The question that get most rating are the least interesting in terms of engineering/science /technology. Let's stop using rating at all.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Post some example(s), please. There are multiple mechanisms at play. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 21, 2017 at 6:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't want to talk about specific names. And i bet you, as a local veteran, know exactly what I mean. \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 6:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_triviality \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 6:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ While I have a few hunches, I don't know exactly what you mean. As I've already mentioned, there's more than one mechanism at play. In addition to the general Law of Triviality, we also have the Hot Network Questions, which acts like triviality on steroids more often than not. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 21, 2017 at 6:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ What a question's rating? Do you mean the vote score? \$\endgroup\$
    – pipe
    Jul 21, 2017 at 7:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is obviously just a rant and of no substantial value to the community. \$\endgroup\$
    – PlasmaHH
    Jul 21, 2017 at 7:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ And you decide what's obvious based on what knowledge? \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 7:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @GregoryKornblum No one decides. It's a vote. \$\endgroup\$
    – pipe
    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Democracy is a vote. It still allows minorities to rule. And i am only asking for a small change. \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ But if we stopped voting, where would all the imaginary internet points come from? I'm really unsure what you are trying to convey here. \$\endgroup\$
    – W5VO
    Jul 21, 2017 at 12:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Vote, no problem. Don't award for points. A guy who asks a trivial question gets a higher vote. A guy who answers a trivial question gets higher votes. Meaning the vote is meaningless \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 13:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ You're going to need more than two sentences to convince people of your position. How about a careful explanation of what issue you're trying to solve, and a reasoned argument about why your proposed solution would actually solve it? \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Jul 21, 2017 at 14:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ No, i don't think so. I am sure you guys know exactly what i mean, and you definitely have a chance to look up highest voted questions/answers. Nothing to add to this. \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 15:57

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This is more about the inner working of Stack Exchange, and has been asked multiple times on Meta. Unfortunately it is not a perfect system, and its flaws are quite well known. But so far, no better alternative has been found to preserve the quality of sites, and given the overall success of the network I think there isn't much interest to change that.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I think success is relative at best. Many good people are frustrated, many questions are not answered. So site could be much better \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 8:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ @GregoryKornblum of course, but by success I mean that the network (as a whole) grows in content and in users. I agree that it could be improved, but this is not something we can do within the EE site. \$\endgroup\$
    – clabacchio
    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, let's start with your agreement. \$\endgroup\$
    – user76844
    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ @GregoryKornblum I'm afraid it won't get you that far \$\endgroup\$
    – clabacchio
    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:50