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My Value is Going Down

Posted on: February 15, 2008 2:41 pm
 

Some users have been noticing that their "Value" (that's the third component of your reputation, along with Connections, Participations and Skills) has been going down of late, despite them getting mostly good ratings.  The "Value" component is basically a reflection of how people rate your contributions.  The more and higher ratings you get the higher your value.

For the purposes of this process, only the contributions and reviews submitted in the last 90 days count.  So if someone gives you 5 stars today for a post that you submitted 89 days ago, this rating will only help you for two days.  In two days the message would be expired and so will be all the reviews on it.  The message can still be accessed on the site (we keep them for around 135 days) but the ratings won't count.  The reason for this is to take into account users that change their behavior either for good or bad.

The Value component, like all reputation elements are just a ranked list of users.  So your value is relative to other users.  If other users do better and you stay the same, your value will go down.  This is exactly why some users, despite no apparent change on their behavior or how their posts are rated, are seing their value go down.  We made a change last month, as described here www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs/entry/
5816134/6081805
 that essentially removed the penalty of users getting low ratings.  So all those users that had many negative ratings under the old system suddenly don't have them anymore, and now their value is higher and they leapfrogged others who managed to stay away from those low ratings.

So for instance, say that two users, call them X and Y have the following ratings:

  • X: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Y: 5, 4, 3

Under the old system, X would have a value around 50 while Y's would be around 75.  Under the new system, X would be at around 75 and Y at 60.  Why?  Consider also two other users W and Z:

  • Z: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5
  • W: 1, 1

Under both systems Z would have a perfect score (99) while W would get around 10 both times.   So what this has done is really mix up users in the 35-75 range. 

So what can you do about it?  Participating in highly trafficked threads (like those at the bottom of stories linked from our home page) is one of the best ways.  Posting too much on fast moving, little content threads (like those official game threads), can backfire.  The more ratings you get from the wider diversity of people the better.  A lot of ratings from the same clique doesn't work as well as the same ratings from a lot of different users. 

And don't worry too much about it.  As I always say, the people at the top of the reputation scale are often the ones that care the least about it.  They just produce good content that others enjoy.

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Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2009 8:23 am
 

My Value is Going Down

The bottom line in here folks is if your on this CBS board to be a "popular diva" your going to have to butter up all the fans you converse with.
Yea that means saying what the majority of the other fans wish to hear. Now that does go against what I consider a real fan should do.

So its your choice, Be a fan or be a Diva.

Those that know Quest already understand what matters to me.
"Say what you mean and mean what you say."
Ratings are "over rated"  be a fan Charlie!
Divas just seem to wishy washy.



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 5:05 pm
 

My Value is Going Down

the new 'system' rewards someone who has three total posts for the month as "featured member."  nice work.



Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2008 7:51 pm
 

My Value is Going Down

LOL, this new rating system is pretty sad. Ill say this my other profile here is a top 100, the one I never use yet the one that I post with normally the value is at 48. I guess well have to stop using the message boards to be considered the quote, unquote TOP users! 


JudgementDay
Since: Jun 23, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2008 8:46 pm
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Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2008 8:38 pm
 

My Value is Going Down

My value tanked too.  I mysteriously had a top 1K rating for a number of hours, then it disappeared and my value crashed.  I've never particularly cared about it anyway, but I do find it interesting to know a bit more about how the system works.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 11, 2008 1:23 pm
 

My Value is Going Down

As I always say, the people at the top of the reputation scale are often the ones that care the least about it. Completely agree. My value rating has plummeted under the new system, so what.


FiddleChips
Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2008 8:34 pm
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Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2008 8:27 pm
 

My Value is Going Down

Both posts are excellent FiddleChips. The CBS system is obviously flawed. I must question whether they even care. There's been no response from Tony to the questions posed in this blog. No matter what trivial trashy tripe is posted by admins_wife they receive multiple 5 ratings from the same people.  And, they are short garbage posts and I didn't see any related to sports.  In the last 90 days I've only posted 157 messages and all of those since 1/4/2008. I've received 253 reviews. How can my value go down from 44 in January to 28 now? It doesn't make any sense. Its a messed up system. There is one CBS poster that I have seen making helpful posts, Coleridge. I doubt CBS will do anything at all.


FiddleChips
Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2008 4:54 pm
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FiddleChips
Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2008 10:25 am
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