Bob Sihler wrote:Matt, Dow's 8 is not much different from my 8, but compare my 1 to a new member's 1. It is a massive difference.
Right. That's intentional in order to stop people from creating fake accounts and spam voting, which was a serious problem before SPv2 I guess. In order for a new user's vote to count much, they have to submit at least a few things (10 points is the cutoff right now). That threshold could be lowered though or we could make other things count for more points (such as signing a summit log, commenting on a page, etc.), if people believe it to be too high currently.
Bob Sihler wrote:You're right that the academic scale that most of us are used to is a big part of the dissatisfaction with the way SP's voting system works. You either have to fix it to align with what people are accustomed to or throw it out and try something else. And since it seems you and most others here want to try something else, let's enjoy the ride!
Yeah, it's going to likely be a crazy one in terms of power point changes for users and score changes to the pages.