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Bug in the answers site

asked 2012-07-24 03:32:49 -0500

sammy gravatar image

updated 2012-07-24 03:34:41 -0500

(I tried to use the feedack form, but it doesn't seem to work. If this is redundant, please let me know, and I will delete it. And I think it would be better for you to delete it after you acknowledge the problem, because it doesn't belong here)

I think a feature of the software that runs this answers site is actually a bug - It seems that if one's answer gets accepted, you receive 15 pts. So far, OK, But if the OP changes the accepted answer to another, it only takes out 5 pts from your karma. It may seem logical to keep some of the karma, because at a given moment in time, the answer seemed to be perfect. But the trouble starts when you switch accepted answer multiple times - every time it happens, you add (15-5=10pts).

You can see it here, on my profile http://answers.opencv.org/users/197/sammy/?sort=reputation

15 0How to enable vectorization in OpenCV? (6 mins ago) (Accepted again. 15pts again!!!)

10 0How to enable vectorization in OpenCV? (6 mins ago) (An upvote)

0 -5 How to enable vectorization in OpenCV? (16 mins ago) (Dis-accepted. Still keep 10 pts)

15 0How to enable vectorization in OpenCV? (16 mins ago) (Got accepted. 15pts )

10 0How to enable vectorization in OpenCV? (16 mins ago) (Upvote)

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I think you should be happy with that ;-)

Kirill Kornyakov gravatar imageKirill Kornyakov ( 2012-07-24 03:37:42 -0500 )edit

Definitely :) But I was trying to be fair.

sammy gravatar imagesammy ( 2012-07-24 03:39:27 -0500 )edit

Sorry for all those acceptance and dis-acceptance. I was trying to mark both your answers as correct ones. It took me some time to understand that this is not possible - browser allowed me to choose both answers as correct. Only after refresh I saw that accepting another answer automatically dis-accept first one.

Michael Burdinov gravatar imageMichael Burdinov ( 2012-07-24 03:54:09 -0500 )edit

it was a good thing to uncover that dreaded bug :P

sammy gravatar imagesammy ( 2012-07-24 03:56:43 -0500 )edit

And by the way this is not the only bug. Some badges awarded much before their conditions are meet. For example I have badge "Notable question" which should be awarded for a question with 2500 views (last week its was 250 views). I got it after 25 views. I guess there problem with number of zeros :).

Michael Burdinov gravatar imageMichael Burdinov ( 2012-07-24 08:02:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-07-24 10:42:42 -0500

AlexanderShishkov gravatar image

It's not a bug. These thresholds can be easily modified in Askbot. Now we are tuning these parameters, so do not give much attention to karma changes.

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