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Defining Bad Users

Discussion in 'Inside Poop - April Fool's Day 2011' started by Chou Toshio, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Chou Toshio

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    This is a long standing issue facing Inside Scoop and the badging process. I say it's time we finally put together an in-partial, defined measure we can use to make decisions and assessments. This will greatly access the badging/access process.

    What exactly makes a bad user (from a badge sense)? What makes a user too bad-- for PR, for badging and other non-ban related issues? In this thread, we will try to make a mathematical system for defining and finding "bad users." After finding a measure for bad userness, we can allocate values at which we would "not-badge", "de-badge," etc. etc.

    Pertinent variables:

    P= Personal Attacks (outright personal attacks on other members in what should be intelligent discussion)

    O= Outbursts (lashing back/out at decisions/information made in discussion/tournaments/etc.)

    P + O = F (Flaming)

    T = Trolling (specifically looking to insight outbursts on the side of the other party)

    C = Contrarian (being a contrary douche-bag just for the sake of being one)

    I = Ignores status, and general history / social makeup of the community

    M = Must contribute more (degree to which a member's actual contributions are shit)


    While M is a little different from the others (since it is a "negative" variable), we can generally measure the others as "# of posts that fall in category X made over time y"

    For instance P = 34, would mean 34 posts containing personal attacks made over 1 month.

    Next we can use multipliers to adjust to what degree we deem a behavior bad. For instance, C & L are relatively low offense compared to flaming and trolling, which is what made CiM really have to go over the top to get de-badged.

    Sample equation:

    3T + C + I + M + 5(O + P) = 100 = minimal acceptability = Approximately Old SDS

    Of course, I'm not really good at math, so others please jump in to help make a better equation. We'll also need to assign values to varying degrees of "acceptability."
  2. Rising_Dusk

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    I'm disappointed. I was expecting some combination of the abbreviations to spell CIM.
  3. Chou Toshio

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    Fine, fixed
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    I took the integral of that equation and got this:

    r+e+y+s+c+a+r+f+a+c+e = bad user
  5. PK Gaming

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    How convenient! I took the anti-log of that equation and got:

    p+h+a+t+k+a+v

    Furthermore, I believe that this "phatkav" has a 100 in each category.
    "100F + 100T + 100C + 100I + 100M = 100 = minimal acceptability = Forked"
  6. Umbreon Dan

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    Eo Ut Mortus...

    ...is a bad user

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