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