OT: How to calculate reputation scores?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Mike, May 22, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    A general question, not PERL releated:

    Many web sites have an article/message/user reputation based on the up or
    down votes the article/message/user receives. How is a reputation score
    calculated given only up and down votes? (The user is not presented with
    a 1 to 5 scale for scoring something.)

    Mike
    Mike, May 22, 2012
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  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On 2012-05-23, Adam Russell <> wrote:
    > On 5/22/12 12:54 PM, Mike wrote:
    >> A general question, not PERL releated:
    >>
    >> Many web sites have an article/message/user reputation based on the up or
    >> down votes the article/message/user receives. How is a reputation score
    >> calculated given only up and down votes? (The user is not presented with
    >> a 1 to 5 scale for scoring something.)

    > Generally it is just a net score. The score is just incremented and
    > decremented
    > as each positive/negative vote is submitted. Some sites such as
    > www.perlmonks.org (let's try to get this back On Topic! :) ) use a
    > more elaborate algorithm though.
    > http://www.perlmonks.net/?node=Voting/Experience System explains
    > how perlmonks "Experience Points" are calculated.
    > So, there really is no one way and you may want to build something sort
    > of fun like perlmonks XP to help build a certain "community".
    >


    Thank you. I had looked at Perl Monks and not found this article.

    Mike
    Mike, May 25, 2012
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