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RE: Keep the vote XPs. Don't increase vote #. (kudra: No need to use all votes)by kudra (Vicar)
|on May 12, 2000 at 13:12 UTC||Need Help??|
I don't know about the less votes thing. Most days I have more votes than I need, but sometimes I've got a good use for every one (or I wish I could hold over the ones that were left from the previous day).
Just having X votes doesn't mean a person needs to spend X votes if there aren't the same number of deserving articles. If someone really wants to be a munchkin, I'm sure there are other ways of pumping up exp other than getting that last vote bonus--such as creating multiple logins which serve only to give the primary login votes, or entering into an agreement with another loser to promote each other's posts, etc. No matter what you do, someone who is determined can cheat or abuse the system.
I do think there should be some way for more advanced monks to have more influence. One way is of course by giving them more votes. Another way might be to have their votes count more--perhaps carry a greater chance of xp for the receipient, and to affect reputation by 2 instead of 1. It certainly means more to me if I get a vote from someone whom I respect than if I get one from the person described in the previous paragraph. Or it would, if I knew who had voted :)
I'm not sure that's a good idea though. There are some things I vote for where I'd happily spend 3 votes if I could, but a lot of the time I'm not that enthralled with the post that I'd spend more than one vote. Hmm, maybe some normal votes and some more powerful votes?
Kudra - if exp doesn't matter, why do we seem to care so much about voting? ;)