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# how to calculate reputation

Surya Kasturi
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 07-02-2013
Hi all, this seems to be quite stupid question but I am "confused"..
We set the initial value to 0, +1 for up-vote and -1 for down-vote! nice.

I have a list of bool values True, False (True for up vote, False for
down-vote).. submitted by users.

[True, False, False, True....]

Now to calculate the total reputation

should I take True = +1, False=0 [or] True = +1, False=-1 ?? for adding
all.

it?

Thanks

Tobiah
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 07-02-2013
On 07/02/2013 02:43 PM, Surya Kasturi wrote:
> Hi all, this seems to be quite stupid question but I am "confused"..
> We set the initial value to 0, +1 for up-vote and -1 for down-vote! nice.
>
> I have a list of bool values True, False (True for up vote, False for down-vote).. submitted by users.
>
> [True, False, False, True....]
>
> Now to calculate the total reputation
>
> should I take True = +1, False=0 [or] True = +1, False=-1 ?? for adding all.
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>

reputation += 2 * vote - 1

Tobiah

Surya Kasturi
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 07-02-2013
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Tobiah <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On 07/02/2013 02:43 PM, Surya Kasturi wrote:
>
>> Hi all, this seems to be quite stupid question but I am "confused"..
>> We set the initial value to 0, +1 for up-vote and -1 for down-vote! nice.
>>
>> I have a list of bool values True, False (True for up vote, False for
>> down-vote).. submitted by users.
>>
>> [True, False, False, True....]
>>
>> Now to calculate the total reputation
>>
>> should I take True = +1, False=0 [or] True = +1, False=-1 ?? for adding
>> all.
>>
>> it?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
> reputation += 2 * vote - 1
>
>
> Tobiah
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I think I didnt explain it clearly.. let me make it clear..

1. The database we are using is having BooleanField for it!! so, cant do
anything
2. I am not looking for sorting algorithms .. just simple math It sounds
crazy but let me describe my confusion

lets have 3 users with

[null, null, null]
reputation = 0

[T, - - ]
rept = 1

[T T T]
rept = 3

[T T F]
rept = 1 (its jumping from 3 to 1 -->but generally, we observe only
decrease in 1 right?)

[T T F]
rept = 3 (its jumping from 1 to 3)

These jumpings are common? or my logic is going any wrong?

Joshua Landau
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 07-02-2013
On 2 July 2013 23:19, Surya Kasturi <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> I think I didnt explain it clearly.. let me make it clear..

Yeah... I don't get it.

Ian Kelly
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 07-02-2013
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Surya Kasturi <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I think I didnt explain it clearly.. let me make it clear..
>
> 1. The database we are using is having BooleanField for it!! so, cant do
> anything
> 2. I am not looking for sorting algorithms .. just simple math It sounds
> crazy but let me describe my confusion

Nobody has suggested a *sorting* algorithm.

> lets have 3 users with
>
> [null, null, null]
> reputation = 0
>
> [T, - - ]
> rept = 1
>
> [T T T]
> rept = 3
>
> [T T F]
> rept = 1 (its jumping from 3 to 1 -->but generally, we observe only decrease
> in 1 right?)

I'm with you so far. You see the reputation drop by 2 here because
you have both removed an up-vote and added a down-vote. Each of these
things individually will cause the sum to drop by 1.

> [T T F]
> rept = 3 (its jumping from 1 to 3)
>
> These jumpings are common? or my logic is going any wrong?

This is the same scenario as the previous one, so I don't understand
why you identify the reputation sum as 3 here.

Steven D'Aprano
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 07-03-2013
On Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:43:51 +0200, Surya Kasturi wrote:

> Hi all, this seems to be quite stupid question but I am "confused".. We
> set the initial value to 0, +1 for up-vote and -1 for down-vote! nice.
>
> I have a list of bool values True, False (True for up vote, False for
> down-vote).. submitted by users.
>
> [True, False, False, True....]
>
> Now to calculate the total reputation
>
> should I take True = +1, False=0 [or] True = +1, False=-1 ?? for adding
> all.

You can work this out for yourself by doing a couple of tests. Suppose
you have somebody who gets one Upvote and five Downvotes:

[True, False, False, False, False, False]

What reputation would you expect them to have? We can't answer that, only

With True=+1 and False=0, the sum is +1.

With True=+1 and False=-1, the sum is -4.

With True=+5 and False=-1, the sum is 0.

With True=+1 and False=-5, the sum is -24.

*You* have to decide how you want the reputation system to work, then
program it to work that way.

For a real web app, you almost certainly do not want something this
simple. Perhaps new accounts with low reputation themselves should be
weighted less than old, established accounts with high reputation. There
is no standard for counting reputation, and so every web site that does
something like this does it differently, and most get it wrong, including
some really big, well-known sites like Amazon.

It's very easy to come up with lousy algorithms for calculating
reputation, much harder to come up with good algorithms. I second Joshua

http://www.evanmiller.org/how-not-to...ge-rating.html

and I bring to your attention that this doesn't necessarily have anything
to do with *sorting*. The Ruby function given returns a number between 0
and 1. You don't have to sort on that number, you can use that as your
reputation.

--
Steven