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Re^8: A Level Playing Field

by 5mi11er (Deacon)
on Oct 31, 2005 at 17:06 UTC ( #504358=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: A Level Playing Field
in thread A Level Playing Field

.oO(Man, this is so buried, very few will actually ever read it, but here goes anyway...)

I too have reservations about the new voting numbers. I realize the growth of votes in circulation partially caused the "problem" that this action attempts to solve. Ok, fine, rejiggering the ranks does that. But, we've also gone and made vote more valuable by reducing the number each person has to use? Uh, sorry, I don't think it's wise to do both actions.

Even though there was the POSSIBILITY that each new node COULD get 60 votes, experience has shown that in actuallity, a very small percentage of the total daily votes available actually get cast (at least I believe this, but don't have the necessary knowledge to find out what the percentage was).

So, I think the two actions taken together are going to make the PM experience a far more difficult and frustrating "game" to play. With 30 votes, I had to be quite careful to pick just those posts and answers I thought were worth the votes, now I'm to have only 18? Ouch, that feels like I'm being punished. I'll have to like an answer a LOT to get me to vote on it? That seems to be against the better interest of the site. With more people posting, less votes to spread around will hook fewer new people I'm afraid.

I'm hopeful that some more consideration is given about reducing the number of votes for the majority of the good people frequenting this site.


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