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in reply to RE: Thoughts on voting and reputations (kudra: keep voting for old nodes)
in thread Thoughts on voting and reputations

The point of the second suggestion was not to devalue old nodes, but rather to help people searching the archives judge which answers to a question are the best - if you don't know about a subject, you will have difficulty telling the difference between a good answer and a great answer - though I imagine the really bad answers will tend to speak for themselves (or have helpful followups)

It would just be a helpful cue to people who are new here or who are new to a subject as to which answers in the archives are the best or most helpful (or at least, those that other people think are the best or most helpful :-)

Andrew.