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Re: No more XP for voting!

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Sep 24, 2004 at 14:23 UTC ( #393521=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to No more XP for voting!

The idea is that things that help the community should gain you XP, and things that damage it should loose you XP. Well-considered votes help the community by making our primary feedback system work, and should thus gain people XP. Your changes are based on the theory that too many people are getting the XP for voting even though they are not making the effort to vote for worthy nodes. I'm not sure what evidence you have to support this assertation. You say "Everyone can see that on Front page", but I'm not clear what you mean by that. Is there something about the front page that means that anybody voting for nodes that appear on the front page are doing so only because they're there, and in a random direction? Is there something about The Monastery Gates that makes it impossible to read?

I'm not saying that being frontpaged doesn't garner a node more voters. I /am/ saying that it doesn't neccessarly decrease the fairness of those votes, as you seem to imply, absent evidence.

Even if this is the case, why change the rules? Why not remove the voting buttons from The Monastery Gates?

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Re^2: No more XP for voting!
by ww (Archbishop) on Sep 24, 2004 at 20:24 UTC

    "Well-considered votes help the community by making our primary feedback system work, and should thus gain people XP." sez theorbtwo.

    Amen! that is, amen, as long as "Well-considered" is the essential modifier.

    If we come to suspect/find_evidence/believe that "ill-considered" votes are a problem, a meta-moderation system like that at /. might help... but, on the other hand, it doesn't seem to be solving theirs.

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