Comment 56738

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted January 17, 2011 at 20:59:03

Just to toss in my own 0.02,

Nested commenting will go a long way to both minimize the impact of the trolls, and also improve the readability of the comments in general.

I really don't see forcing everyone to register as a solution to trolling, as asperger pointed out the Spec does this, and the quality of its posts are often not much better than 4chan. A determined troll will always find a way to bait the unsuspecting.

I do agree though, that the voting system is more a popularity indicator than anything else. Perhaps allowing users to see a list of who up voted or down voted a post would add some accountability and minimize this. Otherwise the options should be agree/disagree and the metric used to decide the fading should be changed to something else, (or eliminated all together).

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