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105 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 April 2009 02:44AM

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Comment author: MrHen 21 April 2009 04:26:22PM *  0 points [-]

Except they are not. The complete irony is that my comment about downvoting dropped to -4 and has been climbing ever since. It displayed the exact behavior I was complaining about in my other comment. I expected this comment to drop like a rock and now it is sitting with all of my other bad and mediocre posts at a useless -1. My comment was terrible. It should be downvoted.

(Edit) Oh, I guess I should voice my agreement with infotropism. I think downvoting "more" is just overcompensating.

Comment author: AndySimpson 21 April 2009 10:55:13PM 0 points [-]

Which was terrible and sitting at -1? I don't understand. All I was trying to indicate is that I've noticed a pronounced deviation from standard upvoting and downvoting practices in this thread, mostly towards downvoting.

Comment author: MrHen 22 April 2009 12:08:36AM *  1 point [-]

This comment has been fluctuating between -1 and -4 for a while. As of now it is at -3.

I was using it as an example of people upvoting a comment that really was not doing anything. Since it is back to -3, I suppose I have no valid point left. So, yeah, you could be right.