Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE[4]: Voting down?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Voting down?"
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So you received a downvote. So what?

As I've explained to you a billion times - it doesn't matter. It doesn't affect anything. It doesn't have any influence over anything. The moderation system and the algorithms it uses aren't impressed with a few comments getting a few downvotes. Your standing within the system is excellent, and not affected by this in any way, shape, or form. The system is smarter than that.

In fact, the system even alerts us of abuse, when a particular uses is oddly downvoted - say, by the same user, or in rapid fashion, and so on.

I honestly don't know how many times I have to point this out to you. Stop worrying so much over something that means nothing. Heck, this whining is why I originally wanted to hide comment scores altogether in favour of showing user standing.

We still may.

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