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RE: RE: Keep the vote XPs. Don't increase vote #.

by BBQ (Deacon)
on May 10, 2000 at 09:17 UTC ( #10908=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Keep the vote XPs. Don't increase vote #.
in thread Scalability of the voting system

I know what you're saying, but I don't beleive it works like that. Right now I'm at monk status too, and at the rate I'm going I'd probably hit friar in less than 20 days just by logging in every day and voting out at random. It seems that when you hit this status you don't really need to post at all to get XPs!

It gets even worse if you consider that a non-posting monk will increase his signal/noise ratio without any contribution whatsoever! Therefor I see increasing the number of votes as a bad idea.

Wow, my own post barely makes sense to me...
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RE: RE: RE: Keep the vote XPs. Don't increase vote #.
by Adam (Vicar) on May 10, 2000 at 20:11 UTC
    Actually your post does make sense, but I disagree with you on the signal/noise ration issue. I don't think that XP versus posts means much. Because it doesn't say anything about the quality of those posts. Maybe a person just posted enough to get up to a voting level and then voted like mad. Or may be a person posts lots of good commentary but doesn't vote at all. My point (which I am doing a really poor job of making) is that we shouldn't discourage people from posting constructive commentary or creative ideas. And we shouldn't water down the value of XP by insisting that people use all their votes.

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