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Re^3: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 30, 2011 at 23:00 UTC ( #940967=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
in thread We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

By posting anonymously I remove your ability to simply down-vote me and move along. This way if you disagree you have no recourse but to use your words to say so, and by doing so you potentially expose the flaw in your thinking, and open up the possibility of discussion and debate. The anonymous feature is useful in the context of the rest of the software, but if down-voting is removed it's usefulness as a defensive shield would diminish, and then it's only use would for anonymous cowards to throw crap without having to stand by their words.


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Re^4: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by jdporter (Canon) on Dec 02, 2011 at 14:40 UTC
    By posting anonymously I remove your ability to simply down-vote me and move along.

    The fallacy there is because it's nodes that get down-voted, not users.

      That's not a fallacy, sure you down-vote the node, but it's the user who logs in to be told they've lost experience points. I'm currently still well into negative figures on my account. I'm slowly clawing my way back towards 0 but I've got a long way to go yet and frankly I can't be bothered even trying, I have no interest in contributing to this site as it stands right now. If it was modernised and the rule set was brought to what is considered the rational lawful standard I might be inclined to rethink that position but as it stands I want nothing more than to see this place burned to the ground :)
        sure you down-vote the node, but it's the user who logs in to be told they've lost experience points

        Yes, I down-vote the node. If you're anonymous, then you don't get negative XP. I don't see how that "takes away my power". I'm doing the same thing I do in either case.

        I can't be bothered even trying, I have no interest in contributing to this site

        And yet you continue to post here, contributing nothing positive but a lot of negativity, i.e. trolling. Why? You've got your own site, take it there, where all is sunshine and happiness.

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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