you downvote the first response to the original post for bringing up the subject of politics? I'm not accusing you of anything, just wondering about whether there are differences in the way I've supposedly gone off-topic, in your eyes, from the way others have.

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[Discipulus]: marto also Re^2: Catalyst:: Dispatcher - usage of expand_actions has signature polemic, and yesterday was quoted in CB
[marto]: Discipulus concerned partys should report things. as tye mentioned in his post (linked in the other thread from yesterday) there is an approach and strategy for such things
[Discipulus]: which node yesterday?

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