in reply to Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?

I can think of two valid reasons for downvoting a node without comment. Although in some respects they are not mutually exclusive reasons and maybe both conditions should be valid before downvoting.

  1. A call to have a node deleted for one reason or another has been made. A certain number of downvotes has to exist before that will happen.
  2. Commenting on a node will add fuel to a flame war. If a node is a flame or trollish it could be legitimately IMHO downvoted without further comment.

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
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Re^2: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?
by gellyfish (Monsignor) on Sep 06, 2005 at 16:12 UTC

    So what about the case where a particularly stupid and misleading answer has already received sufficient rebuttal? Are we to downvote and waste space with "what he said .." ?

    /J\

      I said I can think of two reasons... that doesn't mean there aren't more. :-)

      Preventing waste of bandwidth is always a good idea.

      Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
      Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg