Published: Apr 05 2011 / 14:05
Quite interesting to see who voted this up. Many of them seem to just have registered to vote this single article up. Coldfusion seems to be pushed a lot lately, at least by some Coldfusion evangelists.....
@yGuy: The article got a lot of attention in the ColdFusion community yesterday, so it may have brought some new people to DZone (which is a good thing, yes?). And we (ColdFusion developers) are generally a supportive community, so well-written articles are going to attract kudos/votes.
Sadly it is much more common for several voters to register at once to commit vote stuffing to get a article on the front page. I've seen it happen countless times at Dzone. Another thing you'll see are groups of voters who only vote for articles from one or a few domains.
@Topnotch: I don't know what you can really do about the latter issue.
As for the first issue, perhaps vote-driven sites like DZone should disallow new users from voting for the first 24 hours or something.
I think disallowing new users from voting for 24 hours on any article is an excellent idea
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