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Yeah, see all the votes can make things more political. It becomes more about the people than the content. This already happens to a degree since we can see people's names. It just adds an extra layer of it.

Yeah, we'll see what EU says. :)



2 points by shawn 488 days ago

more about the people than the content

Hmm, good point. On the other hand, have any sites tried it? You can see who likes what on twitter, but I wonder how much effect that's had on twitter's community dynamics.

EDIT: One important evolutionary step in forums like these is to hide comment scores to prevent pile-ons and "me too" type comments. Laarc isn't big enough yet for that to matter, but according to the traffic chart that seems to be changing quickly.

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"One important evolutionary step in forums like these is to hide comment scores to prevent pile-ons and "me too" type comments. "

Yup. A big problem that needs more research to deal with.

" On the other hand, have any sites tried it?"

I used to see the problem you just described happen on Facebook when people look to see who's backing who and what. It starts getting personal than simply being about the content. Interesting you brought up Twitter as a multi-vote site. It's so high-noise and full of herd behavior that we're on Laarc instead. ;)

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