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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 5:23 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder23-Mar-10 5:49 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 7:06 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmentorHans Dietrich23-Mar-10 22:09 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmvpLuc Pattyn24-Mar-10 3:05 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmvpDaveyM6923-Mar-10 11:49 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmvpLuc Pattyn24-Mar-10 2:55 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder24-Mar-10 5:34 
When we first released the beta version of the reputation system back in August there was a lot of discussion on the topic of how to award points on an article based on the effort put into it. It's impossible to say "an article is worth 100 times a forum posting" because one person may whip up an article in an hour, and another (like yourself) may spend months. We have no "How long did you spend on this article" field in the article wizard, and scoring an article by its length would not be realistic.
 
The discussions centered around trying to realistically reward authors for their actions, and the only method I could see that was fair was to have the community - those who actually use your articles - award you. If we increase the base award for articles then that applies to all articles, even the crud that gets submitted after final exam time. I, personally, don't think it's fair that an author churning out rubbish has a chance at Gold or Platinum status. It should simply be impossible for them to get it. Having the automated, one-size-fits-all award be modest means this is less likely, since the true value of the article will be in the votes, not the initial post.
 
This raises another side issue: what if an author spends a great deal of time on an article but it's simply of no value? It could be a long, well formatted article written over 3 months, but it could be simply the worlds most convoluted Hello World app. Our system can't (and should no) make s judgement call on this article. The readers who actually read and use the article should make the call.
cheers,
Chris Maunder
 
The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmentorHans Dietrich24-Mar-10 11:08 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder24-Mar-10 19:26 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmentorHans Dietrich24-Mar-10 21:11 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder26-Mar-10 8:52 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmentorHans Dietrich26-Mar-10 9:14 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinstaffSean Ewington26-Mar-10 9:22 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmentorHans Dietrich26-Mar-10 9:43 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder26-Mar-10 9:52 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder26-Mar-10 9:41 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmentorHans Dietrich26-Mar-10 10:02 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmvpLuc Pattyn26-Mar-10 11:00 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinadminChris Maunder6-Apr-10 5:32 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? PinmvpLuc Pattyn6-Apr-10 6:04 
GeneralOh no! - maybe another rep bug? PinmvpDaveyM6922-Mar-10 13:56 
GeneralRe: Oh no! - maybe another rep bug? PinmvpNishant Sivakumar22-Mar-10 14:12 
GeneralRe: Oh no! - maybe another rep bug? PinadminThiru Thirunavukarasu24-Mar-10 11:15 
GeneralSearch results sorted roughly by date (or maybe a better display of the date in the results)? Pinmemberkinar22-Mar-10 8:27 

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