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Allow users to cast multiple votes with increasing cost

A lot of times, people are saying in comments "If I could upvote this twice, I totally would".

Let's give them this possibility. However, to keep this fair, the second upvote will take one rep point (or more) off the upvoter.

It's a really nice way to say "hey, I really love this answer/question so much that I give you my rep".

I know about the bounty system, but they're not really the same. Bounties are constraining. They require you to wait for 2 days, they have a minimum of 50 rep, etc. This proposal is lighter and more spontaneous.

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marked as duplicate by random Nov 19 '12 at 17:05

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Isn't this pretty much a micro-bounty? – SomeKittens Nov 19 '12 at 16:52
See: How does the bounty system work? – hammar Nov 19 '12 at 16:53
If I could downvote this twice, I totally would. – PeeHaa Nov 19 '12 at 18:48

You can do this. It's called a bounty.

Sure, 50 rep is a bit more than 10 rep - but if the answer is awesome enough...

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Bounties are quite limited. Setting up a bounty requires you to wait for 2 days, it has a minimum of 50 rep, etc. My proposal is lighter and more spontaneous. – Florian Margaine Nov 19 '12 at 16:53
@FlorianMargaine As a result, your proposal would make certain kinds of reputation scams quite easy. – Andrew Barber Nov 19 '12 at 16:54
@AndrewBarber care to elaborate? – Florian Margaine Nov 19 '12 at 16:55
Additionally, the bounty only allows you to award an answer. Sure, it attracts more attention to the question, but that doesn't necessarily guarantee more upvotes. – yoozer8 Nov 19 '12 at 16:58

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