in reply to Tipping the Balance

Uh, I'm not sure where you're getting your numbers from, ut if all you're doing is looking at your overall XP, then maybe you're not aware of one key thing regarind XP. As described in the Experience docs...

There are four ways to earn XP on Perlmonks. They are as follows:

  • 25% chance of gaining 1 XP every time you vote on a node
  • +1/6 number of votes cast if all votes are cast on any given day (This bonus only exists until you reach level 5)
  • 25% chance of gaining 2 XP points once a day if you were logged in within the past 24 hours from when the vote fairy does the rounds.
  • When people vote on nodes that you have written. If enough people up-vote your nodes, you will gain XP. If enough people down-vote your nodes, you will lose XP. Having a node deleted is bad for your XP.