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...
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