I try to vote on my content just like I vote on other content.
Seriously, I am just hear to fellowship with Occams and scottb. My OmniNerd brothers that I just love to agree to disagree with, I feel like the balance on this site has a lot to do with the world going round.
I often vote things up if the person spent some obvious time and care in making a response whether I agree with the post or not. So no one should necessarily be reading any political affiliation into my nerd-it giving. If a person makes a good point or is informative even in a way I don’t want to hear, I usually vote it up. If I feel a post contributes greatly to the ensuing conversation, I might vote it up. I vote my own posts up if I really spent time on them. I wonder how Obama and McCain voted when they went to the polls on Tue Nov 4? (Ralph Nader I bet.)
I only vote stuff down if it is insulting, deliberately racist, vulgar or just plain mean. Or anti-nerd of course.
The nerdit system isn’t used as much as it was designed for. I wish people would at least vote for the content, (news, links, articles and blogs) even if they don’t bother with comments.
I voted for the wrong option. Teach me to not to read carefully…
What’s wrong with voting on your stuff – if you didn’t like/agree with what you have to say, I doubt you’d be posting. If you don’t like the way your wrote it, then that serves as a self indicator for something to improve on.
But in case you’re wondering … I’m not on the top of the Showcase because I voted for myself. A good 2/3 of my votes are for other people so is that a bad thing?
I agree with gnyfus in using it to encourage thoughtful posts.
I vote mine back up one step if I think I have been flamed unfairly.
However, the nerd rank system went stagnant more than a year ago and should be scrapped. It is useful only to identify the founders.
I vote on my posts to prime the pump…Omni-nerds are sometimes fickel, they’re afraid to give Kudos to a comment they agree with but that no one else will substantiate…It’s kind of weird really.
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