[SciPy-Dev] Voting functionality on scipy central

Sebastián Ventura lomegor@gmail....
Sun Sep 22 13:56:20 CDT 2013


On 22 September 2013 18:51, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:
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> On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 4:09 AM, Sebastián Ventura <lomegor@gmail.com>wrote:
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>> Personally, I believe the best solution would be to have reputation be a
>> field on revisions that gets copied (from the last revision) when a new
>> revision is created for the same submission. But after the new revision is
>> created, it is no longer linked to the past revision (so both of them can
>> be voted separately).
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>> This idea is quite different. Could you please tell me why is that only
> last revision should carry on reputation? If there are 3 revisions, should
> 3rd rev carry reputation of 1 and 2 or only 2?
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All revisions would have reputation, not just the last one... I don't know
if that answers your question. Here's a simple example: Laura makes a new
submission, and it gets 3 upvote; those 3 upvotes are stored on the first
revision; Laura then creates a new revision for the reputation, both
revisions now have 3 points. Someone downvotes the first revision and
upvote the last one: now the first revision has 2 points, and the last one
has 4 points. If someone now were to create a new revision for the same
submission, it will have the same reputation as the last revision, 4
points. Someone again could downvote that revision, and it would have 3
points, while the first revision would still have 2 points, and the second
revision 4 points. Is it any clearer?


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> I think we need to be a bit clear as to when a new revision is usually
> created.
> 1. Does new revisions are made making some minor changes?  or
> 2. Does revisions are made only if there is change in functionality of
> work?
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> More generally, what kind of changes are made usually in revisions?
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> If the changes are very minor and latest revision is almost same as
> previous revision, its totally fine to carry on the reputation.
> But if there were any major, significant changes in latest revision, we
> never know which one is better until another user votes.
>

Maybe we can just add an option to copy reputation or not? I'm not even
sure if that would work, just throwing it out here.

Sebastian


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> Thanks
> Surya
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