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Seeing the current node score

by rjray (Chaplain)
on Mar 02, 2002 at 20:05 UTC ( #148876=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I've noticed that as long as I have votes remaining, I don't see the current score for a node until/unless I cast a vote as well. Is this intentional? Not that I would change a vote (or decline to vote) based on the score, but if I were about to -- a node, and saw that it had a pretty decent score, I might be inclined to go back and re-read it, to see if perhaps I had missed something.

--rjray

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Re: Seeing the current node score
by Chady (Priest) on Mar 02, 2002 at 20:52 UTC

    Yes, we all notice that.. it's just how it is done... you vote and you see..

    will you ++ a node just because it has a high rep? or -- for low rep nodes?

    some links: 1 - 2 - 3 - n....


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Re: Seeing the current node score
by particle (Vicar) on Mar 03, 2002 at 05:50 UTC
    Not that I would change a vote (or decline to vote) based on the score, but if I were about to -- a node, and saw that it had a pretty decent score, I might be inclined to go back and re-read it, to see if perhaps I had missed something.

    i think you've just contradicted yourself. it looks like the current method may protect you from yourself ;)

    ~Particle ;

      I think you mis-read what I was saying-- I wouldn't let a score alone alter my vote, but seeing that something I considered off-topic or in need of a stern "RTFM" has a higher score might hint that I missed something the first time I read it. Upon re-reading, I may still vote as I originally planned. But if I do change, it's the re-reading that prompted the change. Seeing the score only gave me reason to pause and reconsider, before moving on to the (often numerous) other new nodes still waiting...

      --rjray

        On the contrary, I think that posts that aren't clear enough be obvious that they are not a case of RTFM deserve the very occasional -- they will get.

        But though I do think that it's a good thing that current score can have no influence on voting, what if you're unsure of the merits of a node and you're curious? I'd suggest an option to abstain whereby you could forfeit your right to vote on a node in order to find out its reputation.

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