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Re^5: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 01, 2015 at 13:04 UTC ( #1132811=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...
in thread And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...

The title is the subject; the subject is tired, worn out and repetitious.

Were it a different monk; one might refer them to earlier discussion, but this monk already knows of them; given he started them all.

Everyone is already aware of his opinion, and most of us hove roundly rejected it several times.

So yes. Title + username is sufficient to reach the same conclusion as we did the previous 5 times.

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Re^6: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...
by aaron_baugher (Curate) on Jul 01, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
    Everyone is already aware of his opinion, and most of us have roundly rejected it several times.

    Not only that, but we know that he's not offering it as a suggestion for the improvement of the site. He doesn't like downvoting because he's spent years alienating and aggravating the members of the site, and now that people are fed up and fighting back with the only weapon they have -- downvotes -- he doesn't like it. He wants to shut down that method of criticism.

    I happen to agree with him on anonymous posting. I don't care for it, though for very different reasons than he. But it's part of the site, so I accept it and move on. I don't post numerous screeds against it, repeating the same arguments over and over even after people beg me to stop. I don't dedicate myself to cluttering up the site with nonsense out of spite because it doesn't follow my wishes. I don't start fights with other members over it and turn them into lifelong grudge matches. He does.

    Aaron B.
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Re^6: And here's why I think "downvotes" should be eliminated, or tabulated separately ...
by chacham (Prior) on Jul 01, 2015 at 13:30 UTC

    Note: That is a bogus claim. This is an oft discussed point and there is no consensus on the matter.

      [Citation needed]

      I can't recall ever seeing the elimination of downvotes discussed outside of a sundialsvc4-intitated thread and the idea has been soundly rejected by the large majority of respondents in every such thread.

      If it's "oft discussed", that's solely because this one poster refuses to let the topic die.

      If "there is no consensus"... well... umm... I genuinely can't see any way to interpret reality in which that's the case. There is a strong consensus, as can be seen by reviewing any of the previous threads on the topic.

        Through reading posts and old posts i have seen it come up. A quick search found this thread. There's plenty others as a simple search will show. And there's always a reply saying to ignore them and they will go away or the like.

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