Roadmapping: The sum of votes for related questions is sometimes huge

asked 2014-01-26 12:29:35 +0200

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updated 2014-02-07 16:17:21 +0200

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The amount of closely related posts is growing fast - some active cleaning is been done both by users and moderators, but it doesn't seem to be enough. We're close to 3000 questions, and even with using all daily votes (30) we can vote only 1/100 as important.

It seems that very often votes are spreading among closely related posts, leaving less votes for each (but looking at the sum, giving a lot of votes to the subject) So to speak, the subject is actually seen very important by the members, but it's left out from the most voted questions list because of the spreading. A good example of this can be seen with a search for questions with bug + email tags. There are 73 questions (but not 73 bugs!), gathering about 500 votes together - but when looking at the votes for a single question, it's unlikely getting a roadmap tag soon. Members, we have a problem, partially caused by ourselves.

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Daily vote quota is 50.

foss4ever ( 2014-01-26 13:51:24 +0200 )edit

@jjaone it looks that vote quota depends on karma, for some it is 30.

Hess ( 2014-01-26 15:15:14 +0200 )edit

ideally, there should be a way to merge questions together and to sum their votes as well. To rely on searching before posting is not sufficient. I've missed some related questions myself because of the way search works, tags applied and my searching strategy. But that is concern of askbot.

Hess ( 2014-01-26 15:18:26 +0200 )edit

I can confirm also that the daily vote quota is 30.

Neo ( 2014-01-26 20:52:08 +0200 )edit

@Neo: this is correct and set like this here. @Hess: as you point out, we face shortcomings in the way Askbot works, however, our most active members do make a difference in cleaning and making the overall experience pleasant enough I believe. The most noticeable aspect here is we're all striving for improvement and actually working on it :)

eric ( 2014-01-26 22:15:51 +0200 )edit