Hi. Today 06-18-2015 my article was upvoted 2 times, but it happened to be actually downvoted. When I've noticed that my article was recently downvoted I first looked into this and seen that it was upvoted instead. I gained the first time 40 reputation points and 10 for the second voting, but the score the article was inspite lowered. So, I'm interested, what's happened with my article score, is that something wrong with the system or moderators, under some reason, purpously removed the up votes??
Now, I'm making changes to my article and about to publish the new revised version. Possibly, is that the reason for the article score is reduced ??
1) It really depends on what votes you receive and from whom. For example:
The rating of an item is R = Vt / Wt
If everyone has a weight of 1 then (Wt = N), and (R = Vt / N). Having differing weights, though, means that when a gold member (weight = 4) and bronze member (weight = 1) vote, the vote is weighted towards the gold:
Assume Gold votes 5 and Bronze votes 1:
Wt = 4 + 1 = 5
Vt = 4 x 5 + 1 x 1 = 21
R = 4.2
2) I am not sure where you are seeing a downvote logged. I can see the votes on your article, there are no votes below 4. Any vote above 4 is not a downvote. Going through your recent reputation there is no downvote event. You've only published one article with us and it has never been downvoted.
May I ask which is the rule for selecting whether an article should be included in the article competition for a given month?
I had posted an article called Statistics Workbench[^] in the C# section, which I thought had received enough positive feedback (in terms of votings, bookmarks and download counts) to have been at least selected between the top 10 for the month of May. This is not a rant or a complaint, but I would like to know better what is the criteria that allows an article to be selected or not.
Can please someone shed some light on how articles are selected for the competition? Thanks!
So it means that only the rating is taken into account? If that is the case, then I suppose someone could post an article at the last minute of the month and vote himself a five. Then it would have higher chances to be in the top 10 for that month than an article posted in the first day of the month, which got much more visibility, but as well more chance to have received votes of 4 just because it was exposed for more time.
For example, how would an article that received 10 votes of 5 (thus averaging 5.00) be compared against another that received 1000 votes of 5 and 1 vote of 4 (thus averaging somewhere around 4.99)? Would the first be ranked better than the second, or is there some correction applied to this situation?
You must consider the popularity of the competition as well. There's a lot of C# related articles on CodeProject. I'm going to unofficially call it "The Big Leagues." You find a lot of top authors there and a lot of the best articles, perhaps because that's where most articles and authors go. Web Dev is also a fierce competition.
Thanks for the answers Sean, and thanks for pointing out that my article was in the Database section, Pete! I hadn't even thought about looking there, but I guess it makes lots of sense since it was mostly about interpreting and extracting information from tabular data.
I have submitted my blog, How can I make my technical blogs are consumed? I have checked http://www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/BlogFeed.aspx[^]. There it is mentioned I need to place Code Project tag in category section. I am using Wordpress 4.4.2 as my CMS. Please help me. Thanks in advance.
So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.