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December 28, 2018, 02:34:34 PM
Last edit: December 28, 2018, 03:12:24 PM by cryptohunter
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I have to disagree to your point, it's a valid reason for someone not to get merit for the quality or the actual content of their posts, English on the other hand is not a scale for post quality by any means. nobody is obligated to speak perfect English unless they are getting paid to do exactly that. Many of us here "including myself" speak a poor to average English, as long as one can deliver their point, that alone should be enough.



The point is very important but merit has nothing to do with giving credit to those that make the most optimal or correct point. It is simply a subjective award given for varying and completely different personal reasons.

Take our last thread for instance (important thread of the year). The  OP  makes provably correct and important observations gets 1 merit vs over 20+ merits for a post that is in contrast to that but provides negative value to that thread in that is seeks to null or reduce the importance of the OP based on a misleading interpretation of anecdotal experiences.

As that threads stands all of that merit should be removed or the OP should be awarded magnitudes more merit. It will not happen and there is nothing to prevent this kind of thing and far worse happening at anytime with no reversal process.

None of that is really important at this point because the entire merit system is good for holding back noobs and account farmers it is not really meant to have any real weight put in those scores. So long as no other systems are built upon merit that try to ascribe some objective value to it then it does not really matter. It should be decoupled from rank after full member or every legend and hero should become a merit source to prevent collusion and control in such a central way.

No point complaining you're not getting enough merit better to focus on posts that bring nothing except groundless opinions that are gaining merit. If you start to question people on why they are giving merit to false or misleading or just nothing burger posts then perhaps merit will only start going to posts that are correct, valid in that they push the debate/conversation toward a new and more optimal solution or opinion.

Merit as it is = data with very low reliability

Of course bots and people incapable of writing 1 line posts that are barely on topic will not get any (unless from their alts) will be deprived of it that is about all you can say.

The obsession with who is getting it in any other context than to illustrate the entire system needs a reset and some criteria or measure put in place to attempt to make is useful is a waste of energy.

Better to spend time on discussing how to implement changes to bring the board back to a place where collisions between real enthusiasts and people who are positive to the progression and development of an  arena that is end to end decentralised and trustless rather than allowing anyone to start blabbering on with stuff that dilutes those collisions and even damages pushing foward to that end goal.

There are 3 main posts that can be truly positive here, the tech discussions that will bring forth the mechanisms upon which an end to end trustless decentralised environment will run upon. Posts that are non tech based but can help devise the concepts upon which those may be thrashed out and coded ..and those posts that help keep this environment fair and free and truly merit based along the way. One can argue humour and various other posts could have some kind of value to some people but are not essential.




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I have to disagree to your point, it's a valid reason for someone not to get merit for the quality or the actual content of their posts, English on the other hand is not a scale for post quality by any means. nobody is obligated to speak perfect English unless they are getting paid to do exactly that. Many of us here "including myself" speak a poor to average English, as long as one can deliver their point, that alone should be enough.

I agree with you, to an extent. As you say, perfect English is not a requirement to gain merits or a good metric by which to judge the content of a post. There are plenty of users with "average" English who make interesting posts, and plenty of users with "perfect" English who spam nonsense.

However, there is a significant difference between users like yourself, who although may not have perfect English are obviously making a good effort to be comprehensible, and users like "Gabteb", who managed to misspell the word "merit" 3 different ways in a single sentence. His other posts (the ones that aren't bounty spam) reveal an all too familiar mindset - churn out a reply as quickly as possible without worrying about whether or not it makes sense.

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