"Recent Reception" score experiment. (Maybe we SHOULD stop posting?)Submitted by fishyculture on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 09:29
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?