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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 02:30 AM
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Quick question, didn't know where else to discover this. Label me the dumba$$ if you want. What does the K and W stand for next to my posts. Obviously, I know what the S,F,and P means. Be gentle.


*shys away to corner*




posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 02:35 AM
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Karma
Way Above Top Secret index or whatnot



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 02:35 AM
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Here's a thread about it:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

With a few explenations, although I have to say I like harrytuttle's reply.



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 02:44 AM
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Thanks to you both



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 02:49 AM
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Here's an in-depth explanation from site owner SkepticOverlord:


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



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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In depth explanation of the formulas used to make up K & W is here: www.abovetopsecret.com...



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