[development] Voting on issues (was Re: How to post bug reports andpatches)

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Tue Nov 4 14:59:13 UTC 2008

Letting people re-vote after a period of time might be better than an  
automated system. However, the idea of an equation was interesting, so  
I had to come up with one:

(days x M + 1) x votes = weight

M can be tuned to control the effect of time on an issue's weight. An  
M value of zero would mean that time does not affect the weight of an  
issue. Negative values of M would reduce the weight, and positive  
values would increase it.

On Nov 4, 2008, at 6:18 AM, Tomas Fulopp wrote:

> I think you've made an excellent point, Ashraf. This really would  
> solve the problem of "uninteresting" issues getting solved as well.  
> We'd only have to find a way or relating votes and time. Some kind  
> of rigorous and simple equation. Any experience/suggestion there?

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