how to calculate reputation

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 02:26:01 CEST 2013


On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> It's very easy to come up with lousy algorithms for calculating
> reputation, much harder to come up with good algorithms.

Yes. Reminder: Don't just average your users' ratings. http://xkcd.com/937/

In fact, mere upvotes and downvotes mightn't be that useful regardless
of algorithm, depending on what you're doing.

ChrisA



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