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?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

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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RE[5]: Voting down?
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 27th Dec 2012 00:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Voting down?"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

LOL, shall we laugh together now? ;)
I have a few enemies, it cannot be avoided, especially among tonymacx86 staff and possibly their users.
Could it be that, unable to attack me at InsanelyMac, they vote me down here?
Little more than a joke ;)

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RE[6]: Voting down?
by kwan_e on Thu 27th Dec 2012 02:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Voting down?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I have a few enemies, it cannot be avoided, especially among tonymacx86 staff and possibly their users.
Could it be that, unable to attack me at InsanelyMac, they vote me down here?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl41VkyXUmk

They're not enemies. They're people who take themselves too seriously. A better idea is to suck it up and not take voting too seriously - or maybe consider the alternative that those comments deserved to be downvoted. People these days don't have enemies, or foes*, as the Slashdot system allows for...

* I've had two people on Slashdot foe me. All for comments I made that didn't buy into their extreme libertarianism. Says something about them I think ;)

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