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One more solution to personality voting..

by belize (Deacon)
on Apr 11, 2001 at 17:49 UTC ( #71655=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

This thread is interesting to me because we are contemplating using this software to start up another type of community.

Why not do away with the -- voting all together and just leave the ++. If a node does not recieve any ++ votes, isn't that the same as a -- vote without the negative connotation and also prevents ganging up on someone because of who they are?

There are so many other issues with running a community that is vibrant and informative, but minimizing SPAM,TROLLING,FLAMING, ETC. is a very important consideration in not only the value of the site, but also in the time needed to maintain it.

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Re: One more solution to personality voting..
by voyager (Friar) on Apr 11, 2001 at 17:59 UTC
    But this node says
    If a given node receives a lot of negative votes it will be noticed by me and possibly deleted.
    So you would be removing a mechanism whereby the community can deal w/trolls or otherwise inappropriate post(er)s.
      It would be interesting to look at the posts over the last month and look at the statistics of the votes:

      • Average vote
      • minimum vote
      • maximum vote
      • # of votes
      • etc.
      Is it not possible that nodes with scores below 5 could be looked for reaping?

        I'm not sure that a node with a Rep below 5, because

        • it's not very hot/good information,
        • or a clever solution to something,
        • or even a good thread
        is in the same consideration as a node with a Rep < 0 because
        • it is a troll,
        • a spam,
        • something irrelevant or out of the context...


        He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

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