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I clearly remember stages in my life and particular forums in which I have been exactly 'bad', 'confused', and 'good', and this seems like a useful distinction.

It requires much more forum experience to identify what kind of comment causes insipid comment threads than it does to write a good comment in the first place.

That said, you could probably just measure someone's comment quality and their vote quality independently and get a lot of the benefit, with fewer errors from rigid categorization.




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