Cam wrote:So you disagree a statement from a member with a high reputation appears to have more merit than that from a member with a negative reputation?
FWIW - up voting one position with no merit while disregarding another with merit, is just as bad. I never down voted you at all in that thread either. Free will comes with some responsibilities.
Maybe I've just been around here too damn long, because I generally know what to expect from most folks, and it doesn't have all that much to do with the numbers that trail their names. I don't know how anyone else uses the feature, but I typically used voting to add my input to discussions in which I wasn't involved or when I learned something.
It's obviously meaningless, though. I formerly had an absurd number of points, but it was still said that I've "never posted anything technical whatsoever," which is patently false. Yet, it does illustrate how the system seems to foster resentment more than anything else.
In any case, I'm no longer going to vote one way or the other on anything. That's my "meta-vote" on the situation.