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Apr 21, 2017 at 10:59 comment added user @PaulTIKI "wait an hour or 2 before a vote to close" I disagree. If a question should be put on hold, we should do so quickly, before people spend a lot of time answering a question that might turn out to be changed a fair bit. It's better to put on hold, posting useful comments if applicable, and then while the question is on hold figure out how to fix it. Once the question has been fixed, it's fair game to be and should be reopened quickly. A question being put on hold is not a punishment or a "penalty box", it's a "whoa, hold on a second" until we figure out what the asker wants.
Apr 15, 2017 at 5:05 comment added Paul TIKI thanks. Of course the othe peoples opinions are, of course, wrong because they disagree with ME. (tongue firmly in cheek) Have a great holiday!
Apr 15, 2017 at 5:03 comment added apaul @PaulTIKI also... Not to put too fine a point on it... The user who asked isn't new to the game. They've had an awful lot of these learning experiences.
Apr 15, 2017 at 5:01 comment added apaul @PaulTIKI there are some other fun tools at the higher thresholds, but I get what you mean. At a point you begin to think of them as magical unicorn dollars. But there is always that pesky psychological validation thing... Gotta separate that occasionally. Once you begin to see it as it is, just someone's opinion, the sting lessens. If it matters I only voted on the question.
Apr 15, 2017 at 4:55 comment added Paul TIKI To be honest, the only reason I cared about rep at all was to beabel to vote to close or re-open. Got to that point so I don't care too much about about rep. To me, the number of downvotes is the number of people who didn't care for my efforts, which is hard not to take a little personally on a gut level. Kinda like a paper cut, it stings all out of proportion with the actual damage :) It leads me to the very thing I'm complaining about. I'm taking it too seriously. I just want to be wary of doing the same to others. That sting might hit someone else way harder.
Apr 15, 2017 at 3:01 comment added apaul @PaulTIKI as far as the "pile on", keep in mind that it takes 2.5 downvotes to offset every upvote, so if a question gets 1 upvote and 2 downvotes, the asker still walks away with a rep gain. 5 downvotes only takes away 10 rep, so while it feels kinda crappy, it's very easy to recover from.
Apr 15, 2017 at 2:53 comment added apaul @PaulTIKI I wouldn't call it a guideline, at least not officially, but definitely something worth thinking about.
Apr 15, 2017 at 2:01 comment added Paul TIKI Also, thanks for the guideline of "only useful to the person asking" vs "not useful for future readers" I need to keep that in mind.
Apr 15, 2017 at 1:42 comment added Paul TIKI All Fair points. If I were to quibble, it would be to wait an hour or 2 before a vote to close. That's just me though. The one time I asked a question, I had some things to do and I couldn't even get back to it for at least a few hours. I have noticed a few questions getting shut down much faster than that. I'm also noticing a tendency to pile on. One downvote can quickly generate 3 or 4 more.
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