Rep is very random...

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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:51 pm

I would like to share an aware of some people here and it include myself.

To improve the participation, we have earned the right to play with the reputation, and we have used it as hobby to earn points for helping someone else.

But, I'm watching everyday more people with huge amount of Rep and never posted any single topic, any tutorial and ahead.

Like this guy: http://www.scirra.com/users/kemosabe with 10k of Rep and 0 posts, 0 games, 0 tutorials..

So, We could ask, why it's happening? This guy, who never posted, never contributed, can have the access to edit tutorials and other guys, who is frequently participating here can't, for example (I don't know if it's still valid, because I can't, lol).

Any update is programmed to repair the rep system?TELLES08082013-04-04 23:28:40
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Post » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:15 pm

Wow, that is a lot of rep for someone who appears to have barely interacted with the site at all - and was apparently only active for less than a month two years ago. Seems like a bug. @Tom?
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Post » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:24 am

Well , I think it's a glitch with the site , Mina and Tokinsom got this glitch too , now they are at the top of the list ...
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Post » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:17 am

Yeah, if you look at the people on the front page, 10 out of 25 are bogus, and 3 of the top 5. I didn't even bother to check page 2 (nope, I took a quick peek, and number 26 is bogus, too). Poor Rory, SoldjahBoy, Yann, etc.!

We've actually talked about it before on the forums, and there was at least one major site glitch that gave people a badge every time they refreshed a page, and there are clearly a few other instances of the bizarre at work. I imagine cleaning this up is one of those things the dev team has on their well-padded to-do list. =P

1. Ashley
2. RockmanZero (156 Dedicated badges, aka 13 years on a 15-month account)
3. Kyatric
4. Inf3rnal (89 Dedicated badges on a 16-month account)
5. Mina (286 Devotee badges on an 18-month account)
6. Tom
7. Velojet
8. newt
9. squiddster
10. Jailson (190 Devotee badges in an 18-month account)
11. Tokimsom (156 Devotee badges on a 3-year account)
12. Monchild (99 Dedicated badges on a 16-mo acct)
13. Arima
14. Zetar (172 Devotee badges in a 40-mo acct)
15. gammabeam
16. SocialLie
17. lucid
18. Weishaupt
19. deadeye
20. kemosabe (total fraud? posted once, visited site once, 10.6K rep w/ no apparent reason)
21. Bigheti (technically possible but weird)
22. rexrainbow
23. Mipey
24. marcog (176 Devotee badges on a 13-month account)
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Post » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:05 pm

I think I'm going to tackle this next. The new tutorials section is basically complete, so I'll be working on rep this week.
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Post » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:13 pm

@Tom
Good on you. I'm looking forward to being moved up the list - just behind you ;)
PS Thanks for all your work on the Tutorial section - HUGE improvements!

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And thanks to you for taking the time to do such a thorough and highly helpful analysis of reps - hopefully, Tom's revision will result in your making the Top 25!Velojet2013-04-08 22:17:10
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Post » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:54 am

I'm glad it was informative, @Velojet. As for my place on the chart, I'm cool working my up, and there are a lot of legendarily valuable community members well ahead of me I won't/shouldn't be catching any time soon. =P
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Post » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:12 pm

You can see current progress of new rep system here:

https://www.scirra.com/test.aspx

Rep amounts are test values for now.
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Post » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:36 pm

Rep: 1977 lollllll

I'm curious about how it will work, anyway, nice job @Tom, thank you a lot!
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Post » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:16 pm

@Tom,

Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look! I understand the categories and values are just placeholders, but it's still cool to see even in a preliminary fashion which behaviors and effects are considered for rep.

It would really skew things toward a few people in particular, but I wonder if it's possible to capture some of the extra value users like @Yann and @R0J0hound provide (just to pick two). It might not, and they already have a ton of rep from just posting, but really, when I make a post, let's say most of the time it has a value to the community of 1, and occasionally a 2 or 3, and the odd 4 or 5, on a scale of 1-5. I'd say at least half the time either of them post, they're hitting 4s and 5s, and their lesser posts are 2s and 3s.

It's going to be impossible to truly quantify a user's actual, "real-life" reputation on the site, and the rep system would probably break if we could upvote forum posts, because every time Yann or R0J0hound plops off a page-long string of events with an accompanying capx, 300 users are all going to click with reckless abandon.

I wouldn't have any idea how to express in Rep the intangible value a friendly, welcoming, but technically non-savvy user brings, who nonetheless makes the site a desirable hangout for other users and who elevates the reputation of the Scirra/Construct brand.

Hm, what if you could "favorite" users in general, separately from tutorials? Sure, it would blow up Kyatric/Yann/R0J0/etc., but it would stabilize quickly thereafter and maybe capture some of those intangibles.
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