"Even if the platform had pros and cons, you'd s..."


by Alexei Andreev Jan 9 2017

Even if the platform had pros and cons, you'd still need to decide for any given claim whether some piece of evidence is a pro or a con and by how much. I'm not even sure what a good solution to that might look like that isn't basically a reputation system.


Andrea Gallagher

Again I think I erred in including "reputation system" in the claim. I was trying to draw a distinction between voting up or down on a claim/comment/post and between providing evidence for or against.

While I'd like to think it could be evidence all the way down, in reality you would need voting at least at the leaf nodes. And the voting is probably useful at each level.

I wasn't trying to make it exclusive, rather that conversational structures to support things like evidence, cruxes, and tests is an unexplored area in the field, while voting systems are both well known and hard to perfect. So the ROI feels higher for the first.