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I could try both, and then decide on my own, but that takes a lot of work when we have a perfectly good indicator of what everyone else thinks is best.

Hmmmm... I don't know about that. Simply because an answer has a higher rep than another, doesn't make it better and I would fear newbies making the mistake of thinking so.

Whenever I have ever asked questions on mass forums, I would always try ones that looked best, or looked usable. I wouldn't use something just because a group of people (from which you don't know their skill levels) seemed to think it is best. I even try answers I see on this site before ++'ing or --'ing a post simply to make sure I see it work or not work.

Anyways, I agree that knowing node X has more reps than node Y can be valuable, but I think that knowing node X has a rep of 20 and node Y has a rep of 10 can be a disservice to people using the site. Node Y may well be a better answer, a more concise answer, a more idomatic answer, etc... than node X and judging simply by vote count, IMO, would be bad.

Although the Perl Slogan is There's More Than One Way to Do It, 
I hesitate to make 10 ways to do something.  :-)
            --Larry Wall in <9695@jpl-devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV>

Cheers,
KM


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