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.”"
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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