posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 03:12 PM
The bottom line here is that no one agrees with the OP. For a variety of reasons prople do not want a single number judgment system. Some don't like
the very idea. Some have shown that the information is already available. The W and K scores are essentially what you are asking for and we've
explained to you how these are put together. All those things you want included are, in one way or another, reflected already in these scores. W, for
example, includes posts, stars, flags, points (both positive and negative), applause, and threads.
And OP is being rather vague. Although you have listed some additional data elements you think might be included, you've done nothing to synthesize
them into a formula of your own. You seem to be wanting other people to do the heavy lifting here and figure out a new formula so you can partake of
it at your leisure. The onus appears to still be on them to make this single-number system statistically valid.
You haven't really made your case. I'd be much more impressed if you came to us with an exact formula and explained exactly why each data element was
important and how it affected the score as a whole and precisely why your formula was better than what we already have. I would expect your argument
to be staistically valid, too, just like a credit score. You haven't even shown that a single-number scoring system would improve things, much less
what would it would be made up of. You have no proof of concept. It's more of a philosophical stance.
And this kind of stuff costs money. Programmer time is not inexpensive. Further, tracking variable that now may not be tracked means fundamentally
changing the way the ATS forum software works. Your asking them to restructure the database AND write more code to track the changes you want. Would
you like to pay for this?
P.S. And what's with this puzzlement on page 3 over Karma and Wats when it's been thoroughly explained on page 2?
. Is there something you don't get here that needs further
edit on 7/13/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)