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Re: (Kidding) XP-whoring HOW-TO

by RhetTbull (Curate)
on Jun 11, 2001 at 17:59 UTC ( #87485=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Kidding) XP-whoring HOW-TO

When you write, try to put things in such a way that it will be easy to point to your nodes
All kidding aside, I don't understand the reasoning behind downvoting posts because a monk links to his or her own nodes. I've done it a couple of times to avoid repeating something that was already said. I don't know if the posts were downvoted or not since I don't much care what my XP is but I have noticed more than one discussion about said practice.

As far as I'm concerned, the whole post ++/-- thing is about improving the quality of our community, not about who does or doesn't have the most XP. If a monk has already written a post that can help answer a question or provide value to a conversation, why shouldn't he or she link to that post?

And one more thing, why do people feel a need to place value on their XP? Are we all really that insecure? Seriously -- I don't understand why it matters. Any thoughts?

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Re: Re: (Kidding) XP-whoring HOW-TO
by xphase_work (Pilgrim) on Jun 11, 2001 at 18:18 UTC
    I think the reason people feel the need to place value on XP, or
    at least in my case, is that it's exciting to gain levels. It's like
    in games, you get really excited the first few levels that you increase.
    After you have gone up several levels you don't need that feeling

    I think that a bit of XP-whoring when a new user is good,
    because new users have to learn things like how to post here, how to
    respond to nodes, and they actually have to learn, instead of just
    posting a question and getting an answer without any effort on their part.

    On a side note: I wonder if subliminal XP-whoring works? ^_^


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