Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things

XP Criteria - Signal/Noise?

by Russ (Deacon)
on May 12, 2000 at 07:35 UTC ( #11237=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Keep the vote XPs. Don't increase vote #.
in thread Scalability of the voting system

I like BBQ's ideas about limiting votes/rewards for voting out, and his signal/noise comment pinpointed a nagging idea I've had...

What about awarding XP based on signal/noise? Perhaps if + votes >= # of posts...?

while ($PositiveVotes >= $NumberOfPosts){ foreach (new Post){ $XP++ if $_->receives('A Positive Vote'); } }
This would certainly encourage quality posts, discourage "noise" and "me too" posts, and give a very real reward to those who go out of the way to produce thoughtful and helpful posts.

Number of posts is currently a primary measure of a monk's worth, but shouldn't we also reward the less wordy, but more thoughtful monks among us?

This would be even more effective if there were fewer non-posting ways to earn XP, but...


Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://11237]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others exploiting the Monastery: (4)
As of 2016-10-23 04:33 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?

    Results (300 votes). Check out past polls.