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

12 Post author: ialdabaoth 27 November 2012 02:24AM

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Comment author: shokwave 27 November 2012 03:17:32AM 2 points [-]

As to 1: I have no idea whatsoever, but we clearly have a proof of existence. As to 2: this seems like the problem of strategic voting. We want people to up and down vote in a manner that reflects their true opinion of the comment, but the karma aggregation system incentivises voting in a manner that reflects the maximum exaggeration of their opinion of the poster.