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Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes

by ww (Bishop)
on May 31, 2012 at 20:44 UTC ( #973605=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Proposal: eliminate down-votes

I downvoted this proposal because

  1. It's been thoroughly discussed before (cf jdporter's note above).
  2. Thumbs down (aka - -) is a relevant and appropriate response to false or garbage posts; a point contradicted in this proposal, IMO.
  3. Similarly, this is not eBay; nobody's transactions here necessarily involve financial gain or loss and reputation is to some extent or another a consequence of worthwhile contributions -- which is to say, wise answers, appropriate tutelage or even thoughtful voting (<rant> which does NOT include the ++ votes that appear so often for truly ill-formed questions</rant>).
  4. Just because I disagree with your proposal (and would oppose it, even were it presented without such easily disputed/rebutted "arguments in support")>.
  5. Finally, I second Your Mother's point, and call the question.

BTW, there must be more than one villain of the type you posit in your introduction: I probably downvote you nodes slightly more often than I ++ them (but then, most of them I leave unmolested in either direction.)

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