I Confess I Gave All Those Thumbs DownSubmitted by Thomas on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 18:46
Dr Paul said have fun during the r3volution and I was having fun....probably pressed that thumbs down at least a couple thousand times or more...
Now I believe my point is proven. I'll state my case here and leave it all for you add you comments,ideas and opinions.
Thumbs up or thumbs down let the truth prevail...
If one person could do that just think what a dedicated group of people that are not on our side do? And yes they are here some even possibly from DHS because I was here when a former moderator named Sentinel discovered that.
There are also deeply embedded trolls here working against us and some that haven't even really used their accounts yet. Know why? Because they don't mess around and plan years ahead for different contingency's and you can damned well believe that they were looking ahead to a Ron Paul 2012 run.
Now onto the how.
1. A team acting against us could bury critical information during the campaign.
""Organized ideologically-motivated censorship
Main article: Digg Patriots
On August 5, 2010, progressive blogger Ole Ole Olson (aka "Novenator") posted a report to AlterNet about a year-long effort of organized burying of seemingly-liberal articles from the Upcoming module of Digg by a conservative Yahoo! Groups mailing list known as DiggPatriots and an associated page on coRank; he also accused leading members of the mailing list of participating in behavior which violated the Digg Terms of Usage, such as creating "sleeper" accounts in the event of administrators banning their main accounts for terms-violating behavior as well as vexatious "reporting" of seemingly-liberal users for banning. The post was immediately followed by the disbanding and closure of the DiggPatriots list, and an investigation into the matter by Digg.""
And we all really need to think about that...very critically.
You hopped up on the board late because that was the only time you had because you get off work late...meanwhile a small but dedicated group of the enemy has logged on and seen that there are no moderators on and worked furiously to thumbs down critical time relevant information,or an email address or a phone number or a website link...do you really want to have to expand every comment you see because you'll never know whats there unless you do...
Do you want to waste your time giving a thumbs up to comments they are trying to bury or would you rather spend your time more fruitfully?
Unless Michael,Jon and whoever else is working the back end of the site has this all figured out on immediate identification of these people I say this is the worst idea I've seen yet and I apologize if this offends anyone but I am adamant about this.
All the upgrades and tweaks that have been done so far have been absolutely fantastic but we are in a fight for our lives basically and I do not want to see us do anything that would hinder that, like a thumbs up or down bury the comment type thing it could hurt us.Let everything be seen!!!
2. Also I believe that this will tend to stifle discussion and make people lazy possibly by giving a thumb up or down instead of adding to the discussion to present their ideas,experience or knowledge. And it will cause preconceptions when they see a post or comment with an enormous amount of thumbs up or thumbs down.