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[AG3 Q&A] Merits

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 1:45pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Let's keep all merit-related questions in here, m'kay?

 

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 4:31pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,773 posts

M'kay. Oh wait, I just realized I said the same thing as you.

1. Do mods and admins give merits out less frequently now? I haven't been here that long (joined in April) but I've heard that you guys used to give out 1 or 2 merits per game.

 

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 8:36pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Well personally I've never given out a merit. I can't speak to how often the mods hand them out; I don't know if they have a guideline for how to give them out or how many to give, etc.

Merits will probably be a little different for AG3, as the activity/achievement feeds will supersede the current comment threading to a large degree. I imagine we'll attempt to migrate the merited comments for a game on AG2 to AG3 as a separate feed of "game reviews" so we filter out the two-word "good game" responses, and retain the ability to show our users the best comments about a game.

 

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 8:45pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,109 posts

Moderator

1. Do mods and admins give merits out less frequently now? I haven't been here that long (joined in April) but I've heard that you guys used to give out 1 or 2 merits per game.

You don't know that, now do you?

I imagine we'll attempt to migrate the merited comments for a game on AG2 to AG3 as a separate feed of "game reviews" so we filter out the two-word "good game" responses, and retain the ability to show our users the best comments about a game

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So that idea WAS worth merit! Anything that promotes more reviews is a good idea in my opinion.

What about the amount of points given to a merit? Is 25 still enough, or would it be plausible to bump it up a notch?

 

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 10:31pm

25wes25

25wes25

317 posts

I am amazed how people have king/queen ill never ever make it there. We need to bump up merits to like 50.

 

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 10:32pm

leo99rules

leo99rules

1,756 posts

Yes, merits are given out so infrequently right now that it would be best to put them up a bit.

 

Posted Oct 4, '10 at 11:34pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

I have recently rediscovered that the merit standards used to be drastically low compared to now.. Back then we had Merit Recognition, where people would nominate others for merits. Thus, I can easily see how people like the Merit King could of gotten 145 or so merits from game reviews alone. However, sometime in late 2008 the standards were bumped up and Merit Recogntion was taken down due to sockpuppet abuse. Apparently the admins didn't take a liking to some users nominating themselves for merits with sockpuppet accounts.

These days, one can get a merit from several competitions going on in the AMW. Game merits are given out infrequently and the moderators themselves have said this. Debate merits don't exist anymore.

My opinion in the end is that we ought to actually get merits for game reviews. That's pretty much all I want.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 12:11am

kingryan

kingryan

4,165 posts

Thus, I can easily see how people like the Merit King could of gotten 145 or so merits from game reviews alone

I do not think that Nick's merit comments were of any less standard that what merit worthy today, I think that just because there were less people around - and more active mods, the better comments stood out...

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 12:34am

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

@knight_34, Getting merits for game reviews is certainly what we're hoping for, provided that they're well-written and thorough reviews. We want to curb people's appetite for posting "good game lulz" sorts of reviews, because those aren't helpful by any means.

How exactly this will work in AG3 is still being worked out. We should have an update on it in a few weeks.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 1:23am

samdawghomie

samdawghomie

2,069 posts

About reviews. I think that there should be a seperate section for game reviews only. Like the people that want there review to stand out could post it there. Plus, have something like the top three rated reviews at the top of the section. Then the mods would have an easier time picking out merit worthy reviews.

 
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