in reply to Re^3: Down-vote Bad, Up-vote Good
in thread Down-vote Bad, Up-vote Good

But node reputation is strongly correlated to how many posts there are between the start of the thread and the post itself.

If I wait a day and then write an excellent reply answering all questions using code examples, benchmarks, and links to the documentation, I'm likely to get less '++' votes than if I half answer the question with some misleading remarks within a minute of posting.

I don't think PM has the option to sort a thread by "best node". It has the option to sort by "most ++ - -- votes". Which is not at all the same.