Whilst I understand the reasons behind the voting changes in the lounge, I feel there is a 'Middle Way' to express approval/disapproval in the Lounge.
Have a simple or for the posts.
These would not be linked to the reputation metric for the user, but would, in essence, show the popularity/derision for a post.
It would be a community expression to reward the helpful/humorous/original thinking/lateral logic/just plain genius etc that we all enjoy, and would mete out opprobrium to the weak/poor taste/badly conceived/arrogant/obnoxious/offensive posts that we, as the regular visitors, could offer the reward/punishment we see fit.
It would only be measured against the individual post, so it would help to define the kind of inputs to the forum that we enjoy, and would help make a declaration of what was not seen as appropriate.
There have been many posts of late where I have wanted to upvote because of various reasons and feel cheated somewhat that I am unable to reward in some way the perceived cleverness of the OP.
what do others think?
--------------------------------- I will never again mention that I was the poster of the One Millionth Lounge Post, nor that it was complete drivel. Dalek Dave
Excuse my late response to your post, Sir David of Dalek (don't know how I missed it), but I think you make a very cogent, useful, relevant proposal.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
regardless of the number of times I attempt to confirm my email address firstname.lastname@example.org nothing happens. no email shows up---nothing---nada---zilch. i really dislike the various messages you display for those in this situation. please fix...
Dave is there a way to do the equivalent of a trace route on the confirmation email. I use gmail and can view my spam folder as well as the new message folder and as far as I can tell I'm not getting the confirmation request. In lieu of that perhaps you could just manually throw the switch that says 'email confirmed'?