(( I fret the possibility of this turning into something like the Engadget or BGR commenting sections ))
Youtube is probably even the lower standard, but yes, the system has to accomodate or terribly mar this incredible social interaction & discovery space.+Michael Winser
(( long wanted for cars to be equipped with a p2p audio network so that everyone in the same area can say things like "excuse me, can you let me in, I'm trying to make that exit" and "you go, no you go, no you go. :) ))
>>> Hah hah --- that's funny! -- and a great visual -- and yet we all know that specific
implementation of civility will lead to more crashes as the known rules of the road get overridden by politeness, which itself creates then its own set of problems… But totally catch your drift and agree of course re face to face and real names.+Michael Winser
(( Should Google+ have a reputation metric?: ))+Aaron Sherman
(( Between trolls, idiots, youngsters, and people with actual problems,….someone is going to go there. ...Hopefully, someone will build a reputation system on top of Google+, which should help filter out a great deal of the noise... ))
>>> It's the heart of why Amazon's ratings are the most trusted on the entire web -- their "real Names" system has been around for over a decade, and their reputation system has been extremely well refined with multiple weightings of input where there are ratings of raters, etc… Bottom line is, they have had 15 years head start to produce that methodology.+Nic Alderton
(( In short, a
1 button? :) )) Nic. I have no idea why this is so sacrosanct in some "circles", though i fully understand the danger of its being used as a spite button, and as a substitute for disagreement with content-
vs "this is disrespectful or an inflammatory comment". However, ratings systems must always be multi-dimensional, not just some numerical aggregate, which I am sure you would agree; thus why people fear the " -1" or the "dislike" is because they having dine the work of developing such a multi-dimensional, multi-factored weighting system that prevents/safeguards against " -1" abuse.
Factors in weighing the influence one's vote would produce would including join date, how many threads one has started in that time, how those have been rated --- many others but those are just many of the "secret sauce" that goes into a great ratings system where there is proportional weighting to one's click of a button. If your reputation is that of a naysayer who consistently downrates content you hate -- as shown by how people rate your ratings, then your overall weight for any click-rating you give should be assigned very little influence.
Similarly, I must add, if one is a constant sycophant routinely lovingly giving +1s to everything their favorite tech blogger says no matter what the content, then based on the aggregate "ratings given by others to the quality of the ratings you routinely give out to others", you might acquire a weighted reputation which is numerically the equivalent of "dittohead", and thus your influence should be dialed down as well when you click that +1 (or -1 if it came to pass)But those are just a few off-the-top-of-my-head factors that would help regulate
in an egalitarian and community self-policing way, the onslaught of lowbrow hit-and-run comment-bombs, or sexist and other inappropriate behavior for an enlightened community. There are many many others. But this is a wheel that need not be reinvented. Forum software
has been around since the late 1970's way-pre-web, then enhanced greatly since deja-vu and all that came after it, but particularly the enterprise software innovators such as vBulletin
. This has been their "life's work", and they've mastered the rating up/ rating down, and display control granularity components to hide/ mask/ remove posts within a mass community. Which is why i scratch my head in bewilderment at why sites like fb resort to ape-man crude thumbs-up systems. They are such entry-level data.
Finally, +Frances Haugen
Thanks for elevating this point, and making it a front and center issue. Even since Day 1 of public beta, users here have been anticipating the devastating impacts that will be had on the system when the YouTube style racist, ignorant, angry crowd appear and start firehosing the place with their mentality.