>most of the people who participate aren't going to be looking for a job when they do.
This is weird, and I'm sensing some miscommunication between you and patio.
I'm only hearing about this as a tool for proving my worth. Your major marketing (as far as I'll likely ever be aware) has CAREER CAREER CAREER stamped all over it.
People won't follow the honor system if the stakes are at the 'career' level. You're losing the 'fun and free' culture of Microcorruption that makes people spend their free time building fun tools.
Your understanding of the incentives differ from the incentives that have been communicated to me about Starfighter.
Anonymous Throwaway Account? Yes, you over there. I'm looking RIGHT AT YOU. Yes you.
You're the new CEO.
Get to work. Explain this to everyone else on HN. The clock's ticking!
But I'll play along. I'll be taking Starfighter in a new direction. Most notably, we'll be reorganizing how we react to online discussion. Anonymous critics will be summarily executed unless we cannot identify them, in which case they shall merely be barred from Starfighter for life, which, if you believe our marketing department (AND AS CEO I DO IN FACT I'M SORRY I IMPLIED IT WAS POSSIBLE TO DOUBT THEIR CLAIMS), will make it very difficult for them to find work in the hiring utopia that is the post-Starfighter process.