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Posted: August 26, 2006, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

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I see this new feature, but I have to ask, what determines the ratings?

I have:

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Regular      What?

pcnut

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    Posted: August 26, 2006, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

    I'm also curious about the scale!!!

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      Posted: August 26, 2006, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

      Don't know if this link will work. If it doesn't, then try going to the Blogs and look at Todd's.  Here he explains the ratings.

      http://blogs.lotterypost.com/todd/2006/08/new-member-ratings.htm

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        Posted: August 26, 2006, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

        Don't know if this link will work. If it doesn't, then try going to the Blogs and look at Todd's.  Here he explains the ratings.

        http://blogs.lotterypost.com/todd/2006/08/new-member-ratings.htm

        Thank you for the link justxploring.

        After reading the blog and seeing how the rating is based, brings me to a unsettling conclusion.

        Thanks for the info.

        pcnut

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          Posted: August 26, 2006, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

          I like it...

          It brings a whole new dimension into play.

          I like the fact that people obsessed with top poster status will hopefully quit posting on every single topic with one sentence posts that make little or no sense just to increase their post count...

          DD

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Posted: August 26, 2006, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

            I like it...

            It brings a whole new dimension into play.

            I like the fact that people obsessed with top poster status will hopefully quit posting on every single topic with one sentence posts that make little or no sense just to increase their post count...

            DD

            Thanks for the reply DoubleDown,

            If you look at my post stats on the left, I'm not one of those members. Yet I feel penalized and discriminated because I choose not to be a highly active poster, but yet, I am a very active member of LP and contribute through my picks, pm's and posts (lack there of?)

            A new visitor comes to LP and sees the post with the scale and interprets it as hit performance (which it should be) rather than a post performance? They are not going to know the difference during the initial visits. Now when I post, I have to see this scale and now knowingly how I feel about it?

            Thanks, but no thanks.

            "Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it."

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            S.C.'s weekly-indicative random pairs: 05, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23, 34

            Enjoy

            pcnut

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              Posted: August 26, 2006, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

              Smile I guess you're one of the ones in the "don't like it" category.  I knew there would be a few.  It is hard to please 45,000 out of 45,000 people.

               

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                Posted: August 26, 2006, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                pcnut,

                We can't really hold it against Todd for trying to to increase regular participation on the site. Whether it's his intent or not, the effect of the new ratings on those who are concerned with ratings will be to prod them into posting something every day. That doesn't guarantee that people will post anything of value, but it will demonstrate more traffic on the site, and that translates into $$$.

                If you're concerned about your rating, just start posting something every day. Your rating will slowly improve over time. If you don't care about your rating, just work harder on your lottery picks. Your winnings will buy you a lot more than any rating of any kind.

                Good luck,

                aye'

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                  Posted: August 26, 2006, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                  pcnut,

                  We can't really hold it against Todd for trying to to increase regular participation on the site. Whether it's his intent or not, the effect of the new ratings on those who are concerned with ratings will be to prod them into posting something every day. That doesn't guarantee that people will post anything of value, but it will demonstrate more traffic on the site, and that translates into $$$.

                  If you're concerned about your rating, just start posting something every day. Your rating will slowly improve over time. If you don't care about your rating, just work harder on your lottery picks. Your winnings will buy you a lot more than any rating of any kind.

                  Good luck,

                  aye'

                  Thanks for the response ayenowitall,

                  As I said, "Yet I feel penalized and discriminated because I choose not to be a highly active poster, but yet, I am a very active member of LP and contribute through my picks, pm's and posts (lack there of?)

                  I do not wish to increase my post ratings nor do I wish to see them, yet I'm penalized with low rating because of my participation in posting and not through my prediction....???? I thought LP was all about prediction and helping other members when needed, now I'm being jugde via a scale on posting?

                  I have nothing against Todd or him thinking outside the box on improvements and I enjoy being a member of this site, this is one improvement that attacks my integrety and standing as a LP member.

                  "Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it."

                                                                                                                                          David Starr Jordan

                  S.C.'s weekly-indicative random pairs: 05, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23, 34

                  Enjoy

                  pcnut

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                    Posted: August 26, 2006, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Smile I guess you're one of the ones in the "don't like it" category.  I knew there would be a few.  It is hard to please 45,000 out of 45,000 people.

                    Well, there went the remainder of my integrity as a valued LP member!Just, "one of the ones in the "don't like it" category. "I guess I'm on this blacklist now...

                    Todd, how about placing a small text above the scale identifying what it is then?

                    pcnut

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                                                                                                                                            David Starr Jordan

                    S.C.'s weekly-indicative random pairs: 05, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23, 34

                    Enjoy

                    pcnut


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                      Posted: August 26, 2006, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said..."You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all of the time"...LOL

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                        Posted: August 26, 2006, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Well, there went the remainder of my integrity as a valued LP member!Just, "one of the ones in the "don't like it" category. "I guess I'm on this blacklist now...

                        Todd, how about placing a small text above the scale identifying what it is then?

                        pcnut

                        pcnut,

                        Now I see your point, and it just might be a valid one. I understood the rating because I'd already read about it in Todd's blog, but I can see how that rating and the other indicators (level of membership, level of total posts, poster ratings) might be confusing if a reader were not familiar with them. One might wonder, "Gold what?"  Or another reader might ask, "What exactly is being rated four out of five stars?" Yet another person might question, "What exactly makes someone a Top Poster of any degree?" Heck, all of that might already be covered somewhere on this site, but maybe it should be made a little more prominent in a place like the Home page. Maybe there should also be some disclosure of exactly what numerical ratios (number of posting days divided by the number of Lottery Post days) qualify members for each of the rankings. With that, members would at least know exactly how far they have to go to improve their standing as a resource on LP.

                        Good luck,

                        aye'

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                          pcnut,

                          Now I see your point, and it just might be a valid one. I understood the rating because I'd already read about it in Todd's blog, but I can see how that rating and the other indicators (level of membership, level of total posts, poster ratings) might be confusing if a reader were not familiar with them. One might wonder, "Gold what?"  Or another reader might ask, "What exactly is being rated four out of five stars?" Yet another person might question, "What exactly makes someone a Top Poster of any degree?" Heck, all of that might already be covered somewhere on this site, but maybe it should be made a little more prominent in a place like the Home page. Maybe there should also be some disclosure of exactly what numerical ratios (number of posting days divided by the number of Lottery Post days) qualify members for each of the rankings. With that, members would at least know exactly how far they have to go to improve their standing as a resource on LP.

                          Good luck,

                          aye'

                          Thank you ayenowitall,

                          I could not have said it better myself.

                          If a small text could be place under the scale to identify its purpose, then I could live with that, otherwise it's confusing.

                          Thanks for the response, 

                          pcnut

                          "Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it."

                                                                                                                                                  David Starr Jordan

                          S.C.'s weekly-indicative random pairs: 05, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23, 34

                          Enjoy

                          pcnut

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                            Thank you ayenowitall,

                            I could not have said it better myself.

                            If a small text could be place under the scale to identify its purpose, then I could live with that, otherwise it's confusing.

                            Thanks for the response, 

                            pcnut

                            pcnut,

                            Whatever happens or doesn't happen with the new ratings, don't lose any sleep over it. Just keep right on hammering away at your favorite lottery games. Your state lottery will eventually give you recognition in cash. $$$

                            Personally, I think my rating as an Advanced member is a bit high. I've never won a lottery jackpot, I don't know anything that's helped me win more money than the average Joe, and the only advances I make are increased losses with most every passing draw. Bang Head

                            When I went to the drugstore to buy my lottery tickets this evening, I told the clerk of my newly bestowed Advanced status. She was unimpressed. She didn't even offer me a discount. LOL

                            Good luck,

                            aye'

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                              Posted: August 26, 2006, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Todd explained in his blog (that Emily provided a link to earlier in this thread) about how the ratings are derived.

                              They are not subjective ratings.  If you've been a member of LP for five years and have visited the site every day and posted things every day in those five years, you will have a higher rating than someone who joined a year ago and and has visited every day and posted things every day for that year.

                              Three factors are involved.  How many days have you been a member, how many of those days have you visited Lottery Post, and on how many of those days have you made a post?

                              Maybe I'm wrong but that's how I understood it.  It's lind of like a seniority rating in a job.  If "Joe Smith" has worked for five years at the same job as you have for one year, with proportionate contributions to the company during  each's own tenure, and both of you have the same attendance record, who should get the higher rating, you or "Joe"?

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