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RE: Seeing who gives you a positive on a post

by neshura (Chaplain)
on Jun 14, 2000 at 00:07 UTC ( #17971=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Seeing who gives you a positive on a post

Just post a message that says "thank you" or something. Voting ought to be anonymous, for lots of reasons, most of which have been hashed out in the real world.

(I mean, if it weren't anonymous, nobody would EVER give merlyn or vroom a -- for fear of retribution)


No seriously, if you want somebody to know that you thought they had a really great post and you voted it up because it was so well-reasoned or whatever, it's trivially easy to just /msg them. I've done it before, it works well.

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RE: RE: Seeing who gives you a positive on a post
by cciulla (Friar) on Jun 14, 2000 at 03:49 UTC
    Actually, I've been mulling over something like this...

    Keeping with the monasterial theme, shouldn't all votes be public? This would (possibly) foster more discussion...

    Just my $0.02.

      I'd rather the discussion focus on Perl instead of who voted for what. Seems to me that the more meta-discussion something generates (this site or this one or especially this one can be examples), the less interesting it is. Having lots of XP is nice, but it's more interesting to find good and unique solutions to uncommon problems. I think that's why vroom started the site.

      Of course, that's just my opinion. :) You'll have to ask the head guy himself.

      In keeping with the Monasterial theme of the place, there should be fewer distractions from our worship of the goddess Code and her chief priestess, Perl.

      If votes become public - aside from the two extremes, Best Nodes and Worst Nodes, then voting becomes a personality contest. Who would want to see this in the chatterbox: "<jcwren> /msh neshura But I thought you liked me, neshura, why did you vote -- on my post?"

      (Last time, jcwren, promise. <G>)

      - Ozymandias

        Wait, I'm confused. I thought our goddess was neshura and her chief priestess was kudra...

        Besides, you misquoted me. I was trying to get a date with her sister.

        --Chris (master of the mis-typed /msg)

        Update: After realizing the error of my ways, I have realized they are both goddesses (and according to kudra I'm a miserable excuse for a chief priest (her wording))

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