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honey the codewitch22-Feb-21 9:03
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I wrote this a little earlier to someone else, but it bears repeating here.

Recently I submitted an article and codebase that I had worked quite hard on, and tested (i thought)

I only got a single vote, and it was one star.

That does tank my overall article rep and it makes me wonder if that impacts ranking and thus search engine results, so for reasons there are real world implications of having a downvote troll - someone that religiously downvotes you particularly if you write niche content that is unpopular but nevertheless important for those who need it. Which I do a lot of.

But more than that - and this goes to JSOP's point - that article contained code that I then tried to use in a commercial product on a platform I thought I had tested it for, and it failed right out of the gate. First time i tried it in the wild. I didn't have time to investigate so I used another offering in the alternative, and there it sits until i get free time to attack it again.

What if that one star was someone who ran into the same problem I did with my code?

Hundreds of people downloaded it. That one comment could have saved everyone who used it and the person that wrote it a lot of hassle.

Maybe if they didn't have the one star option they'd be more inclined to write a scathing comment. I'd still much prefer that to a non-descriptive "general failure" message a one star vote sends.
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