Musing has no bot but a team of manual curators. The system works better than any algorithmic curation system. A sufficiently advanced AI to rank answers reliably does not exist.
musing does manual curation. They do not have bots that upvote content.
Your process would just equal people cheating the system by using bots to prevote their answers so they could get more rewards from musing.
The way tthey do it now is fantastic.
Manual curation all the way , it's hard work but that's the right way to do it....
Curators should be rewarded appropriately for their work , is all !!
I say all this only cos I have been getting upvotes from musing curators...just kidding !!
I much prefer that Musing has a team of manual curators. It is a lot of work to manually curate questions and answers, but I think that this way it is alot less ripe for manipulation. Bots work on code, and code can be manipulated. This is sometimes the problem with Steemit - people learn to game the system for their maximum benefit.
Also if they did it with 'total number of upvotes' then this would just lead to circle voting, and the same people would just end up getting upvotes.