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Re^3: Way to un-frontpage nodes?

by ysth (Canon)
on Jun 04, 2009 at 15:41 UTC ( #768472=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
in thread Way to un-frontpage nodes?

I did opt not to vote for the first reply to many of those nodes since they were front-paged by the first replier. No rule against doing it, but many dislike the practice because it gives the impression of XP gathering.
So we should especially honor those that frontpage nodes to which they've replied because it's the right thing for those nodes, since they now know it may cost them XP in addition to garnering criticism.

It's Time
Single Payer Now
It Just Makes $ense

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Re^4: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Jun 04, 2009 at 15:52 UTC

    An interesting point. It does ultimately boil down to whether the node is clearly front-page worthy -- if so, then one should not be penalized for answering first. In this case, there was nothing expecially noteworthy about these nodes (not saying they shouldn't have been front-paged, just not overwhelming front-page candidates). Also, the users involved were rather new, so I didn't think that potential cost of front-paging and being the first replier would have been a relevant dissuasion here.

    Off-Topic: Heh, I've also heard the argument made that we should let big SUVs drive in the HOV lanes instead of hybrids because they use much more gas sitting in traffic than hybrids. Pick your poison -- smog or smug.


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