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Re: Sudden Impressions on the Experience System

by tmiklas (Hermit)
on Apr 30, 2002 at 21:20 UTC ( #163166=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sudden Impressions on the Experience System

Well said, but... (there's always some 'but')

AFAIK it is said that we are to upvote posts we like and downvote we score really low, and I'm sure that there are people using their daily votes exactly that way.
When voting is about ++ or --, then everything depends on the voting person. Maybe I don't like your post :-) or i just love it :-) anyway i can use one of my votes in the way i like or leave it for someone else - decision is mine.

If somebody is to vote in any direction (++/--) randomly, it would be better not to vote at all!!!
XP points are like a 'maraton run' - it's long, nobody lose if have enough energy to run and run continusly, everybody run further and further; the point is who runs faster (than me).
I've seen people here having half the XP points I have with 5 times greater number of posts, and people with (10 * $my_XP) and (2 * $my_posts) :-)
So what's wrong with them?! I think that those from the second group I've mentioned simply take it serious (the XP system) while the first group is trying to have a good start.

Conclusion: If it's to be a long run, then everything is ok - people who write good posts will always run faster than sprinters from the first group :-)

Sorry for my bad english...
Greetz, Tom.
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