The title might be a little unclear, so let me try to clear it up. I love the monastery, and the invaluable knowledge I get from it. So when I see an interesting or informative post, I want to vote ++ to show my gratitude. But then I see that the monk is already a super deity (say merlyn
, and chromatic
to name a few). So I wonder to myself, "This is a great post, and really clears this topic up. But they already have a bazillion XP. Should I save my ++ for someone w/ less XP, who might need it more?"
And that is the crux of my dillema. Yes, the post is right on the money. Yes, the monk already has tons of XP. So should I ++ them, or look for a lesser monk who also had a great post?
I want to emphasize that I am in no way wanting to hurt those great monks who contribute so much to our humble home. On the contrary, without them the monastery would be a much less attractive place to me and other monks, particularly new converts. It is the patience & long-suffering of these high-ranking monks that makes PM stand apart from other communities.
Another way to phrase the question is, "When, if ever, is enough XP enough?". This humble monks awaits your answers.
Update: Thanks for the replies reminding me that node_rep != xp.