Votes on DP posts are measures of emotionSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 22:41
Voting a post or comment up or down is an emotional response. It is visceral. You punch for the button, plus or minus - emotionally.
That may have some disadvantages, but it also creates interesting data about the emotional state of the Daily Paul.
What's the most downvoted post in the history of the DP? Anyone know?
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Note: The original title of this post was: The numerical ratings on DP posts are measures of emotion.
Because they are emotional, they are arbitrary expressions. Arbitrary expressions that nevertheless form a trend.
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BTW - This is not a rhetorical question
Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 23:16. Permalink
Anyone can find this information out. There is data for lots of "Most" pages on the Daily Paul, that Joη programmed.
Go snoop around on that blue bar up there. Joη built that. There is a link that says "Most:" Click on it. There are all kinds of "Most pages." It is incredible. Like some kind of an excavation. There are so many posts on the DP, a tool like that is necessary.
But I find it ironic. Compare and contrast the top most rated thread, and the bottom most rated thread. I find it both humorous and ironic.
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This is the one:
Submitted by SteveMT on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:03. Permalink
There is no way to avoid group think when something like this happens. These votes accumulated day after day, and I would venture to say that no one changed their votes once they formed an opinion. Either you liked or you did not. If you took a poll of this same endorsement today, you might even get the same result as last June.