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Fwiffo 6 May 2015 02:20 AM
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That is two criteria one for the upper part and one for the low numbers. What if I read a post that I don't like that I would like to read more of in the future? I would imagine those kinds of posts would be important to change my beliefs.

I kinda skippped or didn't seriously stop to think what I am basing my votes on. This might be relevant in that if somebodies start voting wrong like extreme tribal affinities or in a conscoius attempt to try to drive down a posts visibility then there migth be need to refer what voting is supposed to be. This isn't unique to here but I have always found it as a extreme vulnerability that the score is seen as a major feature yet it's totally exposed for an arbitrary amount of clueless users come to spoil it. It depends on a tremendous good will that a significant fraction of the users don't maluse it.

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admin 7 May 2015 04:30 PM
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I would really love it if most people would seriously stop to think what they are basing their votes on. But that is not a very realistic expectation. I have done some tests before where I've asked people to separately rate the comment quality and their agreement with it. Very few rated positively comments they disagreed with.

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Fwiffo 8 May 2015 12:46 PM
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The mention on coting rules in this postchain is closest to offical guidance how to vote. I could understand if the guideline if any to be applied is left to the user. However if we are going to supply those that want to receive voting rules instead of comign up wiht them we should hand them atleast marginally self consistent ones. Vote up if you like and vote down if you hate is fine and so is vote up if you want more content like this and vote down if you want less content like this. However taking the positive from the former and negative from the latter is inconsistent. If we would recommend such a hybrid it would be intectually more honest to track those scales separately rather than trying to mush them together. That is a neutral 0 or a row of 3 stars might be a different thing from a "frustrated" 0 of a even combination of 5s and 1s.

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admin 8 May 2015 02:15 PM
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You are right. I should have expressed myself clearer.

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