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? why do you vote like you do ?

by ybiC (Prior)
on Jul 02, 2000 at 15:34 UTC ( [id://20793] : monkdiscuss . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

In my short time at the Monestary I've voted ++ for:
  • questions I might ask
  • questions that show the asker has done some research
  • replies that help someone find the answer themself
  • replies with relevant example code.
I'm curious - how do fellow Monks decide where to apply their votes?

p.s. I've not voted anything -- yet, but found this enlightening discussion and this quasi-debate on -- votes.

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RE: ? why do you vote like you do ?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jul 02, 2000 at 21:06 UTC
    I vote up questions that are good questions -- they're not covered in the FAQ, they haven't been asked before recently, and they show that the poster has attempted to understand the issue before posting.

    I vote up answers that are technically correct (as far as I can tell), that contain more information or a different approach, or that point the original poster to additional information.

    I vote down posts that are personal attacks or blanks (if no one else has set them to -1 yet).

    I hit Worst Nodes daily... I'll bring mediocre stuff up to -1 or 0 if necessary (especially if it's a registered user -- no sense in driving people off).

    Posts that are technically incorrect or need more explanation deserve encouragement, not --, so I usually send a message to the poster offering unsolicited advice.

    Those are my rules, and I like them.

RE: ? why do you vote like you do ?
by t0mas (Priest) on Jul 02, 2000 at 19:18 UTC
    I vote ++ for a helpful attitude, code examples (someone has taken the time to do something) or a detailed explanation.

    /brother t0mas
RE: ? why do you vote like you do ?
by JanneVee (Friar) on Jul 02, 2000 at 19:06 UTC
    I also vote ++ on answers that are fast and on point.... short is a plus...
RE: ? why do you vote like you do ? (neshura, Russ)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 02, 2000 at 20:24 UTC
    Update : kudra was kind enough to point me in the general direction of this clever and useful post of each neshura's and Russ's individual voting guidelines.

    And nuance helped clumsy and slow ybiC (grin) with simple task of posting own reply

(zdog) RE: ? why do you vote like you do ?
by zdog (Priest) on Jul 02, 2000 at 20:04 UTC
    I vote ++ for good ideas and thoughts in the Perl Monks Discussion. That reminds me, I have to vote ++ on this node.

    -- zdog (Zenon Zabinski)
       Go Bells!! ''

RE: ? why do you vote like you do ?
by Russ (Deacon) on Jul 02, 2000 at 22:48 UTC
      Russ - yeah, I believe yours is the recent node that kudra remembered. If I had found that thread in my prior search, I probably wouldn't have posted my own question.

      I hate to have unwittingly re-hashed an old discussion, but some great posts resulted.

      Voting guidelines appear to be highly individualistic, but could a collage of the responses perhaps be added as "suggestions" to the Voting and Experience System ? Would it be worth vroom's time ?

      Update: zdog has graciously offered to write the "Voting Guide Faqlet" that mdillon and Russ recommend below, and I've encouraged him to run with the ball. I'll be unplugged for a couple days, and I expect zdog will do a better job with it anyway. :^)

      Update #2: I believe this Voting Guides FAQlet is the result of zdog's work. (I was right... zdog did do a great job) :^)

        I believe it would be worth the time and effort. mdillon's faqlet idea sounds just right.

        The best way for vroom to accomplish this would be to have the collage compiled/written for him. Sounds like a great way for a certain scribe to contribute... ;-)

        Are you interested?


        Update: ybiC volunteered as I was suggesting the very idea... :-)

        to me, this appears to be an excellent candidate for a faqlet in the (OBE) Voting/Experience Information section of the Perl Monks FAQ. it would be nice if someone collected together the recurring suggestions among these numerous threads about voting guidelines into a single "Voting Guidelines" faqlet.