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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2015, 06:24:39 AM »
Concerned is that if you bring back likes is that writers will get triple likes over non writers here. Example two people who join at the same time and both are equally friendly with equal interesting  posts yet because ones a writer gets way more vote because He or she posted a story.
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2015, 07:28:10 AM »
Concerned is that if you bring back likes is that writers will get triple likes over non writers here. Example two people who join at the same time and both are equally friendly with equal interesting  posts yet because ones a writer gets way more vote because He or she posted a story.

How does that matter? Is likes number relevant in any way? Does anyone check where others got their likes?  :o

Does a high like ratio make your IRL any better? I hadn't ever considered that, I only look at likes in conversations, as "this post is very popular" never to try and guess who's friendly by the amount of likes they got. In total I've been here for more or less 4 months and my 2 submissions under likes systems brought me 11 or 12 likes... on 241. Is it really this relevant?
If you're motivated by more likes, then is it not a motivation to write in the context? Or to do more criticizing, since critics often get heaps of likes?
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2015, 12:56:55 PM »
Concerned is that if you bring back likes is that writers will get triple likes over non writers here. Example two people who join at the same time and both are equally friendly with equal interesting  posts yet because ones a writer gets way more vote because He or she posted a story.
I only look at likes in conversations, as "this post is very popular" never to try and guess who's friendly by the amount of likes they got.

I am sure some people see the total number of likes they receive as an indication of how well liked they are around here. This is always the problem with systems like this.
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2015, 02:40:04 PM »
One month of data to see if the number of Likes correlates with the amount of votes (but remember boys and girls, correlations is not causation!). Someone better versed in graph reading can break this chart down if you like.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18LxHnWoJBQHPDCIOIew7uVXfxTeirixLKDIyU9F0A0g/edit?usp=sharing

While I don't think this is any hard, reliable data (we would need more than one month's data) it does answer a few questions. Might make me change my vote from no, just to see how other months might play out.
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2015, 02:42:22 PM »
Not sure if it helps or not, but that month I voted but didn't click 'like' in any story.
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2015, 02:45:39 PM »
Not sure if it helps or not, but that month I voted but didn't click 'like' in any story.

And I liked every single story.... As I said, we would definitely need another month or three to really see if there is a correlation.

EDIT: Plot Twist month used likes! Off to gather more data!
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2015, 02:52:50 PM »
Not sure if it helps or not, but that month I voted but didn't click 'like' in any story.

And I liked every single story.... As I said, we would definitely need another month or three to really see if there is a correlation.

EDIT: Plot Twist month used likes! Off to gather more data!
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2015, 02:55:48 PM »
Okay, graph is fixed. I edited the second month's Likes number down by 1 because while I Liked them all, I did not vote.

In face of this, I'm changing my vote to yes, so we can see how a few more months might play out.
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2015, 03:02:04 PM »
Loving the graphs... we need Minitab and  6Sigma statistical tools :D
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2015, 03:07:55 PM »
I "like" that my name is in dark blue at the top of the list. Just saying.  8)
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2015, 03:14:48 PM »
Not sure if it helps or not, but that month I voted but didn't click 'like' in any story.

And I liked every single story.... As I said, we would definitely need another month or three to really see if there is a correlation.

EDIT: Plot Twist month used likes! Off to gather more data!
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2015, 03:18:21 PM »
Not sure if it helps or not, but that month I voted but didn't click 'like' in any story.

And I liked every single story.... As I said, we would definitely need another month or three to really see if there is a correlation.

EDIT: Plot Twist month used likes! Off to gather more data!
Beat you to it.
@Raptori your document is "unavailable"  :o

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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2015, 03:26:19 PM »
Not sure if it helps or not, but that month I voted but didn't click 'like' in any story.

And I liked every single story.... As I said, we would definitely need another month or three to really see if there is a correlation.

EDIT: Plot Twist month used likes! Off to gather more data!
Beat you to it.
@Raptori your document is "unavailable"  :o
Booo. I shall try to fix it.  >:(
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2015, 03:41:07 PM »
Does this work? Not that it matters now that Chill has done his...  :P
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Re: Likes in the writing contest
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2015, 04:02:51 PM »
Does this work? Not that it matters now that Chill has done his...  :P
It works, but my name is no longer at the top in dark blue.  :P  :(  ;)
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