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Re: Voting on messages: a way to resolve the mailing list problems

On Monday 05 January 2009 12:17:42 MJ Ray wrote:
> There are already crude mechanisms (reply privately, reply publicly,
> report abuse and so on) but they are social more than technical.

Agruably, these mechanisms don't reveal the big picture to the society (i.e. 
what people think about someone's *public* message), thus they would hardly 
be classified as pretty much social.

> While a more technical tool may help, a near-totally technical one
> probably can't fix social problems.

I don't see how you can consider gathering message voting data and exposing 
the results to the society as not being social, but near-totally technical 
one. That just helps sorting out and revealing society own's data and overall 

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