The new Core Team badge looks nice and shiny, I kinda wanna do the same for users who are known to be "trustworthy market creators" or "verified". Who do y'all think deserve one?
Market resolves equally to each user I decide would be good enough to validate, or N/A if we end up thinking this is a bad idea for various reasons (eg maybe it should just be a paid subscription program, or this market ends up being a s***show)
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Nov 18, 8:31am:
If Manifold airdrops blue checks, which users deserve them? → If Manifold airdrops blue checks, which users will get them?
@Austin arguments in my favor:
I create more markets than any other user;
I resolve those markets honorably;
I am deeply engaged on my markets and everyone else's as (probably) one of the top few commenters on the site;
I tip more than anyone else on the site (this is just a guess, but I tip A LOT);
if someone feels like my resolution was unfair or the wording of my question was unclear I ALWAYS make it good by generously compensating them via tips.
Oh, and I have 148 referrals so far.
The blue checks on the core team are a bit weird if we think of them as identity verification. Eg, Austin is"verified" to be... really named Austin? But Austin isn't like Cher, there are other notable Austins. He's not "the Austin".
Maybe he's lightweight-verified to not be a bot or spammer? But in that case anyone who's bought mana should get a blue check. Which would be a fine choice, but not the way this market is looking at.
@NcyRocks My argument for why:
I've never resolved a market incorrectly (though if I'm wrong there, someone please point out)
People apparently trust my judgment of honorable resolution well enough to have made a few markets where I'm the arbiter of such
Pip boy avatar, what's not to like?
I still think the best solution to this is some sort of eBay-style feedback system, where bettors can mark correct or incorrect resolutions. Has the advantages of being automatic and scaling better
Another question is whether you'd give it to well-known traders who barely create any markets, like @jbeshir.
I don't want it to be an external-status thing, I want it to be an internal-status thing. Blue checks to people who make lots of markets and resolve them correctly.
if someone impersonates another person, but is a good enough market creator to get a blue check, well if i was the impersonee i'd be flattered
This depends a lot on what exactly the blue check signifies. It could be for public figures in general or for well-known users on manifold. Eliezer and Scott are in the first category but not the second, people like me and Yev are in the second category but not the first. I don't think anyone is in both at the moment, though I expect that will change.
And there's a big difference between "well known" and "trusted", e.g. Spindle. I don't think we have any untrustworthy public figures yet, but I expect we'll get some eventually.
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