Re: META: traffic-limited list idea

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 12:30:01 -0700 (PDT)

> If the majority of people (or more accurately, the majority of coins
> donated, but given a normal variation on the size of the donation it serves)
> are not interested in some rarely discussed topic of interest to me (e.g.,
> nanotechnology), then the pay-for-merit scheme does me no good. I don't know
> who will post on that topic in advance of the post, and a standing offer to
> donate for such a post doesn't look like a good idea.

Yes, exactly, so you'll just have to spend your own tokens on your
own ideas, and no one will stop you. If people reply, they reply.
If they don't, they don't. Are you suggesting that minority topics
ought to get /more/ time than their accurate share of interest?
Minority interests are always protected better by a free market
than by any consensus-based system.

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