Currently it’s possible to amend option titles. This could be taken advantage of, e,g, the following scenario.
- A question is asked (e.g. Who is the best Doctor?).
- An option becomes the favourite (inevitably Tom Baker if this
site’s demographic is representative of the whole population).
- I then go to the
Tom Bakerentry and change the name/content to
John Bevan, winning the virtual admiration of the internet.
I suspect others would notice and correct it, but I can see some companies seeing this as an easy way to promote their products if safe guards are not put in place. If they’re in niche areas, such changes are more likely to go unnoticed.
Perhaps locking down a title after a certain amount of time, restricting who can edit such information, or requiring approval for edits to options which have received votes may be required?