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Re: It's not about down votes

by bulk88 (Priest)
on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:15 UTC ( #975669=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to It's not about down votes

Its not just about the latest posts. PerlMonks has a decade or more of archived posts. If I have Perl problems, I'll search PerlMonks for a solution. I often just search for parts of Perl world that I like to read about for fun, then vote on those ancient nodes. I like to use my votes on a balance of newest posts, and ancient history. Worst Nodes is also entertaining to read and vote on. I guess some people swarm the Worst Nodes and downvote bomb everything in the list. I disagree with that practice and sometimes upvote the nodes.

I've noticed there is a pattern on how to make sure you dont get more than 3 on your node. More than 36 hours since the OP node, or more than 36 hours since the last response. A response to a response. A response to the OP node that doesn't appear on the first or 2nd screenful of replys to the OP node. The node rep distribution generally seems to be a hockey stick, where X is time. If my post is the first response to a OP node, or is the OP node, I seem to get 3-10x multiplier point bonus applied to my average node rep. With this information, I just published a guide to XP whoring. Again these observations are on my own nodes with my writing style. YMMV. Does anyone have completing models or different observations of node reps distribution?

For example, like seeing all their old nodes growing every day or going days without posting or voting on anything and getting more XP that can be attributed to the login bonus or you loose a half a dozen XP a day every day and there seems to a bot going through your node history systematically?


Comment on Re: It's not about down votes
Re^2: It's not about down votes
by stevieb (Hermit) on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:33 UTC

    I like the way you think. Personally, I often don't get to nodes until way after it has been posted, so I'm used to seeing 3-4 ++ votes where if I posted it immediately I might get 10 fold.

    I'm not out for XP though, I just like to give my 2c if I feel I have something to offer that hasn't been offered yet... right or wrong. I'm a firm believer in timtowtdi, so I follow that principle.

    I too search for and peruse old posts, and just this week alone, I'm sure I've given 50+ ++ votes to posts that were circa pre-2k5.

    About the hockey sticks... I just finished laundry, so I'm running to the pub (as I don't have cable) to see if the Kings can win their first Stanley Cup... at home ;)

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