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RE: RE: Higher level posts

by PipTigger (Hermit)
on Jul 08, 2000 at 01:40 UTC ( #21593=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Higher level posts
in thread Higher level posts

The larger problem though, becomes scalability. If you make the weight of higher level users votes count for even more XP, this increase compounded by the constantly growing number of total PerlMonks all voting more and more total votes everyday, it gets to the slippery slope point where a newbie signs up, makes a great post that gets moderated to the Monsastery Gates and gets so many votes so quickly that they climb several user levels in one day. If 31 high level monks voted a ++ on a post and each of those was worth 3 or 7 XP combined with say 127 normal votes (as there would be far more total users) and you have a first post leaping right onto the doorstep of the Monk user level. It's gotta scale well with many more users and votes and still be meaningful.

I think Shendal is right on above that we first need to evaluate what the XP system is supposed to designate (if not solely participation which includes voting). TTFN.


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[robby_dobby]: page for yapceu is out of date by 2 years
[robby_dobby]: LanX: Sharm-el-Sheikh is in Egypt
[robby_dobby]: Thanks, choroba
[LanX]: yes and Egypt (like Turkey and Russia) belongs to two continents
[choroba]: Also Europe and Asia are geographically one continent, the division is political
[robby_dobby]: I always thought everything on the other side of Suez to be Africa. That's an entire continent
[LanX]: Sinai_Peninsula
[robby_dobby]: choroba: If you're talking of Eurasia, it's only true of the erstwhile Constantinople/ Ottoman empire
[LanX]: yes correct, but Sinai is not on the other side

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