I am only speaking for myself as I don't know any other readers here but double posts don't bother me nearly as much as clicking on a double post only to find that the 14 comments are all non-value added "omg you double posted!" comments.
Is it possible that people could just contain their elite "I check this site every 45 seconds ere go: me > you" pithy comments and simply just ignore double posts?
The point system was not implemented to discourage brand new visitors to the site from accidentally posting duplicate material. It was so obvious trolls and spamsters could be negged to oblivion and not ruin our otherwise higher intellectual discourse.
I know that if I saw a double post with 0 comments, I would never spend my precious 30 seconds checking it out but if I see a known double post but with 12 comments, I will check it out every time.
Anyone else in the same Vikings Party boat? Brian(s), got any insight.com into this?