Vote on Comments
September 5, 2008
Discussion in contests can at times get heated and often the really useful comments can get lost amongst the noise. We have talked about lots of different ways to add moderation around the site, and we keep coming back to the same idea, everyone should be moderators. As a first experimental step, we have added voting on comments.
You will notice a thumbs up and thumbs down button on comments. Everyone can vote on comments, either rating them as “good” or “poor”. When a comment reaches 5 down votes, it gets minimized. The one exception to this is Contest Holder comments can’t be hidden, but they can still be voted on.
We would love to hear what you guys think of this system. It’s really a bit of a social experiment, but we have high hopes!