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RE: RE: RE: The Good Ol' Days

by Corion (Pope)
on Jun 15, 2000 at 22:25 UTC ( #18360=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: RE: The Good Ol' Days
in thread The Good Ol' Days

Somehow I like the idea of black-box-XP, but the problem still remains, there must be a way, obvious, public or cryptic and hidden, to distribute XP.

Maybe a system based on the potential votes would work indeed. Let's keep the XP as they are, and you still get XP for logging in. No XP just for creating a node. XP are then given via the ratio of votes for this post out of the total votes for each day. That would mean, if a post gets (say) 1% of all positive (resp. negative) votes on a day, the user gets 1 XP (resp. loses 1 XP).
This system would be untouched by the number of posts/votes, and the only anomalies would be on really lazy days, where a post that gets one vote already gets 1 XP, but the number of idle days should diminish with the number of active monks.

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RE: RE: RE: RE: The Good Ol' Days
by cbraga (Pilgrim) on Jun 19, 2000 at 04:09 UTC
    XP based on percentages don't sound attractive to me, because, when we have 10,000,000 posts a day, percentages will be pretty low. Say, why not calculate the average post's reputation, then derive the number of XPs the user receives based on that?

      I think that giving XP on the post reputation is a bad idea, because the average reputation of a post is going up. When I joined Perlmonks (1 month ago?), the Best Nodes were about 15 to 20 points, now we have 60 points. If I think of the last two weeks, the Best Nodes of the week were also more or less the Best Nodes of all time. So I think there is an inflation in votes, as is to be expected by more voters. I also think there will be an inflation of XP, as long as XP is coupled to the raw votes and not somewhat sensible to the total number of votes.

      Of course, another argument might be, if we have more voters, we also have more posters and the votes will be somewhat distributed over these nodes, but I think that the number of new nodes dosen't rise in the same way that the number of new voters rises.

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