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Fwiffo 19 May 2015 02:48 PM
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In order for that to work others must have unambigious faction. If I have two persons that are of ambigious faction does them voting for each other increase rating in which faction? Would the same faction lines be recovered if the "order of evaluation" would be reset or altered?

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admin 19 May 2015 05:32 PM
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Would the same faction lines be recovered if the "order of evaluation" would be reset or altered?


It is theoretically possible to design a dataset for which the faction lines might change. But not for data that is collected from real people.

If I have two persons that are of ambigious faction does them voting for each other increase rating in which faction?


In the faction they are closest to. Such ambiguities would obviously make the carma scores less accurate. But their effect scales inversely with the size of the dataset. So far, the effect seems small and it should get even smaller as our database grows larger.

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Fwiffo 26 May 2015 10:14 AM
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What happens to votes when an ambigious persons switches from one faction to another? Does it count pretransition votes as being the same as that faction votes or do they get retroactively transfered to the new faction?

If the idea is to support more non-campy interaction it would be good if the design of the website/scoring system can handle the target state.

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admin 26 May 2015 01:01 PM
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The votes get retroactively transferred to the new faction.


Since we all come to this forum with preformed opinions on many issues, some political tribalism is unavoidable. The question is how to deal with it. The new scoring system might have the negative effect of reminding people of the existence of other tribes (thus putting their minds in the “tribal” mode). However, in any political debate this usually happens anyways. It may be easier to defeat tribalism by acknowledging its existence and fighting it with our eyes open, than by avoiding all mention of it.


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