Linked by Adam S on Wed 20th Feb 2008 00:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Today, after much feedback and evaluation, we implemented some changes to the way OSNews "moderation" works. Previously, we had a dual-purposed feedback system - an "up" vote was based on agreement, but a "down" vote was based on specific rules. We've changed the way things work around here, read more for the details.
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RE: Just an Idea
by holywood on Thu 21st Feb 2008 22:26 UTC in reply to "Just an Idea"
holywood
Member since:
2006-09-25

I'm kinda just thinking out loud here, but could there be some sort of metric so that the more you mod down, the less your votes count?

What about « the more a comment is modded, the more a vote counts. »

That way, an isolated voter won't be able to have a great impact.

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RE[2]: Just an Idea
by backdoc on Thu 21st Feb 2008 23:04 in reply to "RE: Just an Idea"
backdoc Member since:
2006-01-14

"I'm kinda just thinking out loud here, but could there be some sort of metric so that the more you mod down, the less your votes count?

What about « the more a comment is modded, the more a vote counts. »

That way, an isolated voter won't be able to have a great impact.
"

I think this leaves them open for groups of people who agree to help each other out by voting down the same people.

I think "too much influence" on a per vote basis is NOT the problem. The goal should be to eliminate people who make a hobby out of trolling and aggravating users. Dissenting votes, in and of themselves, are fine. However, if you are excessively voting people down, you're influence and thus your opinion becomes less valuable.

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