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MadScientist
May 31, 2001, 04:33 PM
In addition to the number of posts, how about giving some sort of measure for each user of the number of replies generated per topic started.
For example, user xyz on average typically generates 10 replies per topic started.
Presumably, you'd get a high number if you started good topics or were inflammatory all the time, but since this site doesn't allow inflammatory posts we'd be able to see who the really good topic starters were.
Besides being a cool number to have, it might encourage people to do a search before posting a topic that will only get one reply refering to a previous topic.

Gunslinger
May 31, 2001, 04:38 PM
I don't think the software would allow that to be configured. Of course if it does then the bogus, uniformative post, not unlike this one, could be measured and eliminated from the members post total as well.:D

Bill

Rich Lucibella
May 31, 2001, 04:44 PM
MS-
It could be hacked in but it would be a running average and, therefore, need to be calculated every time anyone responded to a given Member's topic. Nominal benefit....extraordinary system drag.
Rich

MadScientist
May 31, 2001, 04:57 PM
gunslinger, I'd like to see your average :)

It wouldn't have to be a running average. How about computing it at every backup or once a week, etc. Hell, do it once a month and formally announce the winner for that month.
We're all competitive! and this way I could have a much bigger number than gunslinger.