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#1019: «First Post»
 
[A bar graph with two bars. The first bar is much taller than the second. It is marked '$1,500,000', and below the x-axis, is labelled "Cost to buy an ad on every story on a major news site every day until the election. The second bar is much shorter, marked '$200,000', and labelled "Cost to pay five college students $20
hour to camp the site 24
7 and post the first few comments the moment a story goes up, giving you the last word in every article and creating an impression of peer consensus.]
The problem with posting comments in the order they're submitted.

 
        
'Nuh-uh! We let users vote on comments and display them by number of votes. Everyone knows that makes it impossible for a few persistent voices to dominate the discussion.'