your thread because it adds arbitrary rules. Why not "make it mandatory" to comment upon why an individual up-voted as well? If any thing should be changed with the voting system on this site should be changed, it is that people who do not have accounts should be able to vote too, that way this place doesn't become an echo-chamber. Other than that, not so much, besides a vote counter that tracks both the up-votes and the down-votes respectfully.
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