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Re^2: XP problem

by GrandFather (Saint)
on Feb 22, 2009 at 01:58 UTC ( #745584=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: XP problem
in thread XP problem

You seem to be confusing reputation and XP. Nodes gain/lose reputation, monks gain/lose XP.

Reputation is a measure of the degree to which other monks esteem a node and is an indication of its worth to the site. XP is an index of the degree of participation in PerlMonks which may be dominated by XP earned through node contributions, or may be dominated by XP earned through showing up every day and voting.

Votes cast for nodes influence XP to the extent that up votes may increase the author's XP and down votes may decrease the author's XP so to that extent a node's reputation adjusts an authors XP.

True laziness is hard work

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Re^3: XP problem
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Feb 22, 2009 at 14:39 UTC
    TFT GrandFather ,

    Given your most eloquent, but concise, explanation, you may, indeed be right about my confusion - however, given that confusion is (seemingly) exponentially proportional to age, I claim that [age] as my excuse:-)

    I notice that your description of voting (potentially) being a measure of site participation could be misconstrued as incitement to vote (either way) - irrespective of whether one [a vote] is merited or not.

    Personally, I only vote a node up if the node has brought enlightenment to me, I think it might bring enlightenment to others, if it amuses me or if the content annoys me, I'll vote the node down.

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

      Experience is supposed to be somewhat proportional to age so your sig is in contradiction with your excuse ;-)

      XP is indeed set up in part to encourage voting but (mostly) doesn't dictate how or on what criteria people vote.

      Voting a node down because it amuses you is probably fairly unusual (I'll try not to be amusing here). Voting a node down because it is annoying is probably fairly common, but may not be a good criteria - an annoying node can be correct and enlightening.

      True laziness is hard work
        I think I must have articulated myself spectacularly badly - what I meant to say (but patently failed so to do) was that I vote a node down iff it annoys me in some way.

        I thank you for both your concern and consideration, but I actually do humour big style - tho' you probably can't tell, since I try to keep it well hidden - thus (if I see it:-) a node that is both enlightening and humorous invariably gets my vote ... and should get more (than the allotted single vote).

        A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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