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Re: No more XP for voting!

by TrekNoid (Pilgrim)
on Sep 24, 2004 at 13:58 UTC ( #393505=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to No more XP for voting!

Many monks vote just for their own XP, because they have a chance to gain XP on each voted node. Many of them vote ++ or -- indifferently to content of a node.

While it may be true that monks will vote on their own nodes, how do you know *why* they did it? (ie, 'just for their own XP'?)

I tended to vote on replies to my nodes as a way of saying 'Thank You' to people that helped me out. Since just saying 'Thank you' in a reply tends to get you downvoted, then there's really no other way I can do it.

Trek

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Re^2: No more XP for voting!
by CountZero (Bishop) on Sep 24, 2004 at 20:45 UTC
    I never noticed that saying "thank you" in a reply gets you downvoted. As a matter of fact I usually ++ a reply from the OP, as I find it very polite to let people know that you have read and appreciated their answers.

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

      How do you know everyone else acts the same way? I've certainly come across downvoted thank-you nodes, and sometimes downvoted them myself (for various reasons outside them being thank-yous). Most of the time, though, I don't vote on them at all (although I do appreciate the gesture).

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        I didn't say that I know everybody acts the same way, just that I didn't notice it. Obviously everone's mileage varies!

        CountZero

        "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

      I find it very polite to let people know that you have read and appreciated their answers.

      That agreed, I prefer to edit my own post to include a "Thank you". Better still saying what was most helpful and why.

      Cheerio, Sören

        An even better system!

        CountZero

        "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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