Would DN be better as 'invite-only' again?

over 7 years ago from James Lane, UI Designer [Moderator]

  • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, over 7 years ago

    I would rather make it as Stack Overflow operates. Collect karma, even from comments and ...

    0 karma - can only post comments and upvote 50 karma - can post links 500 karma - can moderate

    and basically stuff like that, numbers are made up and I hove no idea if it would even work, but I like stack overflow approach a lot.

    81 points
    • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      +1 to all of this except "500 to moderate". Moderators should be picked intentionally from users who have demonstrated the positive impact they have, and not blindly applied to everyone. That would create a major problem as bots would slowly farm up to 500 then wreak havoc.

      Edit: It's possible that Denis meant the ability to downvote when he said "500 to moderate" and not full moderation tools. If he meant the ability to downvote, I'm in favour. If he meant full moderation tools like deleting and editing posts/comments, I don't think that's a good idea.

      32 points
    • Dan TildenDan Tilden, over 7 years ago

      I personally dislike the StackOverflow approach—it discourages all but "elite" users from contributing anything at all. It's a similar problem to what Digg had years ago.

      20 points
      • James LaneJames Lane, over 7 years ago

        I know what you mean, I hate not being able to comment on things that I have an opinion on. One of my dislikes of Dribbble. But I do understand there are benefits to having such system.

        2 points
      • Charlie Williams, over 7 years ago

        I agree, as a newbie in the design and programming world, I find stack users really intimidating and elitist. When I ask for help they give answers as though I should know it already.

        9 points
        • James LaneJames Lane, over 7 years ago

          I've had the same on there Charlie. And some responses always seem to come across a bit arsey. Then your post gets closed because they don't think it was a valid question.

          9 points
        • Xavier BertelsXavier Bertels, over 7 years ago

          I think that is a general people problem, probably not limited to SO :-). The same happens here . . .

          2 points
          • James LaneJames Lane, over 7 years ago

            True, but I don't think DN would ever stop someone commenting or close a post because they didn't like it. As long as posts/comments follow DN guidelines, they're allowed!

            If they've been missed, that's just the nature of being human.

            0 points
        • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, over 7 years ago

          If you make that point when they give asshole answers, they usually help or they just leave you alone. Not the best way of dealing with them, but it works.

          I remember experiencing a downvote spree that lasted for about a month. Literally every single question I asked got downvoted. I was furious at first, but then I found it hilarious to the point where I ended every question with, "All set for downvotes!", or something of that nature. Some people are just pathetic.

          0 points
      • Carol SkellyCarol Skelly, over 7 years ago

        I like the StackOverflow reputation model, and don't think of it as "elitist" at all. On SO, users earn reputation over time by providing well thought out answers, and asking good questions that are relevant to the broader communtity.

        Dribbbles model (last time I checked) was to only allow users to post if they're already accepted by an existing member. That seems more elitist, i.e. "It's not what you know, it's who you know".

        1 point