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Points or Posts


Points or Posts

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Do you want posts in the forums or points?

62.5% - 10 votes Post count only
62.5% 10 votes
6.25% - 1 vote Point count is fine
6.25% 1 vote
18.75% - 3 votes Both (will take time)
18.75% 3 votes
12.5% - 2 votes Don't care
12.5% 2 votes
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Steve Jones
Steve Jones
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Group: Administrators
Points: 36441 Visits: 18764
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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GilaMonster
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Group: General Forum Members
Points: 47447 Visits: 44405
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. Wink


Gail Shaw
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Ninja's_RGR'us
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Group: General Forum Members
Points: 20943 Visits: 9671
Ya forums posts is the best for the forums. Both would be nice, but I would put this much lower on my list.
GilaMonster
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Group: General Forum Members
Points: 47447 Visits: 44405
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, MVP, M.Sc (Comp Sci)
SQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverability

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Tim Mitchell
Tim Mitchell
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Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1144 Visits: 2920
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, Microsoft Data Platform MVP
Data Warehouse and ETL Consultant
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Ninja's_RGR'us
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Group: General Forum Members
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... and that still leaves you about 11 000 points shy of either me or Steve Hehe.
Steve Jones
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Group: Administrators
Points: 36441 Visits: 18764
We're still debating this. We'll explain it more on the pages, and figure out if posts should be in the forums.

Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwest
Forum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
My Blog: www.voiceofthedba.com
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