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(redmist) RE: RE: What's with all of the unnecessary downvoting?

by redmist (Deacon)
on Nov 14, 2000 at 05:27 UTC ( #41487=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: What's with all of the unnecessary downvoting?
in thread What's with all of the unnecessary downvoting?

I don't comment on "political" issues much, but here it goes:

"Perhaps limit the amount of time something can be downvoted - after a week or a month it can no longer be --d to limit someone with a grudge downvoting all of a person posts, loosing good information because of an unrelated bad feeling. This limit would not affect ++ - if someone finds information useful after it was written, it will most likely continue to be useful."

I disagree. Time does not affect the quality of a node...whether the quality is good or bad. I think that a node will deserve what it deserves no matter when it is viewed and voted upon. While, this idea could prevent some abuse, I think that it would be a shame to have a limit on the time that you can reap the fruit (XP) of your labors (nodes). (And by the same token, if your fruit (nodes) are rotten, you should bear the consequences (anti-XP.)

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