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Tired of Counting

by zdog (Priest)
on Jun 08, 2000 at 23:48 UTC ( #17189=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Way too often, I find myself counting the total number of reps I have. For this reason, I think it would be good if the total number of reps someone gets is listed on their home node. This allows the user himself to see his progress and allows others to quickly see how quality his writing is (Reps/WriteUps). Tell me what you think.

-- zdog (Zenon Zabinski)
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RE: Tired of Counting
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Jun 09, 2000 at 00:02 UTC
    I don't know how useful that really is. The experience tells enough, I think; you can't get high experience without plenty of votes. Granted, there are other means of gaining exp, but the primary one is and always will be rep. So, if you just say rep = exp*3 (the chance of your exp being affected by a vote, from the Voting/Experience System node, is 1/3) you won't get a perfect number, but it'll be close enough for your stated purposes. Another clue is to keep a lazy eye on the Best Nodes page; if someone's consistenly showing up on the "Best of the Day" list, then that's a good indicator. If they're consistently showing up on the Worst Nodes page, that's a different indicator. And if they're on the Best/Worst of All Time, that means they got one really good/bad one; it doesn't necessarily say anything about the quality of their average post.

    - Ozymandias

    Update: I just tested this theory on my own Home Node, and it works, more or less. The estimate (calculated average rep/node) was off (high) by about a point. So for rough guesstimates of "how good" a fellow monk is, this is good enough.

      I would expect it to be off by more than that, since exp can be gained by voting and logging in.
        True. I haven't been voting long, nor have I been a member long, so that's probably why mine isn't off very much.

        - Ozymandias

      For myself at least, this theory doesn't work. My rep is somewhere in the 280-290 range, while my XP is 270-280.

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