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in reply to Re: When voting rights are removed... what brings them back? (info)
in thread When voting rights are removed... what brings them back?

I'm not clear on something-- if someone uses all their votes to downvote nodes, or downvotes lots of nodes over a period of time, this is abusive? Or was there something else going on?

I don't think I'm ever likely to transgress in this particular way, and I assume if I did I'd be warned to stop voting as a stress relief mechanism. But I am curious.

In any event, I'm glad to see some monkish charity and forgiveness going on, and I hope that there are no future incidents.

Pax,
NovMonk

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Re^3: When voting rights are removed... what brings them back? (info)
by moklevat (Priest) on Mar 15, 2007 at 15:06 UTC
    I have no idea about the particular incident in question, but examples of abusive down-voting are mentioned from time to time. The practice of targeting several nodes from a single monk for downvoting would seem to be the most abusive way to cast votes. For example, merlyn apparently recently experienced this.

    Update: By a couple of down-votes it has received, I gather that this node is somehow controversial. Let's see, follows Monastery guidelines...properly formatted...tries to be polite and informative...provides links to support assertions. I must therefore conclude that it violates an unwritten rule of the Voting/Experience System, "you never talk about the Voting/Experience System". Either that or I have discovered an undocumented feature of PerlMonks; discussing down-voting begets down-voting.

    Update2: Based on a helpful /msg, it is perhaps best to make clear that I am not advocating the (clearly prohibited) "vote bot" solution that merlyn discussed in this node, rather I was using it as an example of an apparent incident of abusive down-voting.