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@cafebabe Why? it does make completely sense, especially if the person behind the deleted account wants everything gone.
When i deleted my account, one of the reasons were to un++ everything as well as removing my comments and posts.
@Frederick it doesn’t makes sense because deleting an account is not indicative of them not liking your rant.
These are two very disjointed events.
Simpler explanation is ++ should be like cash not stocks ( for the life time of platform)
once you own cash it’s yours even if company that gave it goes out of market .
I do not understand Implementing ++ like a stock that tanks with its giver ( suggested me a better word)
Lyym7911y@Frederick true but, since you can't see who liked your rant (except in notifications) no one would actually know/ have a way to trace who deleted their account.
Plus loosing ++ is a sure sign of someone leaving, making people curious and trying to go down a rabbit hole and find who left, whereas leaving them it's like nothing ever happened
@Frederick Also if you look at like this, it wouldnt make sense.
"One person likes your post"
"Person deletes his account"
In sense of context that would make it like
"None likes your post"
Also, that would also make the ++/-- table saving a lot of invalid data like user ids, that isnt used anymore.
NoMad125341yIf you don't know who ++d the rant, you can't remove the ++ either. So you can't down vote the same rant you up voted.
A better idea, is to keep ++s for only two years.
This similar discussion on S.O seems to give some insight https://meta.stackoverflow.com/ques...
"...you could also have gained points if the deleted user had instead downvoted (- -) your posts; I am sure you wouldn't protest such reversals as vehemently."
Personally, I think the removal of ++'s after account deletion makes the platform spam free.
If the removal is fair for - - it's also fair for ++
NoMad125341yI don't think ++ should go. But I would like a list of who opted out.
Jilano306711y@cafebabe To be honest, I quite like it. There's something "peaceful" in knowing there'd be (almost) no trace left if you choose to delete your account.
Maybe not a log of deleted accounts, but if you truly care about ++ so much (I literally have no idea if my score goes up or down because I don't care) maybe something like stack overflow has where it tells you why you got ++ or -- recently. One of those could just be (Deleted account) but not give the username or anything (Obviously a deleted user wants their information gone, so displaying their username would be counter intuitive)
But honestly I think the whole score thing isn't enough to warrant such development costs. Just participate in the community, that's what it's all about