The whole thing is meaningless and encourages mindless group thinking instead of individual thinking, as well as spam, trolls, sock puppet accounts, and every other undesirable thing.
Why should anyone care what anonymous strangers think that happen to have the biggest mob at the moment? The whole idea is the opposite of the way many of us think. If you've really been independent minded all your life, you've dealt with mob tactics all your life - and you would rather not have them on your forums.
A better idea would be able to see votes based on whom you like to read. That means you see if your actual peers - the people you like, whom you choose through the friend function, - likes your new post or not. It eliminates trolls too.
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