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The difference is that the negative folks are the most vocal, while the positive folks are trying arc instead of whining about their perception of Paul's behaviour.

For example, I was just over on programming.reddit.com. The majority of the comments on this essay are smearing Paul's character. If you went by that, everyone hates it.

Yet the essay has +115 points. So there are 115 people who liked the essay for each person who dislikes it. Where are their comments?

Maybe they vote because they want the story to stay on top a while, either to convince others (Ron Paul) or because they want to see the discussion. Reddit is like a reality show. You might vote for the candidate you liked best, but you might also vote for a troublemaker to ensure a good show.

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