This page explains how scoring and characterisation work.
In order to help users understand the context of actions of other users this website using a scoring and characterisation system.
Each contribution made by a user awards a number of points to their Contribution Score. Users with the highest Contribution Scores are listed in the Top Contributors listing around the site.
Contribution Scores breakdown:
- Posting and Idea against a challenge earns 10 points.
- Posting a comment against an Idea or an article earns 2 points.
- Advocating an Idea earns 1 point
- Voting sceptically on an Idea earns 1 point.
How do you know how valuable a user's comments and actions are when you may never have met them or know little about them?
To this end this site keeps track of the contributory actions that users make on the site and from this develops a persona for that particular user.
The persona types are as follows.
The majority of actions performed by these users consist of posting Ideas against Challenges.
The majority of actions performed by these users consist Comments against Ideas or Articles.
The majority of actions performed by these users consist of advocating other users Ideas.
The majority of actions performed by these users consist voting sceptically on other users Ideas.
Viewing Scores and Characterisation
To view your own scores click on your username anywhere where it is displayed whilst you are logged in and you will be presented with your Profile Page where you will see the breakdown of your actions and the related score and your characterisation as defined by your actions.
To view the scores of another user, simply click on the user's name where it is displayed in a Comment, Idea or in a ranking list. You will be presented with the user's profile page where you can see the breakdown of their actions and the related score and their characterisation as defined by their actions.
In both cases you will also be able to see lists of all of the user's or your own actions on the site such as which ideas they have voted on as well as Comments and Ideas they may have posted.
Contribution Score and Characterisation are permanent features for all users and cannot be disabled.