I feel the setting a price for commenting on a post is fine, however maybe leave free comment section below that. Or comments get pushed down by anyone who wishes to pay for a comment to have a higher presence or be a highlighted comment or something. I just believe the ability to comment on any post can be done on any other website, why risk the chance a person going to another website to discuss something they seen on Yours rather than being able to discuss it directly on Yours itself, however they may not because a person doesn't wish to pay 10 cents or 5 dollars or whatever people charge to comment. Not sure if this idea goes against certain ideas on how posts and comments pricing always being a free variable or something.
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Posts and comments perhaps should perhaps have a micro minimal value of 1 satoshi (or 10 or 100). When things get "free", there are bound to be lots of social questions. I'll still "comment" even if it was free or 1 satoshi. Just for this post as an example. But if (since) it is free, there is a different tone, different colour - than told that each comment there is some "gas" or "oxygen" used, no matter how small the value. THen it feels at an different level of commenting.
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@bondageyoga I like your theory but I won't say I'm full sold on it as the levels of conversation that would be taken place as being that much different, but I also feel it would depend on the topic and a million other factors (so I guess that is why I don't agree there is a set one way to think on this situation).
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Another framing: there is a free french fries if you took this coupon and buy a cheeseburger. Compare with free french fries on the table just take it. A little nuance. It's not on the long side of "preventing". Nor about "cost".
It's partly postulating the fallacy (or merits?) of the context of "financial experts complaining bitcoin mining is using the total energy of Finland" - while the same experts "didn't see the elephant that the self-claimed financial kingdom of Wall Street and all other financial streets of other countries, are using even more energy on their buildings, the building of those buildings, the heating, the silly costume called coat/jacket that must be expensively dry-cleaned, that have hierarchical meetings to show some charts that proof they expanded something that is the measurement of killing the planet literally called GDP and proclaiming glorious exaltation to exceed the past quarter and the other country." But alas, nowadays the social network is tabulating the total Likes as a measure of men (and women), penetrating the root of the brain right into the stone aged core, uprooting it, shaking the wires - then booby trapped time bombed humanity into something we call alien someday - that archetypal definition of big eyes, same frame look, same smallish body mass, and don't talk cos they communicate via telepathy. Alas, we become that.
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Yeah but still.
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Without setting a minimum bar on the cost to comment, you expect spam. An important part to remember about something even as simple as a comment, when you give the comment a tip/vote, you give that comment value. And the key point here is that the comment doesn't consume the value, the recipient gets the value and is free to spend the funds on other comments. The tip value is viral, or contagious, meaning the comment inherits the value of the tip, but doesn't consume the tip. That comment now has an implied relative value to other comments.
Think of it like a stamp on an envelope, but in this case you can peel off the stamp and reuse it on your next letter. As Yours grows in popularity, you won't think twice about leaving a comment with a fee, as you are likely to receive other comments in return. Perhaps if you set the cost of your comments at 10 cents, it might be customary to tip 10 cents back to those worthy comments.
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The internet is full of no minimum bar on a cost to comment all over the internet, I do not see spam taking up the comments section of the majority of the internet. It is out there, but it is also here too. The difference is depending on the user we can't discuss it here if someone chooses to impose a talking tax.
It's all good though, just a difference of opinion, I'm sure Yours has a longer term plan for engagement and etc that matches more closely with these established systems.
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