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RE: RE: Proposed XP System Changes

by vroom (Pope)
on Aug 03, 2000 at 18:53 UTC ( #25984=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Proposed XP System Changes
in thread Proposed XP System Changes

I think it works to solve a lot of the current problems. A lot of users in #perlmonks saw room for improvement in the current XP system. I wasn't completely pleased with how XP currently works either and asked them for a proposal to fix it. This is what they came up with.

Personally, I think it does a good job of addressing the current problems.

As for giving reasons to users for votes given on nodes one issue is user-interface. I don't want to see drop down menus everywhere or additional text boxes. I think the best thing might be to allow mini-notes to be added to a node that could only be viewed by the author. It would also be interesting to gain other stats on users posts such as accuracy, helpfulness etc... and maybe some in the opposite direction as well. I think the best we can do on this sort of feedback is make it optional.

vroom | Tim Vroom | vroom@cs.hope.edu


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RE: RE: RE: Proposed XP System Changes
by Macphisto (Hermit) on Aug 03, 2000 at 18:58 UTC
    Very true. And a well thought out response. I don't want to see PM get cluttered as hell either but honestly when I post a question that I'm dying for an answer to, and all I get is a couple of --'s without even one explination it doesn't help me learn anything. I've got no problem losing XP, it's not important to me whatsoever, what is important is peoples input. A lot of times I do get really good input from initiates all the way up to the saints, and I love that, it works great. But I'd rather be told what is wrong with my code/post than save XP. Guess you can't have them all, can you? And I certainly don't want to clutter up the site, with excess garbage.


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RE: RE: RE: Proposed XP System Changes
by jettero (Monsignor) on Aug 07, 2000 at 15:59 UTC
    I think it's imperative that such a note system (for explaining votes) be just as anonymous as the voting itself. If not... then the people we're annoy'd with won't post any reasons anyway.

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