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Re: Re: Downvoting Aging

by magnus (Pilgrim)
on Feb 16, 2001 at 14:14 UTC ( #58823=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Downvoting Aging
in thread Downvoting Aging

As Reputation grows beyond $NORM, the effects of a downvote are minimized.

i think you are right here... i would expect that "younger" monks are more concerned with -- on their posts because it has a much greater impact on their XP... it can be frustrating to feel like your really beginning to be a part of PM, and then get down voted on a post that is many months old...

it can feel like being punished for past mistakes...

i just got downvoted for reply on my first post four months ago, when i still didn't have any idea how PM even worked... but i lost four XP because of it... this i think is the downside to no downvoting aging: past posts that weren't great get worse...

maybe then i'll have to start all my nodes with: The Scarlet --

having said that, though, i do agree that it doesn't happen enough, or has enough value, to warrent revising the XP system...

magnus


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Re: Re: Re: Downvoting Aging
by epoptai (Curate) on Feb 16, 2001 at 16:22 UTC
    magnus said, "i just got downvoted for reply on my first post four months ago, when i still didn't have any idea how PM even worked... but i lost four XP because of it... this i think is the downside to no downvoting aging: past posts that weren't great get worse..."

    Look on the bright side, great nodes get greater.

    Build it and they will come.

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