First off, I agree with the other experienced monks regarding
categorized voting. However, I also sympathize with Ivory
and the newbies in their quest for the GOOD information.
One thing I think would help newbies out is if, until you
earn your first few votes, you were able to see the reps
of all the nodes and replies. As I understand it, the
purpose of not showing the reps of the nodes is to not
skew somebody's voting habits. But if they haven't earned
any votes yet, that precaution hardly seems necessary.
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