What is this about?
You may have noticed the Meta post in the sidebar: If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites.
In brief, Stack Exchange is looking for sites to participate in a test, wherein:
- Everybody can vote, i.e., the reputation required for both up- and downvoting would be lowered to 1.
- There is no reputation cost for downvoting answers.
- Registering your account is still required for voting.
The desired effect is that this increases user engagement and recruiting. The concerns are that this increases vote fraud and low-quality votes.
Should we volunteer to participate in this test? Since this is a simple yes/no decision, please indicate your agreement by voting on this question: upvote for yes; downvote for no.
Post any arguments or concerns you might have as an answer. I will do so as well.
A note to visitors
This question is about whether the proposed changes or participating in this test is beneficial for this site, not to SE in general or any other site. If you want to discuss the latter, please take it to Meta SE.