Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

19

ziq wrote (edited )

We're not going to require users provide an email address - That would go against everything the site stands for.

Vote manipulation isn't a big deal since the algorithm gives far more weight to comments than votes. And if spam bots are commenting, we'll quickly see it and remove their comments.

IPs are only stored (for 24 hrs) if the user is untrusted. We mark users as trusted as soon as they post; assuming they're not a spammer. So we can IP ban spam accounts. But since they all use Tor, it's pretty pointless.

2

dele_ted wrote

What's the point of the email field when registering then?

People still consider votes to be of importance when scrolling through posts, and tend to be more positively oriented towards posts with a higher number of upvotes than usual. One single user can control, to a pretty large extent, what people see on here; this user can control what people notice first, and drive posts that he doesn't want people to see into the ground.

Maybe it's not needed now, but i think it will become a necessity if Raddle keeps growing.

13

ziq wrote (edited )

What's the point of the email field when registering then?

The registration page explains that. It's optional; for in case you forget your password and need to reset it. The reset link is sent to the email address if you provide one.

Putting restrictions on the usage of the site to fight potential vote manipulation would be like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Just ignore the votes, they're meaningless anyway. Hierarchies are for fools.

Pretty impressed by your bot though :)

6

dele_ted wrote

That's the perfect attitude towards voting systems, i can see what you mean. I just assumed votes was treated much like they are on Reddit. Glad to see it being done properly.

Thanks! It was pretty fun to make, i love having small projects such as this to cool down after a long day.

-133

ziq wrote (edited )

Can I get my 200 downvotes now?

I'll get it kickstarted..

Fuck Chomsky.

11

Defasher wrote

Really though, Chomsky is shit. Bloke needs to get off his pedestal.