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Do you want posts in the forums or points?
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Post count only
 
62.5%
10
Point count is fine
 
6.25%
1
Both (will take time)
 
18.75%
3
Don't care
 
12.5%
2
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Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:03 AM


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It's an interesting idea to have points on the site for users. On the front page, your 30 day totals can get you ranked highly, something not possible with the overall totals if you're new to the site. Right now the formula is

Points = # posts + (QOD correct answers * QOD points)

Some people have complained they like to see posts only. The front page point box has the "show more" link which will show you your breakdown.

We may add points to other sections later, but for now the question is do you want to see "Posts" in the forums?

I've blogged about this a bit so you have more detail.







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Post #403557
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:17 AM


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In the forums, posts only. Generally, but not always, high post count shows someone who spends time answering questions, hence contributing to the site.

It's not difficult to get the QotD score high, if you always answer the question of yesterday. ;)



Gail Shaw
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008, MVP
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Post #403570
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:28 AM


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Ya forums posts is the best for the forums. Both would be nice, but I would put this much lower on my list.
Post #403581
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:53 PM


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Make the points visible somewhere else (front page) and change the formula so that contributing scripts or articles also counts (probably more than qotd answers and forum posts)


Gail Shaw
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008, MVP
SQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverability

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Post #403711
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:25 PM


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I still think overall points are fine. Even if a person does as Gail suggests and answers the QOD the next day after then answer is published, and assuming that every questions is worth 2 points (which they all aren't), that's about 250 weekdays per year * 2 points per question = 500 points. That's a lot of work to try to beat the system, with a disproportionately small return.



Tim Mitchell, SQL Server MVP
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Posted Friday, September 28, 2007 4:38 AM


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... and that still leaves you about 11 000 points shy of either me or Steve .
Post #403961
Posted Friday, September 28, 2007 10:53 AM


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We're still debating this. We'll explain it more on the pages, and figure out if posts should be in the forums.







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