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#1 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

Recently two posters who had around 100 points rated up one of my posts (thank you by the way). And I got +3 for each vote up. Which I thought was weird. On the old site, a +3 vote up was because the poster had significantly more points than you. Not because you had a significant number of points.

 

Any chance, we can change back to the old way?


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#2 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 20999

Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Did your actual total rating actually go up by +3, or does it only say +3 on your history?

 

A user's impact on your rating is effected by their existing rating, as far as I know. However, when they rate you, it always shows up as +3 on your rating history (due to a bug) and as +3 on the green pop-ups.

 

If I rate you up, you get +4, but it'll show as only +3. (+4 is the highest, as far as I can tell). I mentioned in another thread that when a user with zero rating rates me up, I get +0. Although, oddly, in that case, it actually shows up as +0 instead of +3. huh.png

 

Watch:

 

I chose a random user who I know makes friendly and helpful posts:

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I uprated that random user with +4 points:

 

alpha2.png

 

But it shows up as +3 in his rating history:

alpha3.png

 

(pardon the blatant and uncalled for flattery, I'm just trying to be humorous smile.png)


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#3 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 9280

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

I think I got a +5 once but I'm not too sure. We should ask Hodgman to experiment once he hits 10k points. Which should be any second now o.O'


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#4 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6991

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

I can't find the post in this forum where it was explained how much a single vote may vary. Anyway, I kinda like the fact that an upvote is worth more than one point. Why? Because you get +1 just for logging into this site during the day. I personally think an upvote should be worth more than that, which consequently means it should be worth more than just one point.

Sure, logging in falls under "participation" and an upvote falls under "scholar," but I think we should emphasize the importance of "scholar" and not over inflate "participation." Making upvotes worth more than logging in helps with that, in my opinion.
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#5 Casey Hardman   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2242

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for the observation, Servant of the Lord...I kept thinking "wait...didn't I get more than +3 reputation for that?" and it made me wonder if I was starting to become obsessed with getting more reputation, causing reputation hallucinations ohmy.png

 

logging in falls under "participation"

 

How does simply logging in fall under participation?  All you're really doing is just viewing stuff unless you upvote/post something, right?  "Lurking" isn't participating in any discussions.



#6 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6991

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

logging in falls under "participation"

 
How does simply logging in fall under participation?  All you're really doing is just viewing stuff unless you upvote/post something, right?  "Lurking" isn't participating in any discussions.

I dunno, that's just the way points are broken down. I think the goal is that it (hopefully) encourages people to come to the forums more regularly (but yeah, you don't really have "participate" as you say).


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#7 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

(pardon the blatant and uncalled for flattery,

 

I think it was very called for, lol :D


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#8 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 31800

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

I think I got a +5 once but I'm not too sure. We should ask Hodgman to experiment once he hits 10k points. Which should be any second now o.O'

Just ticked over to 10001 cool.png damage is still +4 (and reported as +3)

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