in reply to History now influences voting

I mostly agree with the spirit here. I disagree or have some questions with the details.

update (post-preview/pre-commit) just read planetscape's Re: History now influences voting and your response, so much is asuaged, but thought I'd leave in my original comments.

I humbly seek wisdom.

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Re^2: History now influences voting (time, sections)
by tye (Sage) on Nov 19, 2007 at 19:22 UTC

    Even RAT and Newest Nodes don't special-case how long they show things based on the section that they are in. It seems unlikely to me that someone would find nodes in one section after 2 weeks via RAT / NN.

    So I agree that people may not "get to" some sections as frequently as others, but I don't think that tendency has much impact on a time limit that is as long as two weeks.

    - tye        

      Ah, I am sorry; I didn't mean that RAT special cased it's presentation of nodes. I meant that as a user interaction side-effect of RAT putting OBFUs and CUFP at the bottom that users (well, at least this one) would be slower getting to those nodes than PMD or SOPW, which RAT puts at the top.

      You're probably right about two weeks being long enough regardless, but my impression is that popular nodes I've written in SOPW get their reputation quickly and then are forgotten, whereas my japhs get reputation trickling in over time. I expect that your change will be fine (as I said, I agree with the spirit of the change), but request that this aspect be considered as you get empirical data post-impementation.

      I humbly seek wisdom.
Re^2: History now influences voting
by Bod (Vicar) on Nov 29, 2020 at 23:23 UTC

    Later when they've mellowed and learned not to be so excited about XP, then you could punish them

    Punish the young monk for not showing enthusiasm...surely not 😉