posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by carlitomoore
Most mysterious, this. To be honest I don't feel too good about having yet another set of numbers that apparently are supposed to indicate our value
in some way, but once we know what this Karma number actually represents maybe I'll feel better about it.
However, to stay on the positive side of things, looks to me that there is a strong correlation between the rate of posting new threads (and the
related flags) and the time frame in which they're posted. Airspoon had 459 threads when I checked a few minutes ago, and he's only been a member for
about 9 months. Creating all those new threads... that's a huge amount of energy he's put into here -- and hence given to us
-- in that
relatively short time.
I'm more a "reply" person that a thread creator. Perhaps the ATS ptb value thread creation more than replies in the karma formula. That's fair enough,
when you think about it, because the formula used to calculate our "W" (WATS) score is Flagsx5xStars/1,000,000. It just gives an overall indication of
how members see us via their awards of stars and flags, but as we can garner stars for posts in threads we didn't author then it's a different
reflection of our constibution than the Karma figure might be... If I'm anywhere near right in my assumptions, that is.
Pity we don't get a number for the actual amount we've written ourselves in posts. Mine would be massive as my posts often wind rather ....errrm...
okay, pretty long.
I must be pushing around 200,000 words by now. At least.
Oh, to answer Carlitomore's last point, the new "W" number is just a more accurate reflection of that formula. As it happens, mine has also been
"reduced" from 1 downwards. I guess the new programming allows the figure to be displayed with greater accuracy. I did the math on your flags/stars
and yep, it's just a tad over 0.71. So you've not really lost anything.
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