I guess the real question is what makes someone deserving
of a rank. The current exp system would suggest that
writing posts, voting and logging in all contribute
towards making someone deserve a rank. If these are
not the ways that someone should be able to earn a rank,
wouldn't it make more sense to change how exp is given
out? Personally, I think that exp should remain at least
partially influenced by other forms of participation.
in reply to Higher level posts
Not wanting newbies to hold higher levels sounds
to me more like a subset of the
ongoing debate on exp escalation
due to the increased number of users. Describing gaining
levels as 'increasingly' easy lends to this interpretation.
suggestion of required minimum reputation will suffer
from the same problem.
I think the real problem is the scalability of the exp
system. Note the following:
"This is not meant to be offensive toward the higher
level monks we have now."
This suggests that the changes wouldn't be applied
retroactively, which strikes me as a bit unfair.
It looks as if lhoward saw something similar in the
original post (he posted while I was writing this).
I can't say I like having monks in competition with one
another for levels, however. I guess I favor one of
the suggestions from the previous discussion, which I
believe was to have the required exp for each level to
be related to the total number of votes available.
But however the exp system is changed, if it is, it
probably shouldn't include exact numbers as it does