Comment 30925

By Melville (anonymous) | Posted May 08, 2009 at 04:24:23

I find voting to usually be horribly unbalanced. Nothing suppresses the minority and enables the vocal majority like finding a way to make people feel marginalized in their opinions online. Its one thing here to thing to think few will agree without and feel oppressed, its another to have statistical data to back it up.

It just breaks down all conversation to binaries of yes and no; true or false. You're with us or against us. I either must agree or disagree with you. If you want to see clear and true partisanship clearly, its a good way to measure it and arguably, encourage it. But if you want to ever "fix" partisanship, it won't help you there.

Another way to look at it, would you want your blog entries and articles to also be responded to in such way? 500 to 1500 words, evaluated in a mere yea or nay. If no, why treat your commenters as second class citizens?

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