ANSWERS: 23
  • Without hesitation!!
  • I'm your go to guy for that sort of the Cyndimh and I do mean you.
  • Yes I do.
  • Yep... Don't you?
  • Yes :)
  • I believe that questions, answers and opinions should be judge in their own merits. So if I uprate or downrate, I base it on whether the information or request seems valid or not, not on whether I seem to agree or disagree with the authors' point of view. I would down rate bashing, bad intended comments or expressions of blatant spitefulness. Information: A Fresh Look at the Library Bill of Rights http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/freedom/lbrpart9.html - - - - - - - - [Excerpt from website] - - - - In this latest installment of the NCompass series examining applications of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights, we explore the issues of liberty and intellectual freedom. “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,....” This statement from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution indicates the importance of freedom of inquiry and liberty of expression to the framers of the Constitution. George Orwell, in the introduction to Animal Farm, writes, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” This, of course, is the sticking point with intellectual freedom. To hear personal beliefs affirmed, or to protect beliefs we hold personally, are not difficult challenges. The difficulty arises when ideas expressed conflict with one’s personal beliefs. Yet as Michael Gorman states in his book, Our Singular Strengths, “It is the expression of the minority, the despised, the different, that (librarians) should protect at all costs.”
  • yea, i guess it seems like a right thing to do?
  • you bet!...always have ..always will
  • I can't give myself points, so no.
  • Yes, but I would have probably given them points anyway as most questions I look at are ones that I plan on answering. But if I notice something that seems interesting and it's got a minus, I will give it points.
  • Yes, I do everytime. :-)
  • You bet, that is part of the Coat mission.
  • all the time
  • Yes I do! All the time.
  • Yes, I help many people who are unfairly targeted.I even help people who I disagree with if they are on my friend list just because they should be heard also.
  • Yes, seems like I uprate negatives daily.
  • Always, even if I disagree with it. Unless it's something racist or the like, then I just let it be.
  • I look to see what the question/answer was and if it was a within the rules i would indeed up-rate it and try to get it out of the negative rating. If it is a very good question/answer I will get other members to also up-rate it and bring it to the point it should be in the ratings. I do not just up-rate to give this poor person points because they never had points taken away as down-rates only lower the rating not the point value. and I have recently figured out that even if your down-rated you point value still goes up. So yes for the value of the site I will try as I can to put it in the proper space it deserves and in my humble opinion there should be no negative readings because zero says unhelpful enough. If it deserves minus numbers it deserves to be removed.
  • If it's pure nonsense I don't. If it's a valid question then yes, most of the time.
  • I + if I think the question/answer deserves it wether it be -'d or not
  • yes, well it depends on what it is sometimes.
  • Sometimes

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