See this - What is JSON-P & how do you pronounce it?

Can anyone explain this effect?

I think it demonstrates the side effect of having a penalty on down votes.

Update: This answer is half-correct and still accumulated up-votes.

Don't you guys think it tells me this: a) Post funny answers and get an overnight reputation boost. b) Fun + messy stuff > best stuff

Some food for thought...

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    I'd agree with your last statement. However, I believe the answer is technically correct. So, I suppose it deserves upvotes. – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:08
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    How's that answer irrelevant? It's not complete, but part of the question was about the pronounciation. I'm not sure the answerer was even aware of Jonathon's "relevation". – balpha Aug 20 '09 at 15:09
  • ROFL. Thanks for posting. Wouldn't have encountered that question otherwise. Oh, we like humor. And yes, the answer is technically correct. – Randell Aug 20 '09 at 15:10
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    it was half-correct, that's why I believe it was not selected as a best answer. – Warrior Aug 20 '09 at 15:11
  • Warrior, how do you pronounce JSON-P? – Randell Aug 20 '09 at 15:13
  • Damn, I so wish I could correct typos in comments... – balpha Aug 20 '09 at 15:14
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    Jayson - Pea – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:14
  • @balpha It's ok, we have all done it. – Troggy Aug 20 '09 at 15:18
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    His answer is the only one to address the pronunciation. Everyone else already took care of the "What Is?" part of his question. I wouldn't really worry about it. I don't see this happening often/ever. – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:20

It did technically answer the OP's question, so I think it was ok in this case.

And you got to have some humor when programming, you will go insane if you don't.

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    Most of us are already insane though... – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:14
  • insane enough to kidnap one of TheTXI ponies? And can't forget Welbog's lasers! – Troggy Aug 20 '09 at 15:20
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    We are insane enough to have discussions about posts with the word 'Pee' in them. – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:25
  • I call it sense of humor. Others call it insanity... – Treb Aug 20 '09 at 15:50
  • @jjnguy: wait till you have kids, you'll be talking about all kinds of details about poop: color, texture, odor, consistency. And you'll forget that other people get kind of grossed out by it... – Kip Aug 20 '09 at 15:57
  • Oh great...and that part of my life is rushing up on me too...I can't wait! – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 16:15

People like humor.

And waffles.


  • Yeah, but that was not the whole idea behind having upvotes and downvotes and sorting them. – Warrior Aug 20 '09 at 15:08
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    You should only be concerned with "sorting" when it's CW. All non-cw questions should be voted based upon your approval of the answer exclusively, and not its relationship to other answers. – Sampson Aug 20 '09 at 15:25
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    The purpose is to get good answers to the top and bad answers to the bottom. What is good and bad is community-defined. Being software people, almost all of us who have survived have a sense of humor. – David Thornley Aug 20 '09 at 15:27
  • @Jonathan: I'm always concerned about an answers relationship to me. did it send me flowers? Would I bring it home to meet my parents? These are important questions to ask. – Eric Aug 20 '09 at 15:39
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    Does it put out? – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:43
  • now with more waffliness! – perbert Aug 20 '09 at 17:15

It looks like the only answer to address the phonetic pronunciation.


I upvoted it...only because it was technically correct. The OP asked how to pronounce it, and "Jayson Pee" is correct. Now, if that answer had been "accepted," I would have been upset.

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    Hehe, you said 'Pee'!! – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 15:22
  • Ewwwww! Potty-mouth! – Sampson Aug 20 '09 at 15:23

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