When you log in, or refresh, you can sometimes get a message saying something like "Congrats, you gained N XPs", or "Ack, you lost N XPs". That message is sometimes only half useful. What if you lost 2 XPs, and gained 7 and see a message that you gained N XPs? Then, it isn't obvious that you lost anything, which I think people tend to like to know. How about if the message said something like "You gained N XPs, but lost N as well."? That would just be more accurate.


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RE: Ack/Congrats message
by turnstep (Parson) on Oct 16, 2000 at 18:53 UTC

    Great idea, but the database might not be structured like that. (I know, I should grab the code and check myself). This is similar to the reputation problem of viewing your node. If I have a node that has a rep of 5, is that because only 5 people bothered to give it one positive vote each? Or perhaps it was really controlversial and got 140 negative votes and 145 positive ones. It's not that big a deal to me, but it's one of those "might be nice" category things.