[Haskell-cafe] The Haskell re-branding exercise

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Feb 7 15:29:58 EST 2009

> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > gwern0:
> >> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> >> >    Oh, we had a long discussion about the need for condorcet voting,
> >> >    not a system like the reddit which is prone to abuse.
> >> >
> >> >    Also, it would be good to have the images inline.
> >>
> >> Perfect, please meet better. Better, perfect. Now get along you two!
> >>
> >> Since January 1st, we could've had hundreds or thousands of votes and
> >> easily compensated for any abuse.
> >
> > Unfortunately, reddit isn't a suitable voting site, as submissions decay
> > over time, dissappearing off the page after a day or two. It does have
> > up and down mods, but in no other way is a voting site.
> >
> > -- Don
> That's how the what's hot works, I understand. But it seems to me that
> Top works just fine for vote tallying purposes eg.
> http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/top/ lists quite a few posts posted
> months ago (4 months seems to be the oldest).

Quite so, biased by the fact that they dropped off the page.

I'm not saying reddit is unsuitable for communal decision making -- I've
thought hard about this -- just that isn't perfect, and this isn't
really its purpose. It would make a good backup if we can't find a
proper system.

-- Don

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