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in reply to RE: Help me understand...
in thread Help me understand...

I also believe we have younger monks trying to use up/waste their votes to get XP by voting haphazardly. I've had two or three perfectly sane, legitimate and informative posts on a topic get voted down for no apparent reason. Clearly there are at least some people that downvote just to be a nuisance.

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RE: RE: RE: Help me understand...
by PsychoSpunk (Hermit) on Oct 19, 2000 at 00:57 UTC

    Possibly it's time for a new design decision. You have to be at level x before you get a chance to downvote. That way, you have to learn the responsibility of knowing when to use your ++ votes since higher-ups who have the capability of -- can negate your choice. Of course that also requires knowing when a post has been unfairly ++. Hmm...

    But since your total votes are increased through experience, I guess that is the method to ensure that the older monks keep a balance of power. Well, if enough people take nosedives in XP due to haphazard downvoting, this might be something to consider, but the current method seems to have at least a little bit of balance in place.

    ALL HAIL BRAK!!!

      I'm amused at the downvote placed on my complaint. Seems apropos.

      ALL HAIL BRAK!!!