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mk  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: You must be this thoughtful to post to Hubski

One "nice" thing about comment spam, is that it is far more annoying, and users have some tools at their disposal. We will cross that bridge if need be.

I am starting to like the idea of rate-limiting promotion to once per person per day.

goobster  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I am starting to like the idea of rate-limiting promotion to once per person per day.

I'm on the other side of this fence. If there is a great comment thread with several really good ideas, or several posts with excellent comments, I don't want to be told I cannot reward that person for their quality content due to some arbitrary constraint imposed by the software.

Participation should not be punished.

However, I could see limiting a user's number of promotions for their first month of membership, or preventing them from being the first person to promote a post... that could limit the spammers enough to discourage them.

kleinbl00  ·  401 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Devil's advocacy: if their content is that great, others will promote them.

Does raise a point, though. There's no way to identify who's been promoted and who hasn't. Maybe it's time to revisit the color scheme.

thenewgreen  ·  401 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This may be too much complexity, but we could allow you a daily amount of "welcomes" based on how many badges you have. If you only have one badge, you get one welcome. If you're kleinbl00, you get a thousand.

kleinbl00  ·  401 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I find that if you spend your time fixing problems you don't have, you run out of energy for the problems you do.