Following yet another blog post that will undoubtedly raise the distance between SE and their core user community, I am wondering whether anyone has any good idea on how to counteract the new top-down directive, or at the very least limit the damage.
A few ideas out of the top of my head (mind you, most are bad):
- Comment on the blog post itself? Note that any criticism will likely be censored regardless of the tone.
- Focus efforts on downvoting old mastodontic bad questions that have been upvoted massively, mostly because of the great answers? Note that we don't really want to delete those (Makoto's answer to my old question on the matter comes to mind and I still agree). What would be the consequences of focusing moderation on questions whose users do not deserve any reputation boost for some garbage they dumped back in the day, when the rules weren't as clear?
- Stop upvoting questions altogethers in protest? That sounds silly even as I type it.
What will be the risks of massive fraud now that, not only substantial reputation is up for grabs, but also a lot of moderators are gone due to the other recent debacles?