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Re^8: Snarky comments on the ddj perl quiz

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 30, 2007 at 20:00 UTC ( #636191=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: Snarky comments on the ddj perl quiz
in thread Snarky comments on the ddj perl quiz

Or maybe I just believe that voting is anonymous for a reason, and prefer not to reveal my identity on general principle. Arguably, I should've just let Argel wonder, but I decided to explain myself this time.

(For the record; I'm the author of the "can't tell time" and "5 days later" comments; I don't know who any of the other anonymous comments are, and had I realized this discussion would grow as much as it has, I would've used a handle on mine, as on this one.)


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Re^9: Snarky comments on the ddj perl quiz
by Gavin (Archbishop) on Aug 30, 2007 at 21:10 UTC
    Still no name though.

      As I said, I believe voting should be anonymous, period. I don't tell people when I upvote them, and I don't tell people when I downvote them. In this case, Argel asked why the node was downvoted, and I decided to answer. Clearly, I should've just let him wonder.


Re^9: Snarky comments on the ddj perl quiz
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Aug 30, 2007 at 21:13 UTC

    So, your anonymity isn't important enough to you to prevent you from having an account so that you can cast kneejerk downvotes, but is important enough that you have to resort to it when owning up.

    Yeah right!

    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      I downvoted the post because I thought it added little to no value to the thread. Obviously, you disagree, and that's fine.

      Had Argel not made an issue of it, perhaps the majority opinion would have resulted in an overall postive score for the node, and that would be no skin off my nose.

      I am choosing to remain anonymous in this discussion for much the same reasons I don't publicize who I voted for in national elections. I have an account to read, ask, and respond to posts. No ordinary monk can view my voting record, and I doubt those who could pull the data would bother to unless there's a pattern of misbehavior.


      And just to be super-clear: I downvoted before Argel asked about XP, not because he asked about it.


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