Introducing Reviewer Reputation

5:03 p.m. on April 19, 2013 (EDT)
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This thread is for comments on the article "Introducing Reviewer Reputation"

Today we're introducing reviewer reputation: a rough measurement of each member's standing within the Trailspace community, based on the quantity and quality of their contributions.

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6:11 p.m. on April 19, 2013 (EDT)
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Internet points.  The currency of the 21st century.

1:26 a.m. on April 20, 2013 (EDT)
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I need some Bitcoins!

10:33 a.m. on April 20, 2013 (EDT)
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Johnny likes Nancy, but some people think she is too loose.

12:02 a.m. on April 22, 2013 (EDT)
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The journey of Continuous Improvement continues...

It is important for our members to know that they can go back and edit their prior/old reviews to meet more of the criteria for a "Killer Review", which will help raise their reviewer reputation. 

5:55 p.m. on April 22, 2013 (EDT)
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Tough crowd.

8:42 p.m. on April 22, 2013 (EDT)
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someone is going to sue someone over this.

9:05 p.m. on April 22, 2013 (EDT)
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I think I can see the reasoning behind this, and I think it's worth trying.

I haven't been here a year yet, but I already have my own system for weighing reviews that pretty much corresponds to this. I've come to have a great deal of respect for certain people (quite a few of them, we're blessed here!) and will rate their opinions much higher than I do those who only appear with a quick review when something they want is being offered as a prize. Don't get me wrong -- the more reviews the better! Keep those prizes coming!

But there are people active on this site that I consider true Natural Resources and making their credentials more obvious can only help everybody that passes through.

11:39 a.m. on April 23, 2013 (EDT)
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Well said Islandess, two oat cakes for you.

11:20 a.m. on April 24, 2013 (EDT)
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Is Reviewer reputation for the "last year" only for calendar year, meaning reputation for 2012, or is it in the last 12 months from the current date? 

8:08 p.m. on April 24, 2013 (EDT)
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Good question. All the time-bound rankings (Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days, and Last Year) are re-calculated daily, looking back over a fixed period -- 7, 30, and 365 days, respectively, from the current date.

8:39 a.m. on April 25, 2013 (EDT)
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I'll have to work on getting a rant rating instead of a review rating since I'm not a educator or professional.


9:34 a.m. on April 27, 2013 (EDT)
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I have to say this idea gave me the "kick-in-the-butt" I needed to get around and review the gear I use. I don't buy anything without checking this site first for reviews, and I refer folks to this site all the time. I guess I've been kind of selfish for not reviewing--especially as I've noted much of the gear I use in caving & high ropes has never been reviewed by anyone.

I'm also feeling motivated to go back and improve the shorter reviews I've given in the past. I enjoy the quality "Review Corps" reviews--so why shouldn't I give a bit more for others!

9:35 a.m. on April 27, 2013 (EDT)
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Oh, and I also like the "negative" vote option. I can just imagine a troll running through the site and voting down every review.

11:12 a.m. on April 27, 2013 (EDT)
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I like Duane's idea.  Some of us are better at ranting.

There is a number next to my name, but it is has no context and is therefore meaningless.  I suspect it is a low number.

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