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Re^5: Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users. (bullshit ideas)

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:04 UTC ( #1195418=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users. (bullshit ideas)
in thread Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users.


How many SOPWs have -10 (total, not 10 downvotes) reps? None now. It almost never happens and when it does, it’s generally deserved. You can raise contrary examples if you know any.

Almost never since when?

Id say its enough, whatever the actual percent of 1.2million nodes ; basically anything expressing unpopular opinion or deemed to express it generates discussion and goes negative reputation (me sensitive? I -- you )

One example (probably) how to detect an email ? both approved and frontpaged by Corion , there are lots of them around, Web developer questions, O'reilly some sort of perl monopoly?, (OT troll) New Section: PHP , but they're hard to find as super search doesn't sort by reputation


When I see them it’s requests for free code or ... Neither is of any value or should be shown or spidered.

Lets see, it hasn't be a criteria for 18 years, its not a criteria for approval ... but now it needs to be effectively reaped ( a click to display and hidden from search engines) because "no value" posts are unbearable

As a bonus everybody gets to learn from these "invisible" nodes what not to do (traditional reason given to responding to point out the rules/formatting instead of msg)


I don’t recall replying to reaped nodes. They aren’t instantly reaped you know and when I’m here, I’m a compulsive Recent Threads refresher with a post template and 90wpm hands.

Sure they're not instantly reaped, but "Re: Reaped:" is responding after they're reaped cause it was important enough not to be reaped

For example Reaped: Re: Reaped: What was the date that perl actually died?


There is only one monk posting nodes that land below -10 reputation as a rule. Worst nodes of the day, the week, and the month are all owned by this monk. Once the sabbatical period catches up, it will be all or close to all of worst nodes of the year, again. There is not a single other current monk this would affect. Even historically it only would have meant anything to a small handful of monks, including the never quite known as watercrackers despite my attempts to popularize it and logicus; neither always deserved it, in my estimation, but the ethos here is real and needs to be respected. In contrast, a site that expects only answers and never code-free, citation-free, pontification, and bragging like StackOverflow would chew and spit.

Isn't "warts and all" part of the ethos, not hide unpopular?


The monk in question posts advice that is sometimes dangerous—and could get a junior dev fired, disciplined, put on a PIP—but has the unfortunate habit of being half-right a lot of the time. Never containing direct answers. Just handwaving, buggy nonsense, C // comments in Perl code, mistaken assertions, advice that was questionable in 1998 and just awful today, constant assertions about wrong node/logout, frequent rehashing of settled issues that are only personal, straight up lies about voting habits, blah, blah, blah, and despite polite requests and helpful advice, this is never corrected. It’s been years. It’s a waste of everyone’s time to call it out over and over and it starts fights between other monks. If the nodes simply disappeared with the votes they are already getting–

Drinking on the job could get a junior dev fired too, yet drinking is a frequent topic at the monastery, so thats just fake concern, a real shithead move, special rules for special assholes


It would be a benefit to everyone and might be the wake-up call that is finally answered. The ringing bothers all of us.

Surely there is a better solution for such a spammer, scrub the company username from the database and replace it with a new one, then the search indexing is irrelevant, and we can stop pretending that we care "quality answers"

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Re^6: Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users. (bullshit ideas)
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Jul 19, 2017 at 17:52 UTC

    Almost agree on parts of your points despite your atrocious, profanity laden, how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people approach. Honestly… if what you want is actually what you say you want, you cannot help but understand that you are doing exactly the wrong things to get it. An approach popular with 15 year-olds but won’t gain any traction here among the special people completely normal professionals.

    I’d forgot that reaped reply, but “Perl is dead” is something I don’t tend to let slide. It’s my money and love and if one feels the need to defecate on it… I might have a positive record correction response, reaped or not.

    You are trying to eat your cake and have it in a couple of ways. A few dozen nodes out of a million spread over two decades is almost never and the solution was for “blind” readers like bots and anonymous monks with anger issues who, clearly, don’t endorse quality in responses.

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