in reply to
Indicators for user experience
This discussion is a little old and stale at this point,
but if anyone is interested, a reason why it's a good
idea occured to me yesterday when i only had a few
minutes to browse the site....
I typically only look at the Newest Nodes node, skim it,
look for Node names that jump out at me, things that look
interested, etc... on this particular page I would
love if there was some designation of user "level"
"Why?" you ask ... because if my time is sort,
I don't really want to spend it looking over "trivial"
questions from newbies. That may seem harsh, but it's
true. sometimes I'm in the mood to be helpful, and read
very basic questions and give very basic answers. But
other times I'm here for me -- I want to read things that
are challenging and interesting and weren't posted here
under a different name 3 days ago. The simple truth is
that, on average, nodes posted by people with high
XP tend to be of a higher caliber then people with low XP
(the nature of the moderation system system basicly
dictates it will allways be that way.)
Should people vote based on XP? absolutely not. But
letting people pick which nodes deserve their valuable
time based on the XP of the poster is just a valid an
idea as letting them pick based on the Node Tension.