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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:28 AM
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can anyone tell me what the "w" and "k" stand for underneath the posts, flags, and stars?




posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:30 AM
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reply to post by raiders247
 


I been wondering the same thing!! S&F for asking! Maybe I can finally find out!



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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W stands for WATS index (way above top secret). It is essentially your 'level', and goes up gradually, as you earn more stars and flags. Up until 1.5, it is measured to the nearest hundreth, but when you reach 1.5, it is simply rounded to the nearest whole number. There is a list of the users with the highest WATS here www.abovetopsecret.com...

K stands for karma, and is basically a ratio of flags+stars per post. However, instead of 1 being the base point, it is 20. 20 karma, or the mid point, is somewhere around 1.25stars average, per post, with flags being worth a bit less. It is supposed to measure purely the quality of what you post, as opposed to the quantity.

So, if you had person A, who'd made only 10 posts, but had received 100 stars, he'd have a fairly low W (



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 03:02 AM
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reply to post by ScepticalBeliever
 


Perfect explanation, thank you!



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 03:41 AM
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PLEASE try the search function before asking this question, if only I had a dollar for every time this question has been asked.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 03:45 AM
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reply to post by WhizPhiz
 


Sorry bro, I tried but nothing came up.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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reply to post by WhizPhiz
 


Asking questions is what the Freshman's forum is for.
Thanks to ScepticalBeliever for a good job explaining.





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