Voting and Displaying Node Reputationby monkfish (Pilgrim)
|on Oct 15, 2001 at 18:31 UTC||Need Help??|
Alright, from reading some old posts, I know I am walking into a mine field of opinions, but I am gonna add mine and hope I don't step on anything that takes off my leg...
In general, I like the practice of not disclosing node scores before voting, particularly with respect to recent posts (say within the last month). This makes people think for themselves and not just follow the hurd.
However, as a relative newbie here it would be nice to be able to find gems from the past without having to read every node ever posted.
With that goal in mind, and without advocating a specific solution, here are some thoughts on some ways this might be handled...
The closest proxy one has at the moment is reading all the posts by people with lots of XPs, presumably gathered in large part by posting. Sometimes this is great, sometimes you have to wade through tons of Q and A to find the gold. You also miss the really high rep posts by non saints...