Okay, I get it. Dice is actively trying to kill the polls.
What is this new feature where I get told who else voted the same as me? Why does that matter without the context of the rest of the results? What a ridiculous waste of developer time.
Every time a new "feature" is added to the site it gets worse, and every time the old guard complains, and every time the complaints are ignored.
Let's take a look at something real quick. In a post from today (http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/15/06/29/1441222/bill-gates-investing-2-billion-in-renewables), there are currently 19 "highly rated comments" showing with my default filter as of this moment. Of those, one is from an AC, two are from users with UID having 7 digits, and 16 of them are from users with UID having 5 or 6 digits.
Greater than 80% of the comments that people actually care about on that post came from users that have been around a while.
In my ridiculously small sample, that would seem to imply that the old guard contributes the most to the reason that people come to this site.
So the only conclusion I can draw is that Dice actually wants to kill the site.
SoylentNews is getting better every day while this place keeps going downhill. I think the day will soon come when I sign out for good.
But Dice doesn't care. That's the sad thing.