in reply to Yet Another Post on Experience

Why do we need to have a negative vote? The idea of negative voting is quite "unmonkish" I think. Isn't it better to post a comment if there is something to correct or add on the subject in question.
We would then have rated answers/comments (those that are voted for) and unrated (those that are not).

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RE: RE: Yet Another Post on Experience
by dempa (Friar) on May 23, 2000 at 11:30 UTC
    It can be good sometimes to discourage off-topic comments and stuff. I received a negative reputation on a comment I made a while back, which is fine, because it was kinda off-topic. IMO, the comment I replied to, was too, but that's another story. :)

    Just my $0.02...

      Yes, discouraging off-topic comments and stuff is good, if you, the posting monk, _know_ why you get negative reputation. But I still think that kindly telling (commenting) the posting monk of the comment/question/stuff _what_ is wrong is a better approach.