|P is for Practical|
Node Reputation vs. Personal Reputationby Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
|on Nov 15, 2002 at 15:54 UTC||Need Help??|
Okay, I know what all of you are thinking? Hasn't this been done? And the answer is no. Sure there have been a few posts about node reputation. There's even been a node on personal reputation. However, I am going to take a different approach with this one so please bear with me until you have read the full text of this node. Thank you.
Does it matter if my node is down voted?
I came to the realization that I do not sweat the down votes as often as I
used to. I expect my humor nodes to draw negative reputations. 8^D
Does it matter if my node is up voted?
Do not get me wrong though! I enjoy seeing the reputation of my nodes increase. To me, it means that my post was accepted by the Perl Monks community and appreciated.
Does my low (or negative) node reputation mean that my
node is any worse than another?
Does my high node reputation mean that my node is any
better than another?
Does my node reputation matter?
Does my personal reputation matter?
Yes, I should strive to be a better person. I should not try to hurt another Monk's feelings. I should always try to improve myself. I should always try to say and do the right things. I should try to help others. Even if I am not 100% successful, I will have improved my personal reputation in someone's eyes.
No, it should not matter what other people think of me. The thoughts of other people does not affect me directly. Sure, I might have to deal with someone's attitude if they do not like me. But remember that everyone is entitled to have an opinion of me, good or bad. If someone doesn't like me, so what? There are literally billions of people in the world that I could meet here.
What does my node reputation mean then?
Node reputation is simply a means to an end. It came into being because the gods decided that Perl Monks needed a way for Monks to gain added responsiblies as they became more acquanted with Perl Monks.
Thank you for your time.