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Re^2: Proposal: eliminate down-votes

by jdporter (Canon)
on Jun 01, 2012 at 00:31 UTC ( #973646=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
in thread Proposal: eliminate down-votes

I would argue that none of these are the case.

I have to disagree. People use PerlMonks for all those reasons, and many more.

People want to have a say in a node's reputation. And if there is no -- vote, then those who would like to see the reputation of a node depressed have no more influence than those who don't have an opinion either way. Indeed, no more influence that those who have never even read the node. That's not fair. That is why we have downvotes.

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

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Re^3: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
by stevieb (Abbot) on Jun 01, 2012 at 00:50 UTC

    I completely concur with jdporter.

    A minimum zero votes has the potential impact of eliminating great posts from a threshold and being overlooked just because they were posted on a thread from three weeks ago that we aren't looking at anymore. This could cause a situation where a fantastic post is rated equivalent to a shiaty post, solely because the great post hasn't ever been seen yet, and we can't chastise the 'crappy' ones.

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