- Jul 25, 2019
Have you ever seen the scene in “The Rum Diary” where the protagonist listens to the main business partner/baddie explain how their real estate deal works through “compromise”?As I read it, it is both a platform for citizens to complain/describe a better way of doing things, like a forum. And then this data is mined. The politician has a GUI with data from the dataminer to focus on threads and "consensus", ignoring the complaints and trolls.
The forum is special, you can not create new threads, but maybe there is a thread where you can propose new threads, or the moderator just creates threads around topics the government needs feedback. Not unlike the reactions forum of a newspaper, where you can only comment on an article.
So how do I see such a forum? Likes that tag things as:
"(s)he's go a point" (well phrased and explained ideas, neutral standing; the hmmm smiley or the star),not in the article, as a "significant" post would have many thumbs (up/down), so we do not need this one, we infer it.
- the thumb up. Like (important-to-me ideas, positive standing)
- the thumb down. I disagree (ignored tag, negative standing)
As for abuse of the system
So if I was a dictator, they would find consensus in the colour of the background drapes where I give my speeches (a topic I created on the forum).
And then I'd select the one colour they, "the people", chose (democracy!), and ignore posts that are off-topic (For example that talk about removing me from office... totally off topic).
Then, I'd give members the power to self-police (by using the thumb down). This way, people that are off-topic a lot will get CON points, and people that are on-topic and "harmonious" get PRO points. With every post you make, these numbers are visible (as badges; no need for them to test WHICH post of them changed their rating).
If you like a post that has CON points, you lower in ranking yourself, and viceversa. This promotes that posts of people with high PRO points float up due to suck-ups wanting their PRO rating to go up. The benefit of this is that these posts are highly favorable to me, and due to the high "like" rate, I can say that "the people" chose it... And posts from people with a too high CON rate get shadow banned (i.e. if they log in, their posts are visible to them, but nobody else sees their posts); however, they can still thumb up/down other's posts. And I'd give my internal affairs intelligence agency a GUI with the CON ratings.