There has been some discussions on IRC on how to change the vouching system to make it more fair and to minimize abuse. I’ve implemented some initial changes to take care of the most immediate problems that I see, but we might need to make more changes in the near future. Please join the discussion on IRC if you have any input regarding this 🙂
Changes as of 2014-06-27:
- No more “IRL-vouch” (+2 point vouch)
- You will need three vouches instead of two to pass step 4. Since the community has grown and there are more people who can vouch, and it’s easier to get vouched than before. This change makes it a bit harder to pass step 4 again.
- You will not receive vouch tokens if you don’t have a score of at least +2 vouch points yourself. This means that old-timers and people who pays to get past step 4 will not be able to vouch others until they get +2 points themselves.
- You can easily change your vouch from negative to positive or the other way around in the signup program.
I’m also planning a place where you can easily see who vouched for whom, possibly via the signup list webpage.
Thanks to everyone for bringing this to my attention and suggesting changes!