Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
Originally Posted by Unassisted
I'd like to see a system that highlights quality posts, rather than issuing points to quality posters.
IMO there's no benefit to the community from knowing that Poster X got 1000 upvotes over the course of the season.
The community might benefit from seeing that a particularly good reply in a 100-post thread got 50 upvotes. Some of us might otherwise miss it while reading the thread, or we might go back and think about it again with a new perspective after seeing that it got so much appreciation.
This is kind of what I was thinking of when I suggested the rep system again. I was at first thinking of the accumulation of rep to set an auto-ignore rule, but the discussions here has changed my mind. Each post stands on it own and the author does not collect rep for himself, I think that would remove alot of the "gaming the system" that used to go on.
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