The question that occurs is whether this is a potential general case the rules need to address as well. Not surprisingly, software projects seem to be leading the way but couldn’t actors in other classes of articles game the system in the same way?

I suppose what I am looking for is some change in ethic, norm or policy that would increase resistance to this sort of gaming not just for any one class of article.

Regardless, I concur, it is a concerning trend, as Reynir points out, that warrants much more discussion and thought.