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Re^2: Node Rep - A newbies viewpoint

by zdog (Priest)
on Sep 14, 2004 at 21:25 UTC ( #390983=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Node Rep - A newbies viewpoint
in thread Node Rep - A newbies viewpoint

Something I'd like to see ... is being able to say "I don't want to vote on this node", which would then let you see the reputation of that node.

Yes. I've wanted a true +=0 vote for a long time. I do personally vote sometimes to see what rep a given node has. It'd be better if I didn't vote ++ or -- if I didn't think the node deserved either.

Another option would be to close voting on a node after a certain period of time (say one month) and show the reputation to everyone after that.

Yes! I was just talking about that yesterday. It'd help elimate the inflation of reps of nodes that have been around a loooong time. I would recommend a period of time longer than a month though; three months maybe.

Which reminds me of something else that would be nice: to be able to see the total vote count on a node, instead of just the reputation.

Yes, that'd be cool, too. (I have a little project related to this coming down the pipe. Stay tuned.)

Of course, keep in mind, I say all this because rep and XP are meaningless things, especially when they don't mean anything. ;-)

Zenon Zabinski | zdog | zdog@perlmonk.org


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Re^3: Node Rep - A newbies viewpoint
by diotalevi (Canon) on Sep 14, 2004 at 23:51 UTC
    Which reminds me of something else that would be nice: to be able to see the total vote count on a node, instead of just the reputation.
    Yes, that'd be cool, too. (I have a little project related to this coming down the pipe. Stay tuned.)

    Perlmonks already stores this information and if it were meant to be public, it would be. Are you going to attempt to compute this somehow? Perhaps by some periodicp polling of the reputation to notice changes?

      He's in pmdev diotalevi therefore he can put together a patch that will directly access the vote table. And I dispute the claim that "if it were meant to be public it would be" it reminds me of that old saying, "if we were meant to fly we would have wings". Neither of course are true. A little ingenuity and planning can go a long way to overcoming such issues. Whether zdogs plans come to fruition is another story of course, but until we see the patch we can't possibly evaluate its merits now can we?


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      demerphq

        First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
        -- Gandhi

        Flux8


        Oh I'd like the change, myself. I just don't recall there ever being a moment where someone said, "Yes, Ok! Let's do this!" I was thinking that if this were ever exposed then it should be a pm-side thing and not what I was imagining - some sort of polling agent to count changes.

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