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Whether or not personality voting is a problem depends largely upon what you want the voting system to accomplish. From the time that I first came here I saw the voting system and I saw the potential for it to sort out the wheat from the chaff and long-term accumulate a record of high quality posts. That could be used as a starting point to help solve the huge problems facing these online fora, that great quality is produced but is lost in the noise.

Wouldn't it be, for instance, nice if Super Search could be filtered on or sorted by XP? But if that ever happened, then the personality votes would all be pollution, useless noise getting in the way of using the XP on a post as a measure of probable quality.

So I would prefer it if a high quality post by me has exactly the same chances in life as an equivalent post by, say, dkubb. (To non-randomly pick a high-quality poster.) Failing that, I would like people to at least know that that is how I feel...

In reply to Re (tilly) 5: Posting "Other Users" on potential personality voters from now on by tilly
in thread Posting "Other Users" on potential personality voters from now on by merlyn

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