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Re: A Proposal for Additional Levels

by cLive ;-) (Parson)
on Oct 25, 2004 at 23:55 UTC ( #402393=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A Proposal for Additional Levels

I like the idea that a certain percentage of users are allocated to each level. That way, those that continue to enrich the site, will gradually rise, whilst those that have left will slowly decay in their level. Rather than a strict bell curve, I think a partly exponential drop off would work better:

% Ranking Level
0-2 Initiate
2-7 Novice
7-15 Acolyte
15-25 Scribe
26-39 Monk
39-71 Friar
71-87 Abbot
87-95 Bishop
95-98 Pontiff
98-100 Saint

It would also be a good idea to ignore all accounts not accessed in the last year, and those that have never posted when working out these levels.

Thoughts?

cLive ;-)

Edit by theorbtwo: Reparented from At Last, a Useful Definition of "Scripting Language" per consideration by the author. (And removed request to do so from the body of the node.)


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Re^3: A Proposal for Additional Levels
by gregor42 (Parson) on Dec 28, 2004 at 17:06 UTC

    I for one don't see any reason for making a change to the system without it being driven by some form of elitist 'sensablility'. The old timers want to stay on top and be extra special like they used to be. That might be human nature, but it doesn't make it the right decision.

    I think this suggestion simply underlines that.

    Many certainly deserve it. But changing the fundamentals of the system is also a bad idea, IMHO. I've heard some suggestions about branching based on community vs. expertise for example. This is something that's not reflected in the current system and many see it as a Good Thing.

    I'm usually one who votes for change. In this case I don't see a compelling argument to alter a system that clearly works in building this community. It Ain't Broke... Leave it alone.



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