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From whence my XP comes...

by indigo (Scribe)
on Apr 17, 2001 at 22:13 UTC ( #73280=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Maybe I am pedandic, but whenever the little box tells me I have gained XP, I try to figure out where it came from. Part of this is just silly instant gratitification, but I do have a genuine interest in evaluating the feedback I get.

Anyway, as my nodes have grown, it gets harder and harder to remember what each their reputations were, and try to figure out whether I got ++'d, or did I just get real lucky on my last four votes.

What would be nice if the XP notify message also included the source of the XP change. I would be far more interested in knowing that than how many XP I need for the next level.

I cannot imagine I am the first person to think of this, so forgive me if it has been beaten to death already. My quick search turned up no prior art.

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Re: From whence my XP comes...
by footpad (Abbot) on Apr 17, 2001 at 22:42 UTC
      Just downloaded Good stuff, but it only solves part of my problem. It tracks my reputations just fine, but since reputation gets translated into XP in a nondeterministic fashion, there is still guesswork involved.

      I would still like to see the XP nodelet say "You have gained 1 XP from voting" or "You have gained 1 XP for logging in" or "You have gained 1 XP from node 1234".
(ar0n: Ha! I double that!) Re: From whence my XP comes...
by ar0n (Priest) on Apr 18, 2001 at 19:10 UTC
    Maybe I am pedandic...
    Not as pedantic as me... note the 't' in pedantic

    ar0n ]

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