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TorqueDrifter comments on [META] Retributive downvoting: Why? - Less Wrong Discussion

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Comment author: TorqueDrifter 27 November 2012 02:35:54AM 2 points [-]

I think it could certainly be wise to implement a limit on the rate at which one can downvote posts by a specific user, or, if that's technically difficult to implement, the rate at which one can downvote fullstop.

The more involved measures you suggest would require effort, but I suppose the question becomes: what is LessWrong for? If it's actively for improving rationality, such measures could be worthwhile, assuming we could find or reroute some moderators / mentors / monitors.