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user-inactivated  ·  1893 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: A funding experiment

If we exist in a vacuum devoid of morality or consequence, I think the thought experiment you're proposing is curious, complex, and given I'm a statistics/data nerd and love thought experiments, I like the proposition.

Additionally, I'm the type of person who loves EVE because of its spreadsheet nature. Data fascinates me., microsystems, large scale data manipulation and aggregation. Additionally, I'm out of work, spending a lot of time on this site, and if you need another guinea pig, I'm game.

In actuality, I am a little concerned that $ would entangle itself in the very fabric of what makes this website the success it is: quality content, not caring about imaginary points, focusing on content rather than popularity. Custom-tailoring content in order to make money off it... (shudders). It reminds of how the current American political system is flawed: it's all about money and popularity, not about actual content. And it's highly possible the site would be flooded with people trying to scam the system, capitalize.