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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 8:36
mvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 8:36 
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Sean Ewington23-Mar-10 2:38
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Sandeep Mewara23-Mar-10 2:43
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John Simmons / outlaw programmer23-Mar-10 2:54
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Sandeep Mewara23-Mar-10 5:19
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Chris Maunder23-Mar-10 5:43
adminChris Maunder23-Mar-10 5:43 
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Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 5:23
mvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 5:23 
GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder23-Mar-10 5:49
adminChris Maunder23-Mar-10 5:49 
Luc,

Thanks for the comments.

Firstly, I'm sorry if awarding and recording reputation points now makes you feel that you no longer wish to write articles. My goal with reputation was to award those who were starting to motivate them, and to recognise those who are established to show they are true experts in the eyes of the commnunity. The reputation system was never meant to be the reason for someone posting an article: Authors should still post based on their desire to share and educate, not to simply gain a badge.

Also, the reputation system is based on small rewards from lots of users.. You wrote "I can churn out ten messages in programming forums in a matter of minutes, and collect over 100 points on them. It takes a couple of days to provide a decent article. The balance is screwed". It is correct in terms of the time taken vs rep points, but the system works over time, not instantly.

You post 100 messages and you get 100 points. Your messages are voted, maybe, and you may get more points, or if you post 100 peices of rubbish then your 100 points erodes. You post a single article and then from then on each time a member reads and up-votes your article you get points. Your article will be read and voted on way, way more than a message and so will, over time, get far more than it's initial 100 points.

This is why upvoting an article is worth far more than upvoting a message: we've designed it so that someone who posts 10 crap articles will never stand a chance of getting the points of someone who posts 10 gems. The motivation for this? It was too easy to achieve gold and platinum.


Other Points:

1,2: I have been away and so have not had enough time to review what happened. I'm jumping in here halfway through (and have not yet followed up with Sean) but my feeling is this is a usability issue our end. We will improve this

3 - no enough approvers. We've had the opposite complaint: too many approvers so that the only articles an approver sees are the poor ones. We then limited it so that poor articles, after sufficient "poor" votes, drop off the list.

4 - way too severe:. You are correct. It was too easy to get Silver before, so we chose gold. The rejigging of the system means Silver is now more appropriate. I will adjust
cheers,
Chris Maunder

The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 7:06
mvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 7:06 
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Hans Dietrich23-Mar-10 22:09
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Luc Pattyn24-Mar-10 3:05
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DaveyM6923-Mar-10 11:49
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Luc Pattyn24-Mar-10 2:55
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Chris Maunder24-Mar-10 5:34
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Hans Dietrich24-Mar-10 11:08
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Chris Maunder24-Mar-10 19:26
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Hans Dietrich24-Mar-10 21:11
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Chris Maunder26-Mar-10 8:52
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Hans Dietrich26-Mar-10 9:14
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Sean Ewington26-Mar-10 9:22
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Hans Dietrich26-Mar-10 9:43
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Chris Maunder26-Mar-10 9:52
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Chris Maunder26-Mar-10 9:41
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Hans Dietrich26-Mar-10 10:02
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Luc Pattyn26-Mar-10 11:00
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