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

by jdporter (Canon)
on Dec 02, 2011 at 14:45 UTC ( #941336=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

did you stop to think WHY you feel a need to down-vote something?

Sure, all the time. So what? If I decide I wish I could down-vote something, who are you to tell me I shouldn't be able to?

please consider what would [have] happened if the Wright brothers had to ask the general populace

Absurd. My downvote -- or even a net negative from a majority of voters -- has no such impact. Unless, I suppose, the poster wants to let it have that power over him. You don't have to. "XP is a game." You can choose to play, or not.

I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
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Re^4: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 02, 2011 at 17:47 UTC

    It's far from absurd. Sure the example is stretched a little because the write brothers had everything they needed already and could simply ignore the crowd, but in the case in point not all the pieces were in place, and it took an awfully large amount of effort bashing my head against the brick wall of pseudo-religion around here to get the puzzle fragments needed to proceed. If 4 years ago someone had just mentioned to me what CODEREFS are and what /e regex modifiers do, I would not of needed to be so apparently obstinate.

    Even without these things the code I had at the time significantly outperformed the nearest equivalent; and now armed with these things I've got what's probably one of the fastest stacks in the whole world of Perl.

    If only IkeGami had been a little more helpful instead of dropping that line about leaving before he say's something unconstructive, if only I had more experience to be better able to quantify exactly what my system was about in a standardised and understandable way, I would of been able to come forth with a working system that was already efficient, and I wouldn't be in the situation where my personal details are now being used to hold me hostage. How easy would that of been?

    All I wanted was to share my work and get a little bit of advice on how to use Perl's more advanced features to bring a modern level of performance to it, I wasn't looking for a cross examination or a psychological profiling, or a permanent record to be held against me by the unquestionable self appointed authorities of this place.

    You probably don't understand this at all, but I HATE this place with a burning passion that will not die easily because I have been very much wronged by the people here.

      If 4 years ago someone had just...

      Or if you'd read the documentation—an edifice to which many people who use this site have contributed.

      If only IkeGami...

      Yes, you've been treated badly, but at some point you have to take responsibility for your own actions. Threatening legal action, creating multiple accounts, attempting a denial of service attack, posting threats and insults that have nothing to do with the purpose of the site, and now claiming " I want nothing more than to see this place burned to the ground" are not good ways to get what you want.

      If all you want is attention of any form, keep it up. You'll get attention.

      If you want people to take you seriously and help you, behave as a reasonable person trying to fit into a community. Your choice.

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