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RE: Crazy like a troll?

by Albannach (Prior)
on Oct 26, 2000 at 20:34 UTC ( #38666=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Crazy like a troll?

I *like* reading Worst Nodes as a mix of learning from the mistakes of others and cheap laughs, but I think it's an abuse of voting to simply -- everything you see in that list, just as it is silly to ++ everything in Best Nodes.

More importantly, do people really get that upset if they are listed in Worst? The Exp system is a good (though certainly not ideal) system to quickly estimate the utility of individual posts, but it ain't a game, and there are no prizes folks! This will only continue to work if people use their votes honestly and wisely (e.g. there is no need to use all your votes each day etc.). I know this is all old news to most of you, but I've figured it out after my few weeks here and think that the purpose of voting and Exp should be pretty clear to all before they get to vote in the first place.

On the other hand, I'm new here and may have misinterpreted the whole thing - fire away!

Now here's a semi-related thought: could the SuperSearch optionally sort by Exp (without reporting the actual values) to extract more value from the Exp system?

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[corenth]: Cosmic, that sounds interesting. What is FANN (I could search it if I weren't so lazy about it)?
[Cosmic37]: how big was @stuff corenth?
[Cosmic37]: Fast Artificial Neural Network (FANN) is cross-platform open source programming library for developing multilayer feedforward Artificial Neural Networks
[corenth]: @stuff was pretty big. I think it grew to about 8000.
[corenth]: each element was several three + element references
[corenth]: That FANN thing sounds like something I
[Cosmic37]: When I say I like LGPL what I mean is that I like the GPL aspect. I am a fan of Rishard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation but I wish I could be more virtuous... self-flagellates
[corenth]: . . . I'd like to play with

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