IPVMU Certified | 07/03/14 03:58pm
John, speaking as a humble(d) veteran of Voting Wars 1.0, I would like to propose a mechanism often used on other sites to increase the value of votes themselves. Namely a limit upon the number of votes one can cast per day. This eliminates the natural tendency to automatically "support" those people we like, as well as the opposite, systematic downvoting. It also removes the inane voting on every single back and forth in a discussion. In those cases the total agrees and disagrees can end up being 10x of other more worthy discussions.
Just something to consider, while it is still early. apologies if you already have something implemented.
In the context of IPVM discussions, is 'insightful' the same as 'informative'? I found myself voting 'insightful', but then realized that what is insightful to me (because I'm just starting out) might be trivial for the Big Kahunas ;o) of the forum.
I don't know the demographics of IPVM in regards to experience, but it seems that most members here are at an elevated level. If this is true then my 'insightful' votes will simply skew the results for the more advanced members.
If 'insightful' is to be reserved for truely enlightened statements, then should there be a vote such as 'informative' for the plebes of IPVM? On the other hand, if newbies are a minority at IPVM, I am all too happy to restrict my 'insightful' votes and defer to my more knowledgable comrades.
As for the 10 votes per day, I think that could be a good thing.
One other thing, I plan to restrict voting to only comments made after July 1, 2014. The rationale is that people overwhelmingly vote on comments within a week of them being made. It would be confusing / misleading to have limited votes on older topics. Agree/disagree?