I sometimes sorely wish that folks could disavow themselves
of the notion that “I take XP personally,” because I don’t. (Gasp!)
You protest too much
that you don't care about XP and being downvoted,
to the point that folks naturally suspect the opposite.
- Re: Rewards of Service: "Do I care about the “votes” concerning a post? Nope."
- Re^3: Splitting multiple patterns: "I have a Rhett Butler attitude about “XP.”"
- Re: "As software grows up" .. what do you do?: "Discussions are welcome; down-votes are merely annoying. Please refrain."
- Re: Becoming a Friar on PerlMonks: "I don’t give a tinker’s dam about XP as in “brownie points.”"
- Re^3: Fork Results in thousands of processes: "Do you downvote my posts both as yourself and using some sock-puppet account? Just curious."
- Re^3: Help with multiple forks: "Responding if I may to BrowserUK’s not-so-Anonymous reply (and his exceedingly discourteous but not-unexpected downvote)"
- Re^3: Fork Results in thousands of processes: "And, yeah, I am perfectly aware that you have earned many times more experience-points than have I, so I am not presuming that this discussion is “among equals.”"
- Proposal: eliminate down-votes: "a source of personal annoyance (but nothing more) for me ... I have a Rhett Butler approach about such trivialities."
- Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes: "From my point-of-view in the future, these negatives mean nothing to me now ... Go ahead, if you want to ... damn this thread into the oblivion of -1,000 downvotes"
- Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes: "Why is the only response that has so-far been offered here, to this I-think important question, “thirty downvotes?”"
- Re^2: Short and easy way to write if...elsif syntax: "To the “down-voters” among you, who may mistake brevity for lack of wisdom or experience, I invite your reconsideration."
- Re: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 6: A Love Letter To Dave Mitchell, chromatic, and BrowserUK: "Now, if you will please now cast your obligatory down-votes on this reply"
- Re: Handle application errors with mod_perl: "Hey ... if that “bothers you,” then with my blessings please down-vote this response to your heart’s content"
- Re^4: Threads and signals in Windows (invoking the name): "Your almost-reflexive by-now response to me is to vilify me and to down-vote my comments. It may or may not surprise you that I simply do not care what you do or do not think about a stranger you have never met."
- Re: Once again ... is it time to get rid of the Anonymous Monk?: "Ooh, cool ... eight downvotes and counting! OOOOH!! And two more downvotes in less than one minute for this reply! I oughta start collecting these things, and I would if I weren’t laughing so hard ... C’m on, people, lighten up"
- Re: My code randomly stops working: "Amazing! A down-vote, not five seconds after this posting was made! Is anyone out there, like, running a “bot” that will do this? Just askin’ ... I find it quite entertaining, really. Pathetic, but laughable"
- Re: Additions to the FAQ and a Community Statement: "having from time to time been the subject of “downvoting” and some fairly harsh statements ... I simply take all of these things in-stride ... I welcome it."
- Re^3: Remove CGI.pm from Perl Core?: "Will every Monk please keep things 'round here “strictly business” and just skip the jabs and downvotes? They get wearisome."
- Re^2: (Toward a better PerlMonks) Who do we serve, and why, and how can we do it better?: "I raise this issue (yet again ...) merely to “counter negative-XP.” Believe it or not, I have a Rhett Butler attitude about that."
- Re: Maximum down-votes per monk/day: "No, I mean that quite seriously. (Sorry to disappoint those few of you who actually care about such things.) I made a statement, and I Rhett Butler what you “think about” it, or don’t."
- Re^3: Threads and signals in Windows (invoking the name): "And somehow, despite all that, accumulate 12,530 experience points and counting."
- Re: Lots of votes with nowhere to go :-): "I’ve got about 13,000 experience-points and they do feel warm and fuzzy, but I have no idea what to use them for."
- Re^3: How to deal with the fact that Perl is not releasing memory: "(Instead of blindly down-voting ...) would you please point out my error? Seeing a negative number tells me nothing, although I am quite used to it by now."
- Re: Splitting up a filesystem into 'bite sized' chunks: "Maybe I should adopt the principle of writing every single terse-comment that I am prone to in a splendiferous loquacious paragraph, or three, in a vain attempt to forestall the “down-vote demons.”"
- Re: Negative voting: "I seem to be quite the downvote-magnet ... I am indifferent to “XP”"
- Re^2: Negative voting: "without fear (which BTW I don’t have) of “downvotes”"
- Re^2: Negative voting: "The reason why I would quietly harp about this point is, actually, not “a wounded ego.”"
- Re^3: Would you suggest alternative names for Perl 6?: "Okay, I’ll take-on this assertion and even (why not?) assert that every one of you who “down-voted” my post did so because you are both clueless and wrong!!” (Cowabunga! Here goes!! Downvote me! I don’t care!! Wheeee!!!)"
- Re^3: why appears AnonymousMonk and how to update posts: "I don’t give a damn about “experience points!™”
- Re^3: [OT] Python vs R: "Now, may I gently remind you all ... you can go ahead and pile-on a hundred thousand down-votes if that’s how you get your jollies, but ... in this case, I do absolutely know what I am talking about, because I have done this"
- Re: hash key: "However, as is my custom, I did not downvote these – or any – posts"
- Re: Cached(?) pages when not-logged-in sometimes appear to be very seriously out-of-date: "But when I logged in, my (of course, seriously-downvoted) thread appeared first." "So, is there, say, a “sundialsvc4 filter?” It would not surprise me, of course, since I seem to be someone who can collect fifty down-votes for reporting an apparent problem with a web-site to the people who are supposed to be responsible for maintaining it."
- Re: Anonymous Monk comment(s) on questions: "Take it from a long-time participant who on any typical day finds his XP rating much more likely to go backwards than forwards: “Anonymous Monk” has for years been the Holy Refuge of Monks who did not wish to risk Un-Holy Down-Votes as they sought to Vent Their Spleens."
- Re: I can upvote a node multiple times! Well... sort of.: "Upvotes ... Downvotes ... “Meh.” Really, the only thing that really matters is the content."
- Re: Sort undef: "Although I do not ever “down”-vote, some of these solutions are, IMHO, very clearly bad ones"
- Re: Patience is a Monk Virtue: "As for myself, I give away upvotes freely, and never downvote."
- Re^2: Match all Non-0 and Letters: "Well, here goes my only up-vote to this entire thread ... (BTW, I do not downvote)"
If you are truly indifferent to downvotes, why repeatedly put forward the suggestion of removing them from this site?
Update: Added extra quotes from Re^3: Threads and signals in Windows (invoking the name),
Re: Lots of votes with nowhere to go :-), Re^3: Fork Results in thousands of processes, and Re^3: How to deal with the fact that Perl is not releasing memory and others.
Update: See also Re^2: Huffington Post: "Let's Do Away With Anonymous Posting" and Re^4: Huffington Post: "Let's Do Away With Anonymous Posting".
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