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Right to Annotate

The right to annotate others ideas should be earned - oui , non?
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here's an idea for the bakery: users should earn annotation points for submitting ideas. Only when they submit an idea should they earn the right to comment and interfere with others. instead of just loitering around making a futile attempt at enforcing its laws and making a disproportionate amount of comments to their idea contribution. when people's freedom to speak is limited they will make what they can say count. if everyone received an equal 10 annotation points (read credits) for every idea they submitted they would surely not waste their now precious breath on useless dialogue. the moderators and the sentient j.u.t.t.a can enforce the laws.

ideas submitted to the halfbakery category will yield no credits.

cuckoointherye, Jan 30 2005


phew! - at least we can still add links to this idea [hippo, Jan 30 2005]


       People would just create crap ideas in order to earn annotation rights.   

       Are you sure we aren't already doing this?
waugsqueke, Jan 30 2005

       the crap ideas will be deleted. and they will lose credits.
cuckoointherye, Jan 30 2005

       Thus annotations will have voting & MFDs (to distinguish the crap from the worthy). And maybe they could even have sub-annotations? And could the sub-annotations have their own voting and MFDs and sub-sub-annotations?
ldischler, Jan 30 2005

       There are makers and there are fixers. The world needs both.
bungston, Jan 30 2005

       Unfortunately, for every fixer and every maker, there's someone looking over their shoulder making unhelpful comments and fiddling with the tools you are trying to find.
yamahito, Jan 30 2005

       And I should earn points for not annotating.
neelandan, Jan 31 2005

       I think that people earn the right to post ideas by annotating. I don't feel right posting a lot of ideas and never annotating other people's.   

       If people just post ideas and never annotate, then HB will be just a lot of great unannotated ideas. Hmm...
robinism, Jan 31 2005

       [neelandan], good to see you again.   

       [cuckoo], how about people say what they think, rather than what they have to? At the moment, I can post an idea when I have one, and comment on someone else's work if I feel the need. There's no logical, mathematical link between the two, so there shouldn't be an artificial link created. You've submitted many ideas in the last month or so, some good, some not so good. I've only posted one since Christmas. This doesn't, however, put a gagging order on me while you fill the place with crap.
david_scothern, Jan 31 2005

       //the crap ideas will be deleted. //   

       Why start now?
waugsqueke, Jan 31 2005

       //Why start now?//   

       I can think of one reason...
Detly, Jan 31 2005

       //The right to annotate others ideas should be earned - oui , non?//   

       Apparently "non".
theleopard, Feb 14 2007

       I only need one annotation to be annoying. When everyone has placed irate comments in response I can delete it leaving their comments looking a bit displaced and then use my annotation credit elsewhere. Not that I make annoying annotations, ever.
TheLightsAreOnBut, Feb 14 2007

       31 fishbones? Seems like I have some competition here...
not_morrison_rm, Dec 19 2015

       Oh, THAT was a fun read.
normzone, Dec 20 2015

       Implementation of pretty much this idea is why I don't plan to ever sign up for any Stack Exchange site. It's hostile to new users.
notexactly, Dec 21 2015


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