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Re^3: Troll Warning

by fokat (Deacon)
on Nov 18, 2005 at 15:21 UTC ( #509821=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Troll Warning
in thread Troll Warning

Dear Roy Johnson:

As usual, a very well thought post (++). Just a quick comment...

We could provide a link to Worst Nodes on every post that has made the list, but that would be a badge, which I'm trying to avoid.

But the rep, in itself, is a kind of badge. Although you see it after your vote is cast, it may very well influence your criteria for voting nodes for the same monk that come later.

It would also be kind of harsh to the people whose posts are at -1 or -2.

I agree, although these either won't end up in worst nodes (at least, for a long time).

Best regards

-lem, but some call me fokat


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Re^4: Troll Warning
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Nov 18, 2005 at 15:36 UTC
    I think you misunderstood a couple of things. By "badge", I didn't mean something like a scarlet letter that will color people's opinions, but rather something like a merit badge — a trophy of success and achievement. A very low rep is a badge of that sort, and by discouraging extreme downvoting, it will be less likely for trolls to achieve.
    [posts with reps of -1 or -2] won't end up in worst nodes
    Actually, they frequently do make the "of The Day" list. As I'm writing this, only the top 2 (of 10) worst nodes of the day are more negative than -2. I don't know how long such posts typically sit there.

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