reply to post by Topato
W stands for WATS index, and is basically your 'level'. It gets higher as you earn more flags and stars. You can see the same number in your profile
section. Up to 1.5, I think it is, it's shown to the nearest hundreth, however, once you go past 1.5, it just rounds to the nearest whole number.
K stands for karma, and starts off at 20. I don't know the exact formula, but it's basically the amount of stars and flags you've had, relative to the
amount of posts you've made. So, the higher your star/flag count, in comparison to your post count, the higher your karma. As a very rough guide, 1.5
stars per post=20 karma, and flags are worth a bit less. 20 is the mid-point, as I say. Some older members have very low karma, as stars weren't
around back in the "good old days", before rif-raf like myself was around.
They're both aimed at rewarding posters, I suppose. However, you'll often see short, knee-jerk comments, with seemingly very little thought behind
them, are the ones that get the most stars, and often people will try and milk a subject for flags and stars, so it isn't always the case that a
higher W or K indicates anything particularly positive about the poster.
Hope that makes sense, anyway- I'm very tired, and not the best at explaining things clearly, even when I'm 100%
Oh, and as for S, that stands for stars, as the poster above me stated.
Vjr, F does stand for flags, but you can only get flags when you author a new thread, which I see you've yet to do!
edit on 19-2-2011 by
ScepticalBeliever because: (no reason given)