Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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RE[2]: Good, but...
by Morgan on Sat 7th Jul 2012 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Good, but..."
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I think part of the blame lies with the current moderation scheme. I've felt for a while that the instant gratification of seeing a post's score drop after being modded down is an incentive to abuse the system. I think if they were to change it so that, say, five downvotes for the same reason (troll or spam) are required to cause the score to decrement by one point, it would eliminate a lot of insightful posts being hidden by fanboy modding. The system should still hide the downvoted comment from the voter, since if you're downvoting them you obviously don't want to see the comment anymore.

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RE[3]: Good, but...
by zima on Tue 10th Jul 2012 13:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Good, but..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Make that the same for up-votes? Horde groupthink up-voting of a bit silly posts is also too often visible... (also as in: vote-whoring posts that don't really say anything, but will make enough people nod in agreement "hey, that's how I think!")

Sure, it's not really so distorting, but it's a bit sad when you see quick "clever" almost-one-liners that were up-voted through the roof simply for targeting groupthink, while some long & interesting posts down the line barely can get to 3-5.
But I guess that's also the typical dynamics of comments, people jumping quickly on first posts, imposing such pace, and then it quickly dies out.

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RE[4]: Good, but...
by Alfman on Tue 10th Jul 2012 14:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Good, but..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

zima,

"But I guess that's also the typical dynamics of comments, people jumping quickly on first posts, imposing such pace, and then it quickly dies out."

Actually, this is probably a consequence of the voting system used on OSNews, which artificially restricts voting later in the discussion. Unless one abstains from voting (and posting) at the beginning of the discussion, they'll loose their ability to vote on posts later in the discussion when only those with duplicate accounts or who didn't post can vote. I prefer a strait forward voting system, because the current one can't be considered representative.

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