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It was my understanding that reaping was to eliminate 'line noise' and trolling and as such I very much appreciate use of the reaper. However, in this case it seems that the reaper may have begun to be utilized as a censor which is another ball game.

Negative voting and gentle chiding on a node (even an anonymous one) can have more influence on shaping the education of new users than reaped ones. It provides an opportunity for less expirienced monks to participate in the maintenance of nodes and to show off what they've learned about posting here. It also allows for monks with more votes to give approval to nodes that were well 'chided' and to inspire other monks to handle the off loading of routine user guidance.

Additionally if PM can't flirt the edges of all the other aspects of the industry it gives an image of monks as myopic thinkers that border on nuerotic.

Perhaps devising a way of PM to proudly post the XP's of Anonymous Monk (Assuming the line noise is reaped) would be a way of quantifying some aspects of the Casey West Factor. (Possibly by factoring in the XP's of responses to Anoymous posts?)


In reply to Re: I think Casey West is right by coreolyn
in thread I think Casey West is right by tilly

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