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Suggestion: Quality Ranking :-)

Hi there,

since the contribution points has been activated, at least within the forums, the top contributors are not any more checked by their number of postings but on the points one got in the forum. This definitely was an approvement. Guys who posted 1.000 times "Everything OK? I'll go to bed now!" have no more chance to get listed 😊

I have a proposal for the next step: It is still possible to write 1.000 times "Yes.". In some cases, this may result in 10 points 😊 Trying often enough, you will be the king of the forums 😉

So why not implementing a quality ranking like "points/posts"?! (With an entry limit of 100 points and/or posts).

To get this clarified: I'm serious about the idea!

Best regards


PS: OK, I'm serious, but the only reason (now I'm not serious, to be serious) why I'm proposing this is that I don't see people with a "quality coefficient" greater then 2 (except me) 😉

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  • Posted on Oct 08, 2004 at 06:42 PM

    Hi Detlev

    Yes, you may be right from one aspect. However, I think it is not something to mind that much. Is it SO important to solve a problem in 3 messages or in just one message? Yes, but not a defining criterion. Because the attitude of the thread owner also defines the number of solving posts.

    I tried to formulate the total points using some parameters as

    T = ( a1p1 + a2p2 + ... ) - ( b1q1 + b2q2 + ... )

    But I couldn't figure out where to put your suggestion (points/posts), some place in the first brackets or second? I am not sure...

    And a new parameter: what about ( total points / ( number of days since registration) )?

    I am sure to put this within the first brackets 😊

    Just some brainstorming...


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    • Hi Detlev

      OK. I think the summary is that it will be more appropriate for the competitive spirit to find out a formula taking all possible parameters into account.

      As a second thing, I think the available points shouldn't be discrete like 2 or 6 or 10. I do not mean some decimal digits, just one could reward all integer numbers between 1 and 10. (You might think me of a Maths graduate 😊). However, there should be a total quota per each thread.

      Mark Finnern is too busy I believe. We had another suggestion in this forum as proding moderators about ungiven points. But still no answer. Hope someone will give these a hand.


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    Posted on Oct 12, 2004 at 10:06 AM

    Hi Detlev,

    don't you see people with a "quality coefficient" greater then 2 (except you) ?!?! Take a loo to my score !

    I'm joking, my dear, but (seriously) I think that, however, this contribution point system is better and more effective than many others (SAP community included)...the number of posts had a big rilevance in the conversion (1 post = 1 point...not the best solution), but some criteria had to be chosen (and I'm active on SDN only from the end of August!)...

    By the way, your suggestions are very interesting (especially related to the points assigned to the blog writers)..hope in the future someone takes it into account !



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    • Hi Eddy,

      Good that you ask.

      We are working on two events: One in Palo Alto 7th-8th of April and one in Walldorf 19th - 20th of April.

      So keep these days open, part of it will be sessions by SDN members, so you can start thinking about what you would like to hear and or present.

      There will only be limited space available, but we will make sure that people that contributed to SDN will get to the front of the line.

      More to come soon, Mark.

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