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Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes

by thomas895 (Hermit)
on Jun 01, 2012 at 06:37 UTC ( #973687=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Proposal: eliminate down-votes

Proposal: How about...no?

On some of the communities I'm a member of, this has been suggested time and time again as well. And every time it's been suggested, it's been shot down. Why?
There's a number of reasons. One is that we want to express our opinion. That goes without saying -- imagine if this applied to real life, in terms of free speech, perhaps. Sound like Germany in the '40s to you?
Also, it is almost a given that there are some, well, assholes in every community. PerlMonks is no exception, and there always those who enjoy downvoting everything they can just to get that thrill of "I just made somebody's life miserable. That felt so good!" And then they do it again and again.

I'm always amazed at how easily people get irritated, often over the most trivial of trivial issues.

Okay, I'm done. :-)

~Thomas~
bless( $you ) if $you->{sneezed};


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Re^2: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 01, 2012 at 06:42 UTC
    The problem here is that person is complaining about the downvotes -- he won't stop being that but he wants the downvotes to stop

      I can say, with very high confidence...it ain't happenin' bro B-).

      :-)

      ~Thomas~
      bless( $you ) if $you->{sneezed};

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