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It really bothers me that so many people here seem to be saying "I am capable of scoring articles fairly, but the rest of the community seems not to be able to think for themselves, falling victim to group think and a herd mentality."

This seems like a lot of fundamental attribution error [1] going on here.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error

I don't think that's accurate - I want points back because it allows me to see what other people have voted. Because I trust this community I'll be fairly certain these ar ethe comments that will hold the most value for me.

I agree with you. It seems to me that those opposed to visible points are saying that "other people don't vote properly".

I trust my judgment better with the lack of quantified information on how the group as a whole has behaved. Perhaps I'm just projecting but I trust the judgment of others better under the same circumstances.

I don't think I voted well either. I think you may have set up a false dilemma here.


I agree with this too. HN community has value. Points = harnessing that value.

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