Lunacy is similar to other social media sites such as Twitter, FML and Reddit, where it is easy to see the most popular posts in a specific timescale.
FML, for example:
The voting system is unique as it does not focus on good or bad, but rather if the statement one makes is their own fault or the faults of others, though it can be said that ‘You deserved it’ essentially equates to ‘bad’.
This does make for interesting conversation on each post, and the ability to comment on each post extends the scope and usability of the site massively, as the comments section acts as an ‘other’ opinion field.
This kind of voting/comment system could be useful for Lunacy as it will not limit people who feel negatively about a story can do more than vote it up or down.