The prisoner dilemma

in sportstalk •  10 months ago  (edited)

Imagine you robbed a bank with your buddy and got caught.

You both get interrogated separately. There is no real evidence against you or your friend and they can just put you away for a small amount of time if you both keep your mouth shut.

But you get offered a deal....rat out your buddy and you walk free while he gets 20 years.

In the back of your head you know he will get offered the same deal.

If you both confess you get a bit less prison time but way more than if you both would have said nothing.

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Another example.

Imagine a line. If one guy is cutting the line everything is still fine except you might be a bit pissed. Maybe even 2 people can cut but there is a critical mass if too many people cut you cant call it a line anymore and it is pure anarchy

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What would be your choice in example 1? I think many here would not rat out but there are enough ruthless people here who use their very large stake to upvote their own comments a lot. Like almost only a lot. Like the ocean has a lot of water a lot.

Why the community probably can handle this and I was happy to see that bigger stake holder got their hammer and downvoted a bit example 2 shows us there is a critical mass when everything will fall apart.

I dont even say go downvote but maybe just dont upvote.

Just my 2 cents from my bored mind

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My VP is mashed today.

Spent hours downvoting and commenting suggesting to people a better way.

The situation is critical though, much more dodgy behavior than even two days ago. Totally pissed off with the situation to be honest.

Damn shame :(

Sports is such a good niche for a tribe.

Interesting thought, I was surprised with the Steemit connection! After hf21 there's going to be a lot more downvoting going on... Hopefully not a lot of abuse.

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more drastic measures are needed. too many users are assuming incorrect attitudes ... can we create a public post in which to signal these users and start a massive downvote?

Since I know that you are also very interested in music. Very good band who named themselves after the dilemma.

i don't know why but i need to read this post again after an hour ;p

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