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RE: (Ozymandias) RE: RE: Proposed XP System Changes

by ivory (Pilgrim)
on Aug 03, 2000 at 23:20 UTC ( #26065=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Ozymandias) RE: RE: Proposed XP System Changes
in thread Proposed XP System Changes

I agree that XP should be a measure of site participation, but I still think we should get XP from voting rather than just from posting. The site is designed for people of all skill levels, not just for Perl gods who can answer all the questions that come up, and thus you have to think of people just starting out when you make these policies. A lof of people are just nervous to post (some monks are not as diplomatic as others when a post is bad).

The XP that come from voting encourage not only better post (because you come to know what you like/dislike about certain posts, but also what others in the community like/dislike), but they also encourage new monks to read all kinds of posts, not just the "easy sounding ones".


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RE: RE: (Ozymandias) RE: RE: Proposed XP System Changes
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Aug 03, 2000 at 23:40 UTC
    ybiC hit the nail on the head, Ivory; that's EXACTLY why we left a bonus in place up to Level 5. One of our primary concerns was the newer monks; we don't want to make it so difficult to participate that newer monks don't feel welcome. The idea is that they will get the boost from voting, but at the same time advance slowly enough that by the time they lose the bonus, we hope they will be comfortable enough to participate through posting.

    As for making people of all skill levels welcome... well, I'm not a great Perl coder, by any measure, but I feel welcome here. I hope that others do, too. That's one reason why we decided against weighting some categories over others; you can make great contributions to this site and its community without ever making a single post in Categorized Q&A or Seekers of Perl Wisdom. And those who choose to make their contributions in those other areas should be rewarded every bit as much as the people who answer a dozen questions a day.

    I don't pretend this system we devised is perfect. We all think it's a step forward, and enough of us were involved, from enough levels of the community, that I feel confident we covered everybody. But there's room for improvement in the new system, too; why not stop by #perlmonks and help us out? We could use it.

    - email Ozymandias
RE: (4) Proposed XP System Changes (vote-out bonus)
by ybiC (Prior) on Aug 03, 2000 at 23:28 UTC
    Understandable concern.
    I believe that's why vroom is keeping the "vote-out bonus" up to Monk(5) - to give less-than-guru Monks a good start.

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