posted by Almafeta on Fri 25th Jan 2008 15:37
Conversations When I went to check for new stories this morning, my average comment rating had jumped about 1.5 points.

What could have caused so crazy a jump to happen? I haven't had anything modded up to +128 lately, so has there been a change in the way those values are calculated?
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Moderation change?
by fretinator on Fri 25th Jan 2008 15:48 UTC
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2005-07-06

I remember reading that they were going to start dis-allowing people to moderate threads that they were commenting on.

Perhaps this was made retroactive?

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RE: Moderation change?
by Adam S on Fri 25th Jan 2008 16:38 in reply to "Moderation change?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

No, not retroactive. Going forward, you can't mod comments on a story to which you've attached a comment. That's it.

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Yes.
by Adam S on Fri 25th Jan 2008 16:18 UTC
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Member since:
2005-04-01

I noticed a bug the other day with the "moving average" function. A user with a really high trust level had a negative rating, which made no sense. The "moving average" is calculated with an algorithmic formula, just like trust, and I'll gladly share it.

It now takes your last 27 comments, and provided there are at least 10, it drops the lowest score. If there are at least 20 comments, it drops the lowest 2 scores. Then it averages the remaining scores.

There was a bug into the previous iteration, which curved most scores downward. This rating is now accurate. Feel free to review your own comments and test it yourself.

FYI: This formula might be changed again at some point, particularly if we allow moderation of conversation comments, but neither this number nor the formula is a secret.

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RE: Yes.
by SReilly on Sat 26th Jan 2008 19:19 in reply to "Yes."
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2006-12-28

Wow, my moving average just dropped to a uniform three. Pretty cool although not what I was expecting.

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