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JoshuaZ comments on Well-Kept Gardens Die By Pacifism - Less Wrong

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Comment author: JoshuaZ 08 July 2010 01:27:54PM 3 points [-]

Karma is not a very good criterion, it's too much about participation, and less so about quality. It's additive.

What about looking at average karma per a comment rather than total karma? That might be a useful metric in general. There may be some people with very high karma that is due to high participation with a lot of mediocre comments. Someone with higher average karma might then be someone more worth paying attention to.