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Voting - single Vs. multiple nodes

by mikedshelton (Beadle)
on Dec 19, 2003 at 18:32 UTC ( #315866=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I ask for your observation / experiences re:

XPs and voting ONE node at a time versus voting for MULTIPLE nodes (original node and replies) at a time.

(this is without regard of others voting on your nodes)

I have noticed that when voting on more than one node at a time that the "25% chance of +1 every time you vote" appears to occur on the group of votes as a whole, not as a 25% chance of +1 on each node ++ -- when voting...

Doesn't this seem to penalize those of us who find an interesting thread to vote on...

I don't particular care to ++ -- vote a single node at a time (especially when having 8, 12, 16+ votes) ...

Does this appear to be your experience as well ?

Would it be possible to update the voting system to award XPs based on number of nodes voted on rather than the number of times I hit the 'Vote' button ... ?

Your thoughts ...

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Re: Voting - single Vs. multiple nodes
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Dec 19, 2003 at 18:39 UTC

    While it does seem that way, it's simply not the case. Having read the code, it does not unfairly penilize you for voting one at a time. Try compiling actual statistics rather then going on what it feels like.

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Re: Voting - single Vs. multiple nodes
by sauoq (Abbot) on Dec 19, 2003 at 18:38 UTC
    Does this appear to be your experience as well ?

    I haven't really paid that much attention.

    Doesn't this seem to penalize those of us who find an interesting thread to vote on...

    Assuming it is the case¹, it still doesn't make a difference. In the long run, you'll still get about 25% regardless of the size of the chunks you get it (or don't get it) in.

    Addendum: For example, say you get 8 votes per day and over four consecutive days, you vote on a total of 32 nodes. You do this twice. On the first four days, you vote on 8 nodes a time each day. Chances are that, on one day of the four, you'd recieve 8 xp and on the other days you'd recieve 0 xp. Total: 8 xp. On the next four days, you vote on 1 node at a time. Chances are you'll receive 2 xp each day. Total: 8 xp.

    It might not work out that perfectly over 4 days, but in the long run it will.

    1. But apparently it isn't the case anyway. Thanks, theorbtwo, for checking.

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Re: Voting - single Vs. multiple nodes
by flyingmoose (Priest) on Dec 19, 2003 at 20:53 UTC
    Points don't concern me too much (other than to appease my massive ego!), but I do think there is something else that can be improved...

    What happens when you click a radio button and then decide you don't want to vote on that item? Well, you have to reload the page. Perhaps we should have three buttons and have the third (don't vote) be checked by default?

      There is, we do and it is. Look in your home node options under 'null vote'.
      flyingmoose, you can install a bookmarklet that allows you to unselect radio buttons (see 'allow no option'). Seems to be available for most browsers, and I know it works in Mozilla.


Re: Voting - single Vs. multiple nodes
by joeypow (Initiate) on Jan 05, 2004 at 22:45 UTC
    your particular idea of ++-- doesn't seem to match your problem, now does it? Numbers exist, but they only exist on harddisks. Votes also exist, but not on harddisks!!!!

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