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Re: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

by blakew (Monk)
on Nov 30, 2011 at 19:17 UTC ( #940920=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

I would prefer Anonymous postings versus throw-away accounts.

I haven't seen downvotes become a problem, ever, on this site. A worthy post is never hidden because of downvotes - if it's controversial and somewhat abrasive then it invites downvotes for disagreement. Reporting is not a valid way to communicate disagreement. Plus my understanding of the mechanism is downvotes don't much matter unless there's an overwhelming number of them.

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Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 30, 2011 at 21:46 UTC
    The problem arises when people view a post which has already received 1 or several down-votes, and start reading it with the biased presupposition that it is wrong, even if the initial voters were incorrect in their appraisal. If there is going to be down-voting, then the current score a comment has ought to be invisible, otherwise it's just begging for the group mind to condemn it based on the initial first reactions rather than on it's merits when presented without that bias to each new voter.

      Monks or AMs, unless they go looking for a tally (best nodes, worst nodes, etc) readers don't see a vote count on a node UNLESS they've already voted it up or down.

        Oh well, it's been such a long time since I have had any such privilege I didn't realise that. Fair enough that that is the case, but it still doesn't excuse the fascistic hierarchical nature of the local power elite here.

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