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[–]IdleHands 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Meh, as long as we have that guy that upvotes everything to remove it from his feed it's lowest common denominator.

And with three tiers of upvoting, do we really need anything else?

Fun=1 point : Thanks for the effort, we need content
Insightful = 2 points : Good post
Fun+insightful = 3 points : Quality content, max points

I've tried bringing up the issue with trusting that all users will use the tiers responsibly at all times, but been promptly ignored with the explanation that we don't need to prevent people from abusing the system because people on saidit shouldn't abuse the voting system.

[–]Zombi 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Well we totally need to design the system so people cannot take advantage of it. That's literally the core principle of the best systems: make it idiot proof. It's a horrible idea to just trust random people to do the right thing, eventually they won't and that's where things go wrong. It's very easy to just not go near the edge of a building, but we have guard rails for the idiots who just don't get it. Same goes for any design; if a human can fuck it up in some way they will fuck it up in some way, intentionally or not.