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Re^2: Proposal: eliminate down-votes

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Jun 01, 2012 at 01:48 UTC ( #973652=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

When we search, we naturally gravitate toward those threads and solutions which have positive votes, because these positive votes represent assent to what has been said.

You can't see vote counts without having voted, so I'm not sure how you gravitate to threads with positive votes. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's not how the site works at all.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
by jdporter (Canon) on Jun 01, 2012 at 03:23 UTC

    You can see the relative reputation of the direct children of each node, by selecting "Best First" under Note Configuration in your User Settings. (Of course, Anonymous Monk can't do this.)

      Yes, you can see relative reputation, but you know neither the differences in reputation nor the endpoints of the scale. A thread could have only negatively rated replies, such that the top sorted node is the least negative.

      That's unlikely, but you can't know for sure.

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[Cosmic37]: now I have tried another blunder - can anyone explain why I am such a dunderhead?
[Cosmic37]: if ( $line =~ /$mydt/ ) { print $line; }
[Cosmic37]: I try to match successive date times stored in variable $mydt
[Cosmic37]: I guess it is searching for the string "$mydt"
[Corion]: Indeed cool, erix ;)
[Cosmic37]: rather than the value of $mydt which is a date time strong such as 2016-01-01 12:30:56
[Corion]: Cosmic37: No, but maybe $mydt doesn't contain what you think it does, or it contains characters that are special in a regular expression? Try if( $line =~ /\Q$mydt\E/) { ... for a literal match
[Cosmic37]: I mean string grrr
[Corion]: Maybe add an else branch in which you print what the values of $line and $mydt are?
[Cosmic37]: ah thank you I will try

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