Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Changing spread parameter

As discussed in my previous post, I'm changing the way we spread the wealth among competing bloggers. Until this change, we have been capping the menus of votable shares, e.g. to max 30% shares when there are at least 5 competing blogs.

For all communities except UBC, five days ago I let the caps "float" so as to stay at least 5% above the top blog's share.

This evening I'm phasing in the other half of our new spread-the-wealth system, which is a kind of "progressive income tax" on vote counts as a function of %share -- see previous post for details.

The "spread" parameter will change from 1.0 to 4.0 as of the tallies calculated tonight, which for North American time zones will mean starting with the award shares dated 2010-12-15 in the "horserace" pages.

I'll monitor the results, and if they seem good then I'll recommend a similar change for UBC.

Your comments invited!

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