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Re: Anonymous Monk?

by Argel (Prior)
on Jan 17, 2011 at 23:23 UTC ( #882773=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Anonymous Monk?

I voted you down because our "monastic ethos" is to help our fellow Perl programmers on their path to Perl enlightenment. What does a name have to do with that?

Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

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Re^2: Anonymous Monk?
by Jim (Curate) on Jan 18, 2011 at 01:53 UTC

    Shame on you for voting me down, Argel! You admit you did it because you disagree with my point of view. Such punitive voting against ideas rather than for a misdeed or an offense does not comport with either the monastic ethos or the principles of civil discourse.

      ...without fear of being silently down-voted....
      Did I silently downvote you? No. I honored your request -- I stated that I downvoted you. I even did more than you asked by stating why.
      Such punitive voting against ideas rather than for a misdeed....
      Complaining about being downvoted is often considered a misdeed here, so by your own standards, you qualify for being downvoted!

      Regardless, if I think something is a bad idea why shouldn't I vote it down? Enlightenment is attained by learning from and then discarding bad ideas (among other things), and voting on nodes helps establish if something is a good idea or not. It's just like taking an informal survey: "Is this idea good or bad?".

      And as a side note, if you are going to suggest a radical change like yours you should really put a lot more effort into the post. A lengthy, well thought out essay about it may have gone over much better and many people who did not like the idea may have still upvoted it and then discussed the problems with it. Throwing out such ideas so haphazardly as you did (another misdeed) is practically guaranteed to get you a lot of downvotes.

      As a side note, I commend you for continuing to post as yourself and taking the downvote hit.

      Emphasis in bold added in above quotes.

      Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

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      does not comport

      Says you, shamer

        Indeed, I do! And shame on you, too! :)

      Such punitive voting against ideas rather than for a misdeed or an offense does not comport with either the monastic ethos or the principles of civil discourse.
      So, if you think people shouldn't downvote because they don't agree with the idea, and should only downvote on misdeeds or offenses, do you also agree people shouldn't upvote your post if they agree with your idea, and only upvote on real acts of goodness?

      Why is it that if people complain about votes, it's always about downvotes -- noone seems to complain they got more upvotes than they should have gotten.

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