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.
I think it's useful because it exists, is user generated and is searchable. Not sure what votes do there, they are time skewed, the best answer is routinely undervoted, the accepted answer is time skewed too and fails on top of that. As a result I end up reading all answers and comments to answers. Github issues are better for more focused information have no voting system, they too are useful because they exist, are user generated and are searchable.