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Re: Re: Re: Googlish approach to voting/XP?

by eric256 (Parson)
on Aug 06, 2003 at 20:58 UTC ( #281584=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Googlish approach to voting/XP?
in thread Googlish approach to voting/XP?

I'd like to see voting scores as a way to compare posts to each other. If you search and get several responses, it would be nice to think that there is a correlation between the votes and how good the answer is. So if you had 20 responses you could say well that ones average vote is higher so its at least more likely (thoeriticaly) to be a better, more thought out answer. I suppose now you have the same thing, but people can only vote ++ or --, so you don't get a feel for quality, just overall weather it okay or not.

I think that at least removing XP from the equation would stop people form ++'ing just because and only vote when the post realy screams "I'm good!' or "i suck!"

Eric Hodges
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Googlish approach to voting/XP?
by diotalevi (Canon) on Aug 06, 2003 at 21:09 UTC

    And I see voting as a way to mark for myself whether I've seen that post or not. Sometimes when really interesting threads come by I'll just vote on every single node in the thread so that I can come back later and notice if there is anything new.

Re**4: Googlish approach to voting/XP?
by belg4mit (Prior) on Aug 06, 2003 at 21:59 UTC
    The problem with your theory of post quality corresponding exactly to magnitude of sum of votes for a node is sub-optimal. It may be, for instance, that Bob posted the same reponse or quesiton Jon is about to two years ago on Christmas Eve, and nobody noticed so it got no readership nor votes to speak of. Wheras Jon, posts on a dreary winter Sunday afternoon (or Friday afternoon around 3-5PM ;-).

    I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

      I fail to see how the current system is any better though. It not a perfect solution. I don't think there is a perfect solution and there is no way to have any vote correspond exactly to a posts quality. On the other hand if it where an average of votes then one from long ago with 10 high votes would rank just as well as a recent one with 100 high votes, so actualy it would work better than the current votes.

      Eric Hodges

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