in reply to Re: Re: -ve XP, node reputation, voting and learning
in thread -ve XP, node reputation, voting and learning

However, when you disagree with someone, do you just tell them you differ and leave it at that?
It depends, but that doesn't have much to do with this discussion. I at least generally don't downvote a note because I disagree with someone. Typical downvote reasons (for me) are: But most of the time, I don't bother voting. I often have at the end of the day still the same amount of votes left I had at the beginning.

I also know the arguments why others don't downvote for the reasons I do. You don't have to repeat them - but posts that fall in one or more of the categories mentioned above decrease the value I get from perlmonks. Hence, they are getting my downvotes. And I'm not advocating anyone else should use the same voting guidelines.