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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Fwd: amortizable hashcash paper

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Fwd: amortizable hashcash paper
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 18:58:24 -0500
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On Tuesday 29 April 2003 05:57 pm, you wrote:
> This is an excellent idea!  I can see building a slashdot style
> message board on top of this tech.
> I'd like to see popularity metrics not just for subspaces signed
> files, but for all files.  It's just as useful for them as for
> subspaces.

I proposed to put them only in the SBlocks (subspace blocks) since these 
blocks have meta-data describing the content of the file, and the vote is 
indicating that the description matches the file. 

For example, I could put the 'Patriot Act' under the description "US 
Constitution". Even if the file 'Patriot Act' is perfectly good and valid and 
may even be a popular thing to download, it is not the US constitution. If I 
vote, my vote is supposed to indicate that the description matches the 
content and that I liked the content. Of course, I could decide that sarcasm 
is a good thing and that I like to get the Patriot Act when searching for the 
US constitution, so maybe I vote for that and in return get the Mircosoft 
ELUA when searching for the GPL because other people shared my humor (and the 
system put me in the same category of taste). 

Either way, I think it is important that votes are for the combination of a 
description and a file, and the SBlocks are the most natural place for this. 

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