On Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 14:59:44 UTC, matheus wrote:>
On Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 14:33:43 UTC, Q. Schroll wrote:>
On Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at 21:40:15 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:>
Online voting is emotionally toxic and logically fallacious.
You're wrong, like really wrong. If that were true, SO should be the pinnacle of emotionally toxic and logically fallacious posts when it comes to programming topics, but it's exactly the contrary: SO is one of the best if not the best resource for programming questions — and I'd claim it is because of their voting system and not in spite of it.
Well I don't agree with this, SO voting system isn't that good at all. It was already debatable on HN and in different medias too.
For example, it's common to see that in different cases the most up voted answer is "not" the "best answer".
I don't think we disagree, you just got me wrong. People's votes aren't perfect, everyone knows that.
I experienced it myself that not the accepted/highest-score answer, but the answer with the second or third highest score was most helpful to me. I never said SO's voting system is the best voting system there is, I said that SO has a voting system and SO (not its voting system) is generally considered the best resource for programming questions, which is an indication that a voting system on a programming forum might not be as harmful as people here expect.
I have no idea what HN stands for.