- Jul 17, 2009
Using any quantitative measure really undermines the integrity of the measure. If you make it 100 rep, rep-whoring will ensue. If you make it 10 reviews / tutorials / etc., then we might see a drop in the quality of those.ARG,
Why not keep the vet section, but just tweak the criteria for getting in? (Keeping all current members in, but applying the change to new vets only.) Each new vet is hand-approved by C0ldshadow anyway, so it wouldn't be an administrative problem.
Make it 1 year + rep power >100, or 1 year + >10 posted reviews/tutorials. Reward people for *anything* other than raw post count, and I'm sure we'll see a change in peoples' behavior, when it comes to posting for post count sake.
You could make it so that a potential newcomer has to be voted in by current vets, but that would exacerbate the general feeling of cronyism.
Or, the section could be axed, which I don't think is an ideal solution either.