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Too much scottish...

It seems for me, there were too much scottish people on the forums... They did not give a single point for me... Or maybe only I was posting useless things? 😊

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  • Posted on Jun 02, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    I think it's most likely an anti-Hungarian thing. 😉

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    Posted on Jun 02, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Too less points and then ?

    What can you do with points : eat them ? display them as a trophy ? 😉

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    Posted on Jun 02, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    I take offense to that. I am Scottish!

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    Posted on Jun 02, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Hi Tamas,

    Does the scottish reputation for generosity stretch to Hungary, or have you really had bad experiences with Scottish SDNers ?.

    Regards,

    MacDrawers

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    Posted on Jun 02, 2008 at 09:40 PM

    Hi Tamás,

    They did not give a single point for me... Or maybe only I was posting useless things? 😊

    Your observation is not uncommon to me and also quite interesting.

    When noticing an unexpected low in the Points : Posts : Quality of question equilibrium, this is sometimes a symptom of a bias in the allocation of the points, or the quality of question being answered changed. This is very difficult for moderators to spot, but often the contributor notices it.

    Sometimes, the "problem" is not with your posts (except, I would recommend taking a more carefull look at object S_ADMI_FCD function code ID = memo in one of them) but some external factor influencing it...

    Upfront, an investigation of the threads was first dampened by the fact that you are active in the ABAP forums. These have a very large volume of threads and are no doubt a serious challenge to moderate. Finding a small bias in a large dataset is difficult without "agents" everywhere => "report abuse" button.

    I looked at them (and learnt a thing or two), but there were no obvious biases in the threads which I could see, but sometimes they take their time; so time will tell.

    Other than the realy obvious point hunter scheme of answering immediately, this is the third most common symptom of a points scheme going on, from my experience. The second is an unrealistic post : point ratio which suddenly has the opposite luck which you have experienced.

    Sudden_loss_of_points_per_post_symptom itself also has other explanations. For those which can be monitored statistically, Benford's Law is a usefull framework for finding small biases in large datasets, and subsequent subsets.

    Bottom line: There was nothing obvious I could see from the posts to explain this, other than the fact that the questions you had answered often had an unfavourable Question: Points : Unresolved ratios.

    Perhaps that helps...

    Cheers,

    Julius

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  • Posted on Jun 02, 2008 at 09:54 PM

    I just tell folks to take their points and shove them up their......hey! Wait a second...I think I just figured out why my point count is low. =)

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    Posted on Jun 13, 2008 at 09:35 PM

    OK, I am married to a Scotsman and lived there for two years. I think that all the rumors about them being "tight" (as they say there, instead of "cheap") are untrue...ok, mostly untrue. If you go to the pub, everybody in your group will buy a round. That also explains why larger groups of Scots always seem more drunk than smaller groups :-).

    I have been to dinners where people contemplated "doing a runner" before the check arrived. And they sure do love sheep, and that is all I am going to say.

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