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Re: Hands off your own nodes?

by ehdonhon (Curate)
on May 09, 2002 at 03:06 UTC ( #165239=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hands off your own nodes?

I agree that one should not front-page their own nodes. However, ...

My concern, is that until there is a way to stop people from having more than one account (not likely to ever happen), there really is no way that we could ever truly stop somebody from front-paging something they wrote if they really wanted it front-paged. All they would need to do is log into their second account, author a node, and then front-page it from the first. If we remove the ability for somebody to front-page something they authored, we would most likely only be encouraging this sort of thing.

Regarding voting on a considered node. I guess I really don't see why you would want to stop the author from voting on it. When a politician votes for themselves, we don't call that un-fair, we call it democratic. Likewise, I propose that the author of a node should have the right to cast a vote in opposition to whatever reason it is being considered if they wish.

I think the same logic extends to considering nodes. What harm comes from preventing somebody from considering their own node? The only time I've ever seen this done is when somebody asks to delete a dupe. Why do we want to stop that?

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Re: Re: Hands off your own nodes?
by belg4mit (Prior) on May 09, 2002 at 03:55 UTC
    With respect to multiple accounts, I suppose if you thought of it somebody else would have ;-), at least one of the accounts would have to have reached the necessary level, specifically not the one being frontpaged. If somebody cared this much it would seem counter-productive to split their efforts amongst two accounts, that is unless they wished to rant with the lower one (damn! well that cat's out of the back), otherwise such a thing would only logically pertain to saints :-/.

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