> 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 :)
FWIW, I voted the above up. :)
You bring up some good points. Requiring cookies
and checking IPs and user-agent strings could possibly
detect people with multiple IDs, but it would not be
foolproof. I also agree that sometimes I want to vote
something down more than one (e.g. blank posts) but I
don't think that giving more than one vote to a post
would work. Such a system might lead to more abuse
by the above-mentioned "losers". Hopefully, there will
be more honest evaluations who will cancel out bad posts
which have been voted up dishonestly.
I would really like to be able to see the reputation
of a node before I vote. If a dumb post (IMO) has been
voted up by "losers", then I would like to spend my
vote to bring it down. If I have a single vote left and
there are two deserving posts, I would like to vote for
the one that has a reputation of (for example) "2" vs.
the one with a reputation of "12"