in reply to Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?

I think you're having problems seeing the forest for the trees. This site is for the discussion of Perl. The whole XP thing is a meta-issue. Forget XP. XP doesn't exist. It's an imaginary number.

But, to answer your question, I downvote nodes for the following reasons:

In your case, I did not downvote the parent node, but I did downvote a few of your more frantic replies.

XP is a game. Leave it alone. Spend more time learning and understanding the world of Perl and less time obsessing over XP. Please.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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Re^2: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Sep 06, 2005 at 17:45 UTC
    The post was about downvotes, not XP. They are related, but there is a difference. Also, the question was not why you downvote, but why you downvote and do not supply an explanation. In other words, the poster is concerned about learning and understanding Perl, by receiving some useful guidance when he posts something that is deficient.

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