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35 Post author: MichaelVassar 02 March 2010 08:11AM

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Comment author: orthonormal 03 March 2010 06:41:27AM *  10 points [-]

I disagree; an explanation of a downvote is a lot more helpful to the author than an explanation of an upvote (in addition to the fact that it often mitigates status-based anger), and thus the symmetry is broken. h-H is perhaps exaggerating this principle, but it's perfectly legitimate to say "that comment looked OK to me, what are you seeing?"

Comment author: h-H 04 March 2010 12:08:50AM 0 points [-]

seconded, and well put.

Comment author: komponisto 03 March 2010 01:44:59PM 0 points [-]

Strong second.