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RE: Limit on voting down a person

by t0mas (Priest)
on Aug 09, 2000 at 11:29 UTC ( #26973=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Limit on voting down a person

I think you make a logical misstake by talking about "persons" in this case. Nothing stops no-one from having n mail accounts and get a PM login for each one.

A evil person can have 10 PM user accounts (I hope not!) and have all of them promoted to novice level (200 xp needed), and then down vote anything he/she likes with his 50 votes (more than a saint have). Mail accounts are pretty easy to get.

/brother t0mas

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RE: RE: Limit on voting down a person
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Aug 10, 2000 at 06:08 UTC
    That's a possibility, but consider the amount of time it would take to do that. Someone with that much of a vendetta and that much spare time probably knows better ways to harass someone than by voting down posts on PM.

    I think self-regulation is, as usual, a pretty good solution. I regularly hit Worst Nodes and bump up stuff that doesn't deserve more than -1 or 0. There's three or four posts of that kind every day (depending on your criteria), so higher-level monks interested in keeping the peace would do well to spend a few votes there.

      You are right of cause. It would take time and energy to do such a thing. I just tried to point out the diffrence between a person and a PM login.

      I share your view that self-regulation is a good solution and I also think that higher-level monks (or any other old-timers who vaules this site) can take on that responsibilty. Maybe then, we will not have this types of discussions all the time as more and more new users register.

      /brother t0mas

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