What E2 taught me:
Leave the nodeshells alone. Don't try to be the rescue squad and put something meaningful there or you will be mercilessly downvoted.
Be impersonal. Don't node your thoughts. Avoid GTKY.
People complain about nodeshells and want to encourage noding of thoughts yet downvote anything that reeks of personal thoughts or attempts to salvage nodeshells. As IRL, people want everything both ways.
With these thoughts I disappear into the cold night. What arose with 0 XP returns whence it came (and reminds the world that an integer in a database is not a value of self-worth).