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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~
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In reply to Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes by thomas895
in thread Proposal: eliminate down-votes by sundialsvc4

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