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Re: Re: Negative Voting

by saucepan (Scribe)
on Jan 04, 2001 at 08:16 UTC ( #49698=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Negative Voting
in thread Negative Voting

What about having a vote budget? For example: say you have a collection of votes, each of which is one of -2, -1, 0, +1, or +2. Spending a vote uses it up, so when you've run out of (say) +2 votes you can't use any more of them until you get some more. Every time you vote, you gain back vote fragments in the following proportion:

1/9 of a -2 vote;
2/9 of a -1 vote;
3/9 of a 0 vote;
2/9 of a +1 vote; and
1/9 of a +2 vote.

This way, your total number of votes never changes, but over the long term you'll find yourself constrained to follow the curve. (The curve doesn't need to be bell shaped or even symmetrical, but this was just an example.)

The power of individual voters can be adjusted by doling out additional vote fragments to people according to some policy (much as I gather it works now).

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Re: Re: Re: Negative Voting
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Jan 04, 2001 at 08:20 UTC
    Heck, why not just penalize people that don't give votes averaging out, in the end, to zero or better? If somebody has a bad day and decides to take it out on PM, PM fights back.

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