Speaking of a horse being flogged to death, many times over ...
Yes indeed, there are no rules about how one should vote. There is no accountability for your voting behaviour.
And by right there shouldn't be any.
But experience shows that on the average the XP value of a node fairly reflects its "value". It is all statistics: don't sweat the detail, just look at the general trend.
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James
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