[RC5] Thoughts on Stats and Inactive Users

Stephen Degabriele stephend at aebc.com
Tue Apr 20 16:02:46 EDT 1999


maybe a better solution to this would to have a "view stats by join date"...
so people could see how they're doing compared to other people who started
on a relativly equivilant date..

but the point is..

you wanna be at the top of everyone, not just those in your date range....
or it's no fun :)



] -----Original Message-----
] From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
] [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Ben Fletcher
] Sent: Monday, April 19, 1999 3:21 AM
] To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
] Subject: [RC5] Thoughts on Stats and Inactive Users
]
]
] (As a relative newcomer to d.net, let me apologize in advance if this
] question belongs in another place or has already been answered
] elsewhere.)
]
] As an encouragement to newcomers like myself, I think that it would be
] better if the stats page rankings did not include those
] people who have
] been inactive, for say, 30 days or more.  Their numbers could be
] preserved and revived if they rejoined the effort, but the rankings
] would include only those people who have contributed within the last
] month.
]
] The reason I say it would be encouraging to newcomers is that we would
] start out much higher (instead of 160k+) and be "competing"
] with "live"
] participants instead of those who've lost interest.
]
] It would also be, in my opinion, rewarding to those who have
] stuck with
] it.  I've been following the talk of boredom with RC5 and I think that
] this approach would be applicable to any project undertaken.
]
] I realize there are probably more important areas that need
] addressing,
] but encouraging the ~300 new contributors/day to stick with it could
] have a significant impact on our overall effort.
]
] Ben
]
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