Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Thu 27th Dec 2012 10:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

ditching the you-are-prohibited-from-voting rules, which are an anti-feature IMHO.


I think the comment-XOR-vote system is a good thing. Either vote, or write a comment to influence voting. Most people won't say anything that hasn't already been said, so they can just choose to vote. Commenting influences votes much more than an anonymous vote, so it's a matter of balance that commenters shouldn't be able to use both comments and voting to abuse their power of influence.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Alfman on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

kwan_e,

"Either vote, or write a comment to influence voting. Most people won't say anything that hasn't already been said, so they can just choose to vote. Commenting influences votes much more than an anonymous vote, so it's a matter of balance that commenters shouldn't be able to use both comments and voting to abuse their power of influence."

Kind of like how the bigwigs are prohibited from voting in real life.. err, oh wait. ;)

I can understand having vote quotas in place, but a voting system that tells us where we can/cannot vote is bad. Voting should be simple, straitforward, and open to all members. I suspect today's voting restrictions are motivating some users to register extra accounts for voting (write comments on desktop, but vote on tablet, etc) to get around the vote prohibitions.

Anyways it's looking like Thom's quite adamant about implementing the current voting system under drupal, and even though I complain about it, I still respect that it's his choice to make.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Fri 28th Dec 2012 01:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Kind of like how the bigwigs are prohibited from voting in real life.. err, oh wait. ;)


I personally think that should be the case. The bigwigs either lobby or they vote. They shouldn't get to both lobby and vote. I think we can all see the damage the whole "corporations are people" has done.

I suspect today's voting restrictions are motivating some users to register extra accounts for voting (write comments on desktop, but vote on tablet, etc) to get around the vote prohibitions.


If they're willing to go that far, then good for them. They're losers who take themselves too seriously.

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