|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
wise downvoting ?by arhuman (Vicar)
|on May 29, 2001 at 19:47 UTC||Need Help??|
Just my 0.33Euro thought ;-)
I globally aggree with your point of view, most the reasons you give to downvote seem legit to me :
I understand that It may 'scramble' the info and be considered has something to be fighted (although I prefer /msg to educate in this case)
But some doesn't seem so legit IMHO :
How will you be sure that you didn't miss a joke
(I did once and downvoted tilly !!)
Are you sure you have all elements to find if a post is funny ?
(where you on the CB just before davorg made is pony AM post ?)
How can you be sure that someone is posting to gain XP and not only to be kind or add something (an info/nuance that again you may miss...)
Don't get me wrong !
I'm not saying that what you do is bad,
I'm just defending the Idea that if there's any chance that a post may be legit, we must not downvote it.
It MAY seems a way (not funny/XP whoring) and not be just like it seems...
There's enough "good" reason to downvote why not to stick with those ones ?
As a last word, a downvote is only useful if you explain why you donwvote (hint use /msg ;-)
Be brave enough to do it, I wasn't always but I try.
Try it too, and you'll see that you'll soon focus on ++ then...
"Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)