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7:50 AM
@DVK-on-Ahch-To I see. Thanks for explaining :)
on a different subject, would this edit be ok or would it deviate too much from the original intent of the answer? (a new answer cannot be written, the post is locked) politics.stackexchange.com/questions/9611/…
 
 
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1:48 PM
@tim - nope. sippenhaft is punishing someone. There's a marked difference - both ethically and practically - between punishment and lack of reward. You don't get punished because I refuse to post a 500 rep bounty on your answer - or even to upvote it. (a downvote is a punishment, lack of upvote is not) — user4012 55 mins ago
A downvote isn't punishment. It's free feedback your post sucks.
@Federico Where's your downvote? :/
Deleted. You missed an opportunity for a helpful NAA flag there.
Also, I see a recent discussion you had with that user got a bit heated. It might be wise to avoid commenting on their posts for a while, especially if the comments don't do much to improve the post.
 
@yannis what I've the impression that happens, is that downvotes tend to invite upvotes from people of the same "faction" as the poster. Netting a benefit rather than a punishment.
@yannis ok, will do
 
Nothing wrong with your comment there, just that if you already know the other party aren't going to be receptive to criticism, no point in risking yet another pointless comment fight.
And yes, it's sad how many times that initial -1 prompts sympathy upvotes.
 
 
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Q: How on topic is the military?

not store bought dirtA few recent questions have had a lot to do with how some military could/should/would deal with something, or what the implications of some act are in terms focusing on a military or war. It's been said that politics is war by other means and militaries are certainly relevant to international po...

 

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