Re: A simple reputation market

From: zakolus zahn (
Date: Tue Mar 18 2008 - 20:24:01 MDT

I rarely ever reply to this mailing list.. but, I'll give it a go..

I have read Charles Stross's Accelerando, and I generally loved it, and to
me, the idea of a reuptation market can be good, if we can keep negative
spammers from the system.. ie... Somebody doesn't like said person here,
they set up a spam bot with proxies and user registration and set to work on
lowering a persons Rep and raising their own.. It could be combated,
potentially, by setting up higher-end captchas on both Rep submission and
account registration, and have a place for none-registered anonymous users,
veruses verified regular users..

also, a good API could be built around the "digg it" idea, except
that on every page there is a top 10, of who is the highest rated.. if you
wish I can work on an html/php combination that would be a test protocol..

Thanks - Zakolus

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Diego Navarro <>

> I have drafted out a modest proposal.
> Not spammy, I promise. Just a simple HTML page. No profit, I'd like to see
> it discussed.
> --
> "Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with landsurveying
> and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come" (Mille
> Plateaux 11)


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