Valldore Nal Posted November 19, 2012 Report Share Posted November 19, 2012 While taking a look at the formula for calculating the success of a vote , it came to my attention that with the current one the negative votes carry more weight than the positive ones. The current formula is the following [spoiler] Total = Total landscore Pos = Positive votes Neg = Negative votes Abs = Abstain Null= those who didn't vote anything p= percentage needed Formula P * (Total - Abs) <= Pos - Neg <=> p * Total - p*Abs <= Pos - Neg (1) But : Total = Pos + Neg + Abs + Null (2) So from (1) and (2) <=> p * Pos + p * Neg + p * Abs + p * Null - p * Abs <= Pos - Neg <=> p * Pos + p * Neg + p * Null <= Pos - Neg <=> 0<= Pos - Neg - p * Pos - p * Neg - p * Null <=> 0<= (1 - p ) * Pos - (1 + p) * Neg - p * Null As you can see, the weight of Negative voting is greater than the weight of Positive votes and for bigger p the difference increases (for a p=0,5 (50%) the value of negative votes is 3 times more than the value of the positive ones) I was trying to think of another formula that could solve this in order each ones landscore would be valued as equally as possible. So here is the best i could come up with : p * (Total - Abs + Neg ) <= Pos <=> p * Total - p * Abs + p * Neg <= Pos <=> (2) p * Pos + p * Neg + p * Abs + p * Null - p * Abs + p * Neg <= Pos <=> p * Pos + 2p * Neg + p * Null <= Pos <=> 0<= Pos - p * Pos - 2p * Neg - p * Null<=> 0<= (1 - p) * Pos - 2p * Neg - p * Null For values of p near 0,33 (33%) the weight of each vote is close to equal resulting in each landscore carrying the same value no matter what the player chose to vote for (or almost the same, p can and should be adjusted according to other factors,ones that prob i'm not aware off ) [/spoiler] I've made this post first to confirm that i haven't done something wrong in either math or logic and hear other people's opinion on the subject. So please , feel free to comment anything regarding it P.S to Mods : I wasn't sure where to make the post, if you feel that there is a better place for it , feel free to move it to a more appropriate place. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Burns Posted November 19, 2012 Report Share Posted November 19, 2012 To me that's just the spirit of it, negative votes are supposed to play a massive role against the vote that's up. That is the point since Mur introduced the balloon votes, one vote against you mirrored in two lost points. If you have a reason to be in favor of something, you vote for it and create a point for the thing. If you have no reason to vote, that's actually a little point against the thing, and if you have a reason against it, it's a big point against the thing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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