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

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Tue Nov 4 15:29:01 UTC 2008

On Nov 4, 2008, at 10:11 AM, Ryan Cross wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 1:59 AM, Darren Oh <darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com 
> > wrote:
> 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.
> I would suggest adding a delay, such that the time doesn't  
> contribute to the weight until some grace period (for example after  
> the first week). I also wonder whether "days" should be since  
> reported or since last updated.

The modified equation would be

(M x (days - G) + 1) x votes = weight

where G is the grace period in days. However, the point of voting is  
to give the community a way to promote issues, so I still think  
allowing people to re-vote periodically might be a better solution.
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