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Jeff's unspokennot explicitly stated here (but otherwise mentioned other places) reasoning, as far as I can tell, for declining this request:

  • Less than 5 seconds would lead to a drastic increase in up votes for comments.
  • This is bad, because
    • Jeff does not want comments to become too much of a platform for expressing one's opinion
    • (On Questions with many Answers) comments with some/high votes are filtered into the main page views, and those without are hidden, and need to be explicitly expanded to be seen. Increase the comment votes too much and this functionality loses its value or ability to segregate the worthy from the unworthy.
  • He has demonstrated this, somewhat cryptically, by up voting every comment before his in this question.
  • Jeff just gets stubborn that way about certain points. If the idea truly is decent, he'll come along eventually. It's his website, he can craycry if he wants to...cry if he wants to.

The man has a vision, and extensive comment voting is not in that vision.

Jeff's unspoken reasoning, as far as I can tell, for declining this request:

  • Less than 5 seconds would lead to a drastic increase in up votes for comments.
  • This is bad, because
    • Jeff does not want comments to become too much of a platform for expressing one's opinion
    • (On Questions with many Answers) comments with some/high votes are filtered into the main page views, and those without are hidden, and need to be explicitly expanded to be seen. Increase the comment votes too much and this functionality loses its value or ability to segregate the worthy from the unworthy.
  • Jeff just gets stubborn that way about certain points. If the idea truly is decent, he'll come along eventually. It's his website, he can cray if he wants to...cry if he wants to.

The man has a vision, and extensive comment voting is not in that vision.

Jeff's not explicitly stated here (but otherwise mentioned other places) reasoning, as far as I can tell, for declining this request:

  • Less than 5 seconds would lead to a drastic increase in up votes for comments.
  • This is bad, because
    • Jeff does not want comments to become too much of a platform for expressing one's opinion
    • (On Questions with many Answers) comments with some/high votes are filtered into the main page views, and those without are hidden, and need to be explicitly expanded to be seen. Increase the comment votes too much and this functionality loses its value or ability to segregate the worthy from the unworthy.
  • He has demonstrated this, somewhat cryptically, by up voting every comment before his in this question.
  • Jeff just gets stubborn that way about certain points. If the idea truly is decent, he'll come along eventually. It's his website, he can cry if he wants to...cry if he wants to.

The man has a vision, and extensive comment voting is not in that vision.

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Jeff's unspoken reasoning, as far as I can tell, for declining this request:

  • Less than 5 seconds would lead to a drastic increase in up votes for comments.
  • This is bad, because
    • Jeff does not want comments to become too much of a platform for expressing one's opinion
    • (On Questions with many Answers) comments with some/high votes are filtered into the main page views, and those without are hidden, and need to be explicitly expanded to be seen. Increase the comment votes too much and this functionality loses its value or ability to segregate the worthy from the unworthy.
  • Jeff just gets stubborn that way about certain points. If the idea truly is decent, he'll come along eventually. It's his website, he can cray if he wants to...cry if he wants to.

The man has a vision, and extensive comment voting is not in that vision.