Lets Discuss Vote Buying
I asked on the #euk and #ukpp (the two most active IRC channels I was on) for everyone to reply with one word why vote buying was bad.
“Pathetic” - Skibbler
There are some... wait no, all , of the responses I got. For such a terrible and abhorrent practice it does seem people aren’t all that concerned.
Let’s look at the process,
Someone posts an article,
Someone adds the article to the Voters Club website buying votes from around 3cc to 6cc a vote and from 50-500 votes.
The person pays an admin of the Voters club the required money and the votes begin drifting in.
The article is now most likely appearing in the top news for everyone.
The implication of this is that a well written, and brilliant article may be buried dead underneath a pile of rather poor bought vote articles. This is certainly a problem, maybe one we can fix with an idea I have below, however the fact remains the Voters club isn’t exclusive. Anyone can place an order on an article for votes, and it isn’t hugely expensive. 250cc maximum for around 50 votes.
The truth is, it’s going to happen, before the Voters club you had people with 10,20 even 30 Organisations voting up articles, its always existed in one form or another, and always will.
How can we get around vote buying?
The Ministry of Home Affairs could post an article each day, and gradually be filled with all the best news from that day. The article would be properly titled “[Day/Month/Year] - [Day,IE Monday]’s News”, quickly it’d become a one stop outlet for eUK’ers to check the good and important news of the day.
Articles could be added based on votes in the comments, if an article posted in the comments received five votes or more then its added to the article. Of course, it’s important everyone votes this article daily.
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