I never meant to insinuate that we should have any sort of manipulative power within the voting system, but merely being able to see patterns and maintain a careful eye on those who abuse the system. If a certain member were to constantly abuse someone, through both posts and voting, then something should be done. And mind you, there has never been a single instance where only one of us made a decision without consulting the others. As a matter of fact, not only do we consult with the entire moderation group but we often ask for advice to normal members in order to get a clear point of view.WhiteBlue wrote:This idea by itself is showing the basic fault of a simple system. The moderators already have super powers. It is not their opinion that the system is supposed to express. The users should vote in the content system and moderators in that system should be treated exactly like any other user. One man one vote. And no manipulations by moderators.mx_tifoso wrote:But something of great importance is that voters should be held accountable for their actions, in that if we notice that someone is abusing a specific member by only voting them down we can take away their voting rights asap.
Steven, will there be a way to view a members voting history?
A fair system publishes the reputation status of each member but only the member himself should be able to see where his status comes from. Perhaps mods can also view the rep account of members but they must not be allowed to manipulate it. The users will very quickly hate a system that is manipulated by the mods.