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MV - I always took your abundant ratings to mean that you had simply read a comment - a sort of calling card. At most a kind of territorial marking, with comments as lamp-posts ;-)

It is always nice to know that someone has read what you have written - even if one's efforts inspire no further comment.

However, if someone, not Someone, but just anyone, comes up with a macro that rates everything with a single click, then I may have to rethink. The handcrafted rating, beautifully applied gesturally with the care and skill of generations of bloggers down through the ages, is so much more meaningful than the mass-produced one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf, machine-gun spray of mass ratings.

I remember when I was a boy.....<falls into deep catatonic slumber>

What? Did someone mention tonic?

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 at 12:16:39 PM EST
Sven, Sven, you know I cannot keep up with your neuron and I just take in your 360 knowledge.

I see ratings as a thank you for anyone who makes the effort to contribute and I refuse to see them as a brilliance contest because that is divisive.  I look at where the world is right now, with all the ´doctorated geniuses´, and to me they are a negative value.

Sorry, you´ll have to live with the fours.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 at 01:10:33 PM EST
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Well, I appreciate your ratings and your occasional chides.  Everyone needs a cheerleader and a conscience and you're good at being both.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 at 10:46:13 PM EST
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However, if someone, not Someone, but just anyone, comes up with a macro that rates everything with a single click

Done and done, suckers! Bwahahahahahahahaha! Javascrip shell and I are best mates, after all... Everyone gets a '4'!

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Mon Sep 3rd, 2007 at 02:27:52 AM EST
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