[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Feb 4 11:19:30 EET 2009

Benson Mitchell wrote:
>> Please be so kind and tell us the exact number of actual active voters with
>> a karma >25 from the last election to see how the real ratio is then. And
>> what the ratio would be with a limit of 10.
> I don't like the notion of sentencing someone to a day fighting with an
> (apparently evil) database for my curiosity, but those data are starting to
> look important...

It's not so evil, but it's actually 2/3 different databases - I have to
get a dump of the maemo.org user database in text format, some awk & sed
footo get it into a mysql-inputtable format with the fields I'm
interested in, then some (fairly slow & evil) select from... group by...

> And dropping the karma to 10 might be worth looking at, too.

In for a penny, in for a pound - Council, what say ye to having this
question in the upcoming referendum?

> A question: Is there code (or documentation) available somewhere concerning
> all the karma formulas? I'd like to look at what various "prototype" users
> would need to reach various thresholds. I already know a thankless itT
> poster would need 625, but there are many others...

It's out-of-date since Henri and Niels have included itT, wiki edits,
and we've improved a bunch of the other metrics, but I wrote up the
formula used at the last election at http://wiki.maemo.org/Karma


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