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Re: More useful "best" and "worst" nodes display

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on May 11, 2004 at 20:14 UTC ( #352575=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to More useful "best" and "worst" nodes display

If one were to weigh either of those numbers against the actual reputation of a given node, the resultant number would be much more indicative of the value of said node.

Unfortunately, there's no time limit to when someone can vote on a node. Which $NORM do you use?

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Re: Re: More useful "best" and "worst" nodes display
by Ven'Tatsu (Deacon) on May 11, 2004 at 21:16 UTC
    I would think that most nodes get the majority of their votes in the first day to a maybe a week after they are posted when they are on the Newest Nodes or the Front Page. After they roll off those the chance of getting a vote is a lot less.
    If you base it off the $NORM for that day or week (possibly weighted more towards the day it was posted) you should account the bulk of the voting to be done on that node.
    If a node continues to get votes after this time it makes sense to rank it higher (or lower for down votes), since that would indicate (to me at least) a strong staying power or usefulness of that node.
Re: Re: More useful "best" and "worst" nodes display
by eXile (Priest) on May 11, 2004 at 21:47 UTC
    The $NORM for the day the vote was cast seems a good value. While this will involve quite a lot of calculations, something like:
    my $weighted_norm = 0; foreach (@days) { $weighted_norm += $norm_of_the_day * $amount_of_votes_on_this_day / $ +total_amount_of_votes ; }
    could calculate the weighted norm. I'm afraid this will be too big a burden (CPU-time) to implement.

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