[tex-live] tilde in file/folder names (again)

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Oct 21 12:56:30 CEST 2016

Am Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:46:15 +0200 schrieb jfbu:

> but what I have observed many times on stack.exchange is that
> people upvote answers which solve problems they were not
> confronted with to start with, that they have no competence
> to judge, and that they even don't test at all. Nice pictures
> will more easily draw upvotes. This is a phenomenon you see
> when you provide a new answer to an old question which had
> a disputable accepted answer. Providing a new answer brings
> the question upfront on the site, and in an automatic
> manner you see upvotes going to the already accepted answer,
> at a speed so high (it seems traffic is much lower nowadays,
> so perhaps two years ago) that it is not possible that the
> people have tested the code. Meanwhile your new, imaginative
> answer, remains unread, un-understood, and un-upvoted.

I can only repeat my remark:

>> Expecting that every vote or tick is correct means that you expect
>> that everyone carefully test solutions, spent time to ponder over
>> them and don't make errors when judging the code -- not a very
>> probably scenario.

Relevance and popularity is not the same and in all voting systems
sometimes the wrong candidate wins. But unless you want to restrict
votes and judging to the "capable experts" or not vote at all you
will have to accepts that sometimes questions about donkeys gets
much more points than a imagitive answer and that only a few experts
realize (and care) that your answer is better than an existing one.  

Btw: while I take votes and ticks into account when looking for code
I never take them as ultimate as I know that votes and ticks are
rewarded by non-experts and so can be wrong. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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