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(Ozymandias) RE: Reputation Viewing Option?

by Ozymandias (Hermit)
on Aug 30, 2000 at 20:03 UTC ( #30318=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reputation Viewing Option?

This has been discussed many, many times. The short version of the discussion is that it's a very bad idea to allow users to see node reputations before they vote on the nodes; you should be voting on the node based on its content and on what you personally think of it, not based on what other people did.

That also goes for content consideration; if it's offensive to you, if it's sufficiently insulting that you believe it should be deleted, then submit it for consideration and vote to delete it. If it's not, then don't, or if someone else has submitted it for consideration, vote to keep it. You should not be factoring other people's opinions into your decision.

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RE (tilly) 2: Reputation Viewing Option?
by tilly (Archbishop) on Aug 30, 2000 at 20:54 UTC
    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 quality.

    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 doesn't.

    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 last time...

RE: (Ozymandias) RE: Reputation Viewing Option?
by PipTigger (Hermit) on Aug 30, 2000 at 20:07 UTC
    I understand... I was just perusing old threads on the topic and am convinced that you are absolutely correct. kudra rightly recommended I read up and post a link with the useful info for further reference so HERE it was. =) Thanks muchly. TTFN.


    p.s. Initiate Nail Removal Immediately!

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