Did you bother to Super Search?

As you can see, this issue is not new. It wasn't "resolved" in the past and guess what? It's more than likely not going to be "resolved" anytime soon in the future. Why? Because it is a non-problem. Do i get a bit perturbed when someone downvotes me? Sure i do -- but so what? That has nothing to do with the fact that i have learned more about good Perl programming from this site than any other resource. And it's free.

Did you bother to read any guidelines on how to compose effective subject titles? I'll wager no. Your subject title was changed from 'downvoting' to the much more informative 'Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?' Take the time to learn how the site works before you complain about it, lest you receive no sympathy.

Do you really think you are going to convince anyone of your case by calling them "children" and making boisterous claims that people who do not comment for downvoting do not possess common courtesy. Nope, you aren't. You are just going to make "enemies."

The voting system is Anonymous. If a user wishes to state why they upvoted or downvoted then that is their prerogative. I for one believe that Anonymous Voting prevents flame wars. Think of it as the crowd of spectators rooting for their favorite team. If everyone in the crowd is booing you, perhaps you need to address your own attitude and adjust accordingly.

And yes, posting nodes about XP is a Bad Idea™. Ask in the Chatterbox -- update the node in question with a question asking why it received downvotes if you can't figure it out for yourself. Don't whine about. Move on and learn more Perl. And you know what? I'll bet you know deep down inside why it was downvoted, that is of course, if the XP of the node is in the negative. One or two stray downvotes on an otherwise postive XP node shouldn't mean anything other than there exists a few people who will never agree with you or a few people who just happened to press the wrong button because they didn't have enough coffee that hour.


(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

In reply to Re: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them? by jeffa
in thread Why downvote nodes without commenting on them? by danmcb

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