It seems to me that the experience gained here is based too
much on voting. There is a 25% chance of getting experience
for every vote, and 50% experience for each vote if all are
used. This equates to a 75% chance of experience per vote,
compared to only a 33% chance of experience when you're
voted for. Not to accuse anyone of anything, but I've
noticed a few people gaining large amounts of xp with long
periods of not postings things. The amount of xp given for
using all votes also contributes to people wanting to hand
out votes just to get the xp, and leads to some posts
being overvalued. The amount of votes given are also too
high.. What I believe this all adds to is people posting
re-statements of other answers to try to get experience, and
since there are so many votes laying around, these nodes
end up getting voted for.
I'm not criticizing anything here, as I know the whole
experience system is new, I just want to throw out my
opinions on the matter.
First, I think all experience for voting should be
eliminated, as it just encourages the xp hogs to throw
around votes, perhaps to nodes that don't deserve them.
The percentage thing for being voted on is good, as it adds
a bit of non-predictability to the whole matter. Getting
experience for logging in is also good, as it's not too
much, and adds incentive for continued participation in
I think settings things this way will help separate the
people who have genuinely good answers and/or insight into
perl from the people who just vote. What does anyone else
think about this matter?