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Mouse-over tool tips for letters in mini profile

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:00 AM
I suggest there be mouse over tool tips explaining the function of each letter. This would lead to less confusion and result in less threads being made asking what each letter stands for. This could be done for each letter, or perhaps a small question mark which brings forth a tool tip showing what each letter represents as well as a brief explanation of each term.

For example, hovering over the small "?" mark will being up the following tool tip:

P = Posts. Total number of posts made by user.

F = Flags. Total number of flags user has accumulated. You need to create threads in order to acquire flags. Flags are given when a member feels a thread is worthy of being highlighted.

S = Stars. Total number of stars user has accumulated. Stars are given when a reply is judged as a high-quality or clever post.

W = ...

K = ...

posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:41 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost

W= Way Above Top Secret points

and I think K=Threads started, but I could be wrong on that one...

posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:45 AM
The W stands for WATS rating.

The K stands for Karma rating.

It's not real complicated.

Karma is influenced most by a stars-to-post ratio, with a minor influence from flags.

WATS is influenced most by a flag-to-post ratio, with a minor influence from stars and post-count.

Long term members with a high number of well-flagged threads will achieve a high WATS number -- or -- mid-term members with highly-flagged threads will also receive a high WATS number. It reflects a ranking of those who start quality threads (mostly).

Short term members who create replies that earn stars may achieve a high KARMA number -- or -- those long term members who focus more on adding to existing threads and are starred as a result, will also achieve a high KARMA number. It reflects a ranking of those who add quality to existing threads.

Sure, there may be short-lived abuses to stars and flags, but the intent of the system is to aid in painting a larger picture of ATS content. While, on occasion, some individual posts or threads may receive more flags or stars than deserved, on the whole I believe the system works as intended as a means to showcase important topics and hard-working members.
Post from Skepticoverlord, site owner.

Hope that helps.

Active members with the top 50 WATS rating are also listed here: Way Above Top Secret - Top 50 members.

Oh and OP, that's a very good idea in my opinion.
edit on 30-4-2012 by Rising Against because: Added full quote.

posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 04:08 PM
would it even be worth coding that in for such a trivial thing

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