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comment by goobster
goobster  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: You must be this thoughtful to post to Hubski

    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  ·  217 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  ·  217 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  ·  217 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.