bboy_drain's blog

By bboy_drain, 10 years ago, In English

Before downvoting this entry, I would like to ask for all to read this entry and provide some advice.

I have noticed that I have spent quality time writing up blogs (they are deleted now because of downvotes), but people do not seem to appreciate them. I am pretty sure that many other users face this same issue, where they would always get downvotes even when they are trying to help.

May I ask for advice on: -how to write blogs that people would upvote on -how to write good comments

Looking forward to any feedback

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10 years ago, # |
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Just listen to your heart!

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10 years ago, # |
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Sorry to be rude here but can people start giving me advice instead of silently downvoting this blog?

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10 years ago, # |
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To gain contribution, just write funny jokes everywhere.

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10 years ago, # |
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why would you care about your contribution?

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    Not to care about contribution, but its sad to see some useful blogs get negative votes , while some nonsense blogs like this one get positive votes
    UPD: it has negative votes now

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      10 years ago, # ^ |
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      Don't be sad bro , It's got negative as it should be , proving that CF is the right place to participate in.

      UPD : I will get down-votes because I've repeated what you've said :p

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10 years ago, # |
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You want to get contribution or to help other people? Bredor has high contribution because of his cute sense of humor:) Even if he is not helping other with some problems.

I had not read your articles, but if they were downvoted — there should be some reason. They are either not interesting, or not helpful, or bad written, or with some errors. I can't say more precisely — just because i had not read them, as i already mentioned.

So just try to make it better next time:)

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10 years ago, # |
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Let me say some thing as I'm [candidate master in low-contribution] , I can't tell you how to get high cont. but I can tell the negative :

Top 10 things to get low-contribution :
1- non English or Bad English , even without reading any thing but the title you will get ----.
2- Trying to say WISE things [like this whole comment]
3- Waste others' time by writing long non-sense comments and blog-entries [like this comment].
now if you write a normal[not wise] short [not long] and good English entry :
4- help me I'm so stupid [that will give a lot of '-'s , if you're stupid don't post]
[if it is a help-me post talk in general not for JUST YOUR LIFE PROBLEM]
5- your own opinions [when talking seriously]
6- your own personality and life-style [same note of 6]
7- talking about something that is not related with any body except you .
8- repeating some thing said before [any where even if it wasn't Googelable <--(:p) ]
9- laughing at an innocent user [even if he got lots of down-votes].
10- bad style images/codes/long links/

Sadly , when you got votes<0 this is also a reason to get more -----

^_^

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    11 — writing stuff in the monospaced font that shouldn't be in it, optionally making it a code block, so that the syntax highlighter can have some fun as well.

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You already succeed in writing this blog which has been up-voted :D

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Recently I see "Before downvoting this entry..." in the first line of almost every entry, it seems everyones afraid of downvoting problem, I think it is getting a big issue.

Sometimes people downvote comment/blog because it has grammer/typing mistakes, and I don't understand them, if someone cann't speak English well you should help hem/her, instead of downvoting. This just decreases writer's selfconfidence and it has benefit for nobody.

p.s I think "Before downvoting this entry..." is a magic phrase that prevents downvoting.

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    10 years ago, # ^ |
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    You can't really blame it on the blogger.

    It is very depressing to see when people downvote something you say without providing any feedback as to why. This really frustrates a novice blogger.

    Communication should be bidirectional, the blogger providing info and the users providing feedback. This would make Codeforces a better community.

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      10 years ago, # ^ |
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      Yeah, I agree with you, but I think people afraid of saying their disagreement(even if it is helpful and instructive) in to your face, they just show it by their downvoting, because their name will be unknown to the writer.

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sad but true, get higher ratings. I see a high correlation between ratings and the upvotes in CF. red coder almost always get a lot of up votes.

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7 years ago, # |
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Be Nice, Be Respectful. Genuinely try to help the person. Good unoffensive humour always helps :) . But it is important to genuinely try to help the person. That's it :)

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Appreciation takes a lot of time and effort. You should just keep helping others, good luck

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7 years ago, # |
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Just do what you think is right !! You shouldn't be affected by other's opinions. You are one of a kind and you should respect your decisions and sentiments.

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7 years ago, # |
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1-Get Red

2-If you are not red, don't reply to a red

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6 years ago, # |
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red coder always get upvote =))

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5 years ago, # |
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Don't write hate posts.

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8 months ago, # |
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i did not cheat but why i got warning ?

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8 months ago, # |
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how to prove this i dont know but i did not cheat in contest