in reply to Down-vote Bad, Up-vote Good
I am sure that I have attempted on previous occasions to be the first to reply to a post (possibly an crime of XP whoring). I don't feel particularly guilty about this. XP is a game put before me, so why should I not play it? However I do try my very best to be civil (in fact I have learnt a lot about civility on perlmonks), and I do try to be helpful. I almost never upvote anonymous monks. For them a upvote is implemented as silence, an abstain as a downvote. I also downvote anything that was rude or so blatant as to not even be playing the game. Other than that if I don't feel cheated for reading it, it gets an upvote.
My post just gave me an idea. Perhaps we could have a special section of the monastery, called the "confessional", where monks own up to their XP misdemeanors.