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Ironically, I was reminded of an article by Joel Spolsky, your ex-partner at Stack Exchange, on the downsides of incentivization and why it never works, and yet it was decided go on and incorporate that idea into Stack Exchange. I think rating systems of such nature give rise to what I'd like to call virtual oligarchy. Not helpful in the long run.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2012 on For a Bit of Colored Ribbon at Coding Horror
A good idea pushed to the limit doesn't result in a great one. It would degrade and become mediocre. The last thing I want is to give up the greatest gift of the internet, my anonymity, and expose my true identity on every website that asks me to login for no apparent reason. Expect IDL forgery to become commonplace and rightly so I must say. The solution is not to enhance our identification mechanisms but to limit identification to when it's truly needed. Take you website for instance, why are you forcing me to login to leave a comment when a Name text box suffices?
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2010 on Your Internet Driver's License at Coding Horror
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