in reply to RE: RE: Higher level posts
in thread Higher level posts

And gaining XP based on receiving votes should be a major way to gain XP. Afterall, if others feel you are contributing and giving you ++ you should receive the rewards. The problem with the current system is that people gain XP simply by voting. Take me for example, I am a monk simply because I log in and vote each day. I haven't contributed that much to the site, IMO. One idea is to take away the possibility of gaining XP for simply voting. People should gain XP based on what they contribute and by contribute I mean by what they post. If you gain XP based on ++ votes then you are achieving status because others believe you deserve that status, not simply because you show up. Now that I have wandered off topic into the XP realm I will stop now.

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RE: RE: RE: RE: Higher level posts
by ivory (Pilgrim) on Jul 31, 2000 at 12:56 UTC
    Getting XP for voting is good because it encourages daily (or clos to it) participation, rather than participation only when _you_ need help. To vote, one must at least look through the posts, which makes it more likely that someone will comment and that errors will be spotted and corrected.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Higher level posts
by c-era (Curate) on Jul 07, 2000 at 23:30 UTC
    If people didn't get XP for voting some people wouldn't vote. I think that voting needs to not be such a big source of XP. Either lower the amount of XP you get from voting, or raise the amount of XP needed to gain levels.
      Just give points for voting, but no rewards for using all your votes. Too many people spend votes on nodes they wouldn't normally vote up just to get the bonus.

      So keep a reward in place for voting - the current system works fine for that. But eliminate the bonus for using all your votes.

      - Ozymandias