Re: META: To my fellow Extropians

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 05:21:36 MDT

> In tournament chess, there is a thing called an Elo rating
> that describes one's strength. Sasha may have had this
> in mind when he proposed his system which is in some
> ways analogous to a reputation rating. Since I am tired I
> will describe it only in general terms this evening, the Elo
> system and how it could be adapted for our purposes.

When you get more energy, could you explain how the Elo ratings are

> Nowthen, if we had an somewhat analogous
> with extropian poster reputation. Each person
> would be rated from -2 to 5, where 5 is a person
> who you read every post and -2 is you have
> killfiled that person. You would assign numbers
> to each person in the matrix.

Hmm, once we have this matrix of what everybody thinks of everybody
else, we can do fun stuff like calculating Eigenvectors of it to get
some kind of "ranking" and do similarity analysis ("Give me a list
filtered after what my favorites like").

But I guess it has to be implemented as a web board.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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