Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jan 2012 23:53 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The last few weeks there's been a considerable amount of chatter on the web about whether or not a news website, blog, or some hybrid thereof, needs comments. Since we are working on the next version of OSNews, which means I've been thinking about things like this a lot, I figured I'd pen down my thoughts on comments.
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cmchittom
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2011-03-18

Or, perhaps, it could be done stackoverflow-style where you need e.g. 3 votes of "Troll" before the post is slapped with any negative score, at which point it drops 3 points immediately. That way one guy saying "Troll" and one saying "Inaccurate" and one saying "Off topic" don't have any effect; a consensus must be reached, first.


I really like this idea. Though of course, then somebody has to decide how many votes is "enough."

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Though of course, then somebody has to decide how many votes is "enough."

It's not so hard to decide. In the first place just making it 2 or 3 would be sufficient to begin with. In the second place you could base it on a kind of activity factor: How many replies there are or, if OS News tracks this, how many logged-in viewers there are. The ide being that e.g. two votes of "Troll" on a story with 10 views is probably sufficient, but maybe 10 votes on a story with 1000 views would be more appropriate.

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