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That's not true for any website with a rating system that I use. Most edits do not modify the central meaning of the message, instead being about something minor like typos or additions to the text. Everybody is aware that people might quote their messages in their own posts just as they might make an edit, and the edit system is basically never egregiously abused. There are really lots of upsides and no plausible downsides.

(Mostly unrelated: I didn't try it out, but it seems to me that one can rate one's own posts. Why? And why do I see a significantly low probability rating for my own posts?)






There are really lots of upsides and no plausible downsides.

Especially if it's possible to see the edit log.
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For political content even the possibility of it happening is more weigthy.
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"Most edits do not modify the central meaning of the message, instead being about something minor like typos or additions to the text. "

You might be right, we'll think more about it.


"I didn't try it out, but it seems to me that one can rate one's own posts. "

No, self-ratings are not accepted.


"And why do I see a significantly low probability rating for my own posts?"

In principle, this could happen if you negatively rate most of what you read (this puts your baseline lower) or if most people whose preferences are similar to yours (i.e., the ratings are correlated) give low ratings to your posts. Also, at this point our database is still too small to give very accurate predictions (in particular, for comments that have few or zero ratings).
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admin
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