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"Recent Reception" score experiment. (Maybe we SHOULD stop posting?)

I never even noticed I HAD a "recent reception" score until someone made a thread about it a month or so ago. So, I started watching, wondering what made it go up or down. What I noticed was my score improved the less I participated, or so it seemed. So, this morning I played with it a bit.
Got up, got coffee, turned on the PC. First score check - 13.84
Read 5 stories without commenting - score 13.84
1 comment - no change
2nd comment and upvoted the article - no change
Posted article - score IMMEDIATELY dropped to 13.81.
Checked, no votes up or down on any comments, no votes or comments on article I posted.
Left site, surfed for 15 minutes, checked back.
My post was the 9th most viewed at the moment, there were no votes or comments on the article, nor on one of my comments. The other comment had 1 upvote and 1 reply.
My score was 13.81.
So experiment one indicates that my "recent reception" is hurt by posting a thread, but not affected by the views of that thread nor by my upvotes that I give or receive, nor by comments. Seriously, the only thing I have found that consistently raises my score is not posting here....? Anybody else noticing anything similar?



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While I view the score with

While I view the score with curiosity, I dont really focus on it much.

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... The Clintons. Submitted by dasohio on Thu, 10/11/2013

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These Scores are like Golf.

Don't be discouraged fishy, if you work on the fundamentals and practice frequently, you may someday have a score similar to my 4.13.

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"Golf. A good walk, spoiled." - Attributed to Mark Twain & likely to be truer than coincidence.

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Recently I posted about a book titled:

What you think of me is none of my business

We have plenty of opportunities to practice that idea in real live. Here is a perfect application, on the DP.

The Recent Reception Score. It is an arbitrary number. I don't have a clear idea how it is calculated. Jon programmed it, but I'm not sure that even he knows what is going on with it. He's experimenting with trying to create a kind of 'score' based on reception. It is not like "recent reception" is a product, that you can buy off the shelf with a box of cereal, at the grocery store.

Because it is an experiment, he tweaks it from time to time. So in the end, it is just an arbitrary number. It has meaning in that it was calculated from an algorithm, but it really has no relationship to you.

BTW, from what I know, it is calculated based on a rolling time lag. So anything you do in a single day will not affect that day's score.

And this just goes to show that assumptions are as important as any data you're looking at. If you have the wrong assumptions (e.g. posting a story lowers my score), you will come up with wrong conclusions.

But back to my point. The 'recent reception score' is a visible indication of "what other people think" about you. If you are going to remain yourself, there's really nothing you can do to control it. Therefore, why worry about it?

He's the man.

Agreed - who cares what other people think of you.

I couldn't care less. But why do you have it on the site?

Its a math thing

I don't care what the number is, I was curious how it is determined. If Jon tweaks it, I am probably trying to pin down a moving target anyway. It really did not matter to me, other than as a curious person, I wondered what factors it took into account.

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Lol! Is someone mad at you?

I just noticed several of your recent uncontroversial comments are down voted. Usually you always have up votes.

Yeah - "recent reception"

and up and down votes - some kind of twisted social device. I liked the site better before them.

You're right, fishy.

Not that it matters but, I noticed I had a score of over 120. I was shocked. Then I posted this http://www.dailypaul.com/276928/deficits-matter-especially-t... and in no time my score went down to around 62. LMAO!

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agree - I'm not able to figure it out

One of my posts was the 2nd highest down voted ever (Reince telling media all are on board at the RNC) which didn't seem to have much of an impact - but normal, typical posts bring it down?

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lol bah

Theres an upvote for your worrying for no reason.

hmnn...

I didn't know there was such a thing either till now. Mine says recent reception 28.07? Lmao, can I cash that out in silver plz? Thanks for the heads-up.

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i don't understand how the

i don't understand how the reception score is rated

lawrence

i concur.

i have watched my score drop over 10 points in a day. i figure other users must actually log off as a direct result of me logging on.

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Fishy - this is not like you at all

what is up with you. You are a solid contributor here - I really like reading your stuff.

Come on - don't get caught up in this. It is taking time and energy away from what matters.

Rand now has proof the president and the AG think they can kill whoever they want wherever they want. That should be the focus.

I upvoted you anyways just to help your score - which is much better than mine - so cheer up!!!!!

Speak from the heart and your rating will always be pure, even if not numerically represented.

Just to clarify

I still do not care what my score is, I just was curious what made it go up and down.

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I noticed the "score" a while

ago and thought it was kinda dumb and just another thing to make a person feel bad within an internet community. Similar to the "friends" and "likes" totals on facebook. It seems you just don't measure up as a human being if you don't have high scores in those areas (one reasonn I closed my facebook account...so happy about that).

I rarely even read the comments after I post an article or post a comment on DP because I don't enjoy being ridiculed or mocked. I hate confrontations and find that people ratchet up their mean-o-meter online because they can hide behind a username.

I post to hopefully help others. I don't want to know what people think of me or how they recieve me - it isn't a pleasant way to live.

But I don't own the site and the owner can do as he pleases. Thankfully I can choose what/when/how to participate.

Win-Win.

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Sounds like it is averaging

Sounds like it is averaging it out. Say you posted 10 articles with 10 up-votes. and you had a score of 1.0 you post another article with no up-votes and it drops to .9 because it's adding a new article to the average. Before article: 100+100+100=300/3=100=Average; after new article: 100+100+100+0=300/4=75=Average

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I think you've got it.

I would have thought views and comments would be scored as positive reception, but I suppose I was thinking of "positive" as generating hits, they mean it as "people liked the post."
Thanks to dasohio for playing along, and to everyone for indulging my curiosity. Back to ignoring my score, now. ;)

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It only takes into account

It only takes into account others upvoting or downvoting your comments. Posting lowers your average at first, but, in your case, if you got 14 upvotes, your score would go up.

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I think it moves solely with

I think it moves solely with your threads, not comments.

But what do I know?

I've only ever posted one

I've only ever posted one actual thread, I just comment, and mine goes up and down all the time.

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... The Clintons. Submitted by dasohio on Thu, 10/11/2013

Dear Dashino
cc: FishyCluture
& DailiyPaul Inn

The Clintons: A horror story. Murder. Sex. Video Tape. Posted just in time to prep for the horrors of Halloween. As told by the replies to your innocent post, the grim fairy tales, "The Clintons". was too horrific to be included in the collection, "Grimm's Fairy Tales" by "The Brothers Grimm."

Though the story told by replies to your post were shocking, you received no injury nor Purple Heart. You were fortunate.

Though I do write about adventure, I did nothing to disturb this sordid affair. Please don't shoot the messenger.

Respectfully yours,

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Can you tell what moves it?

I am curious about what moves it up and down.
Not enough real news today, maybe, but I woke up curious about THIS today.

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downvote all my posts in this

downvote all my posts in this thread, and then in a minute we'll upvote and see what happens

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went down to 3.09, downvoting

went down to 3.09, downvoting myself didn't move it, but once you did it went down.

edit: back to 3.11 now

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mine dropped .1

I think it does average posts and upvotes, which means every time I post it drops, and only the upvotes of others counts, not comments? Sound about right from what you see?

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I think that is correct

I think that is correct

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OK, done.

Check you score, and I'll upvote as soon as I see you do.
Thanks for playing along!

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