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I don't mind Google having my data. At this point, I'm resigned to the fact that I'm not going to have privacy, so my concern becomes #who has my data. Google has plenty of good reasons to want information, and while I'm not saying there's any guarantee that they're not doing anything nefarious, their track record seems to be pretty good on that front. Additionally, Google leverages the information they have on me to make my life more convenient, from the Google Now cards on my phone to the targeted ads which are generally more relevant to me than generic ads.
I wouldn't mind football if it didn't involve my friends endlessly jabbering "Oh smith is a beast, he'll crush Jones" "nuh-uh! Jones is crazy" "no way dude he'll get rub over" and on and on and on
No, it's not a conspiracy thing, it's a human nature thing. People are going to invite people they know, and people know people through similar interests and ways of thought. While I'm not saying people are going to scrutinize invites to make sure they're not against their opinions, must of the people they invite will be people they know, who are biased to agree with them. The trend will not be absolute, of course, but it will be significant.
As to why I would remove myself from the user pool, I have all of one hubwhell in the five months I've been here and feel no obligation to the community.
The thing is, people aren't going to wait. They come to the site, see that if they want to join they'll have to do it in three weeks, and promptly return to whatever forum they came from. Prospective members aren't invested in the site enough to wait.
I suspect the result of such a restriction would be only people who found the site on a sign-in day would join, lowering the number of recruits but not having much of an impact on their quality.
If hubski becomes "exclusive" I'm gone in a heartbeat. ESPECIALLY if invites are done based on shares, so the most popular users can invite others who agree with them? There will be a serious lack of ideological diversity as the majority base grows and minority thoughts (which receive fewer shares) does not at a comparable pace. Hubski would become a giant circle jerk.
Edit: Nowaypablo's idea sounds good to me, though
In most of the us A is 100 to 93, A- is 92 to 90, B+ is 89 to 87, B is 86 to 83, B- is 83 to 80, C+ is 79 to 77, C is 76 to 73, C- is 72 to 70, D+ is 69 to 67, D is 66 to 63, D- is 62 to 60, F is below 60. Most of the variation I've seen is with Ds and Fs.