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Author Topic:   New Feature: Message Rating System
New Cat's Eye
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Message 11 of 258 (526807)
09-29-2009 10:35 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Admin
09-29-2009 8:26 AM


Re: How good an idea is this?
I think there's gonna be a lot of 1's and 5's with very little 2-4's.

Another thing I've seen that might work good is just a thumbs up or thumbs down. A post starts at a "0" and then each thumbs up gives it a +1 and each thumbs down gives is -1. You can tell how much people like a post by how far positive or negetive it goes.

I don't think you should scrap the idea but I don't think a 1-5 rating system yields the best results.


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Message 178 of 258 (718285)
02-05-2014 11:24 PM
Reply to: Message 148 by Adminnemooseus
01-07-2014 10:29 PM


Re: Ideally, a (+) for a very good message, a (-) for a very bad message
I would have preferred to keep displaying the member rating number, but unfortunately it included the past (-) input even though the (-) was not a current option.

Right now, everyone's rating that I have seen has been at a 10.0.

It might as well not exist at all.

I've been advocating from way back, that the (+) option be in the hands of the members and the (-) option be only in the hands of the admins.

Get on it already. Or go back to what it was if you ain't ready.

This current thing is worthless. Do something.


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Message 183 of 258 (718533)
02-07-2014 11:07 AM
Reply to: Message 179 by Adminnemooseus
02-06-2014 4:31 PM


Re: Ideally, a (+) for a very good message, a (-) for a very bad message
I was under the vague impression that the member rating system would work somehow, even with only (+) votes. Such does not seem to be the case.

Then just change it back to what it was before. It at least worked somehow.

Oh, and I made an off-topic post here: Message 93

But I was asking about a specific board function so I don't think it should be a big deal.


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Message 224 of 258 (721715)
03-11-2014 2:13 PM
Reply to: Message 203 by Admin
02-17-2014 10:09 AM


Re: Message Ratings Now Working
Well now I'm not seeing anybody who isn't rated lower than a 4.0. So I don't think this calculation is working very well.

And Admin is rated at 1.0


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Message 227 of 258 (763447)
07-24-2015 8:49 PM


From Message 45

NoNukes writes:

But more importantly, how is your rating a Bo Derek, perfect 10 Larni? What's the algorithm at work here? I'm going to give you an upvote and see what happens.

Larni writes:

A perfect 10?
I've been a good boy with a good heart.

But in reality: I posted when my boy William was born (he's 12 weeks old, now) and (Just like Christmas during World War One) every one came together to bring him gifts of up votes and good wishes.

I'm not comparing William to Jesus: that's for other people to decide.

Yes, I remember now. Congrats again.

The message Larni is talking about is Message 1, which he posted on 04-29-2015, and he has 22 Cheers as of right now.

Larni's great, I don't mean to take away from that. But how is this Member Rating supposed to work?

He's still pegged at 10.0 three months later. How is it calculated?

ABE

Is it still this:

rating = (total votes) / (total messages with one or more votes)

from Message 203?

Edited by Cat Sci, : No reason given.


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 236 of 258 (765436)
07-29-2015 9:07 AM
Reply to: Message 234 by Admin
07-28-2015 6:17 PM


Sorry for causing a ruckus.

I don't really care about the Member Rating, I was just curious how you intended it to work.

What is it that it is rating? How "good" of a member you are? Or how much people like you? Or how good the content you post is?

The current system doesn't indicate to me that it actually rates the members in any meaningful way.

Do you want suggestions on changing the formula that calculates it?


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Message 243 of 258 (767939)
09-03-2015 7:24 PM
Reply to: Message 242 by Admin
09-03-2015 10:34 AM


but there were no bugs affecting Larni's rating and he did actually have a 10.0 rating. As you surmised, it was due to his first message in the It's a boy. thread back at the end of April. Votes have a 3 month horizon, so his rating has since declined.

I still don't like the equation. And not because of the length of the 10.0 rating.

It's that if I see a fairly aged message that I'd like to Cheer, and it doesn't have any Cheers yet, and the member's rating is above 1.0, then giving them that Cheer will actually lower their rating. 'Cause that would be one more rating to divide by and it'd only be providing one point.

If a person has no history, and one post get zero cheers, then another post gets two cheers, and then their third posts gets two cheers, their rating would be (2+2)/2 = 2.0

If I then go and cheer their first post, then their rating become (2+2+1)/3 = 1.7

I don't want to lower their rating, so that's a disincentive for me to use the system. That's not good functionality.

I'm sorry I don't have any constructive criticism at the time, but the equation does need to be improved if you want desired functionality.

That's still part of your ultimate goal, right?

You really do have the best forum software I've ever used on the net (that's a big reason that I've stayed here - you spoiled me). I'm assuming you may still be considering marketing it?


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