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Re: Up-voting exceptional articles by two points

by brusimm (Pilgrim)
on Jan 18, 2007 at 16:44 UTC ( #595283=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Up-voting exceptional articles by two points

The idea of up and down voting does have it's place in some regards, in that perfect world, but the potential for someone to abuse the down-vote option is quite accessible, and when I read about someone who gets slammed by someone who doesn't like them, it's quite disappointing.

Two Ideas in my mind:

ONE: Has anyone considered removing the down-vote option? Nodes that are worthy, will be up-voted, as deemed, and nodes that should be down-voted, are just left in the dust to languish. That's along the lines of "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything."

TWO: If down-voting is deemed required, mayhaps we only allow members of some of the higher order of monks to down-vote. That could eliminate some of the abuse and create a higher level of merit for placed down-votes.

Just a few thoughts.. Regards. -B


Comment on Re: Up-voting exceptional articles by two points
Re^2: Up-voting exceptional articles by two points
by shmem (Canon) on Jan 19, 2007 at 12:36 UTC
    mayhaps we only allow members of some of the higher order of monks to down-vote.

    Wisdom in one domain doesn't mend folly in another. Higher-order-ness doesn't warrant a more sociable and/or responsible behaviour (specially in hidden actions).

    With regard to removing the downvote option: indifference ne express rejection. Removing the downvote option means dropping a helpful corrective.

    <update>

    That corrective would be much more helpful if downvoters would explain their reasons to the author of the post.

    </update>

    --shmem

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