Browsing the old discussion, you summarized one of the
positions. Another is that what good is it as a reputation
if it cannot factor into people's judgement of a node?
A position that I feel which apparently has not factored
into this discussion is that every voting system has its
anomolies. The current one favours short posts that are
immediately understandable to everyone. It is appropriate
if you want a popularity read, and not an indication of
If your goal is to be able to identify who is liked and
reward the poster, then the current choice makes sense.
If your goal is to develop information from which later
on you can index into useful site documentation, then it
Before you can point it out, I don't have the history with
this site. I don't know what the voting system here is
meant to address. OTOH I have been used as a sounding
board for some of the ideas on how to use a voting system
for the next incarnation of kuro5hin (pronounced corrosion)
to help it deal with the troll problems that shut them down
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