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Just curious, what determines a poster's rating?

ericbelserericbelser Member Posts: 783

I don't especially care (as I haven't posted for ratings since the ancient days of a WWIV message board where you got points and ranking for posts and forums wars :) but I am curious what drives the rating changes here? I've watched mine go up and down for apparently no reason at all and just recently apparently drop an entire star because I was on vacation for a week?

 

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  • XasapisXasapis Member RarePosts: 6,295

    You gain stars by posting consistently a lot.

    You lose stars by not posting or by having posts deleted or moderated.

    Bottom line, don't pay too much attention to the star system beyond the understanding on how active a certain poster is at any given time.

  • m240gulfm240gulf Member UncommonPosts: 460

    I believe it is based on how active of a poster you are.  I sometimes go a week or two without posting and my rating will drop, but when I start posting more often within a short period of time my rating goes back up.

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  • AkaJetsonAkaJetson Member Posts: 1,167

     It's affected by how much you visit, how much you post and the quality of your posts.

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  • TealaTeala Member RarePosts: 7,626

    They really do not mean anything other than saying whether you are a frequent poster and visitor to this website.

  • TeimanTeiman Member Posts: 1,319

     Theres a secret item shop.  A star = 15 $. 

     

    My theory. 

  • JelloB2000JelloB2000 Member CommonPosts: 1,848


    Originally posted by Xasapis
    You gain stars by posting consistently a lot.
    You lose stars by not posting or by having posts deleted or moderated.
    Bottom line, don't pay too much attention to the star system beyond the understanding on how active a certain poster is at any given time.

    Correct, and it is based on the last 30 days.
    http://www.mmorpg.com/faq.cfm/showFaq/6/How-do-you-calculate-my-rank.html :

    * How many days you visited the site (and logged in). This is also counted when you use our "autologin" feature.
    * How much information you have posted in our forums (not the amount of posts)
    * The quality of your posts. If you post lot of "filler" posts that only consist of a few words this will cost you rank points.
    * Any posts of yours that had to be deleted will cost you 5 rank points (there are only 100 total). To prevent your posts from being deleted, please obey our Rules of Conduct.
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