in reply to -ve XP, node reputation, voting and learning

Some people feel that they need not explain their actions. However, if I down vote a node, I'll usually explain why (except if the node is waaay offtopic or irrelevant.

Perl Monks is a learning experience for all. I personally feel that we should view each other as equals and treat our fellow monks with respect. We're all here to get and give help (and have some fun in the process).

John J Reiser