Some more points:
List etiquette would allow you to ignore any anonymous ratings. It would not allow you to argue with thumbs-down ratings.
Optional feature: Your daily summary contains the average number of worthits for each message. This tells you if you are over or under.
Optional feature: Each week, a message is sent listing the Top Five comments (in largest numbers of $public cheers). I think that this will spur healthy competition without generating envy. Note that it does not list the Top Five posters; this system centers on messages only.
Design issue: Eliminating multiple responses. For HTML, put a hidden
field (with an ID unique to each message and recipient) inside the FORM.
For the mail, put the ID in the Reply-To: field - i.e., the return
message will read:
To: Extropy023935032 <email@example.com> Storing 1000 IDs for the last 1000 messages will take 4MB. Atkins made that possible, easily.
Design issue: Store all the comments made, permanently and forever;
information must never be lost. Atkins' $10K should suffice to buy
enough disk space for that. We may want to use them someday for
collaborative filtering, finding friends in opinion space, or a "Best Of
firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/AI_design.temp.html http://pobox.com/~sentience/sing_analysis.htmlDisclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you everything I think I know.