Au contraire, Monsieur!Jes wrote:I think we shouldn't give that importance to the number of days. As a 100km hit in 10 days is more interesting than a 10km 100 days. (IMO!!) What do you think?
A long-distance hit can be relatively easy obtained, by someone bringing home notes from a foreign destination, e.g. from holidays.
A long-duration hit cannot be forced in any way; you just have to wait until it happens -- or not.
In my opinion: Yes.Similarly, I think we should give less importance to the users themselves. What if a user has a hit when travelling with a person whith whom (s)he has previously had a hit? is the hit for that reason less interesting than if it would have occurred with a different user.
Objection! No hit shall ever be "punished"; the more linearly the scale is, the better.The good thing of this formula is that it will give us a more close range of values, although I think that what we actually need is a formula which considerabely punish the non interesting hits and "rises up" the super-interesting hits.
No problem at all - the server does know all the correct numbers. The stats that are shown at the users' pages are just filtered from the "real stuff".Another reason why I do not like the "n" is that: if both users do not want to share the "hit partners" statistics... you are betrayed. I suppouse that info is stored somewhere, but the "interestingness factor" wouldn't be fully transparent.
Absolutely! I was about to mention this factor just yet, but you must have read my mind!BTW: this example gave me a hint... Should we consider the denomination of a note for this interestingness stuff?
I think a hit with a or or or are more or less within the same interestingness sphere. but and and specially are more interesting... as these notes are rather unfrequent. (At least for me)
Best example is a hit I had tonight, that I'm rather proud of, because you will not get a Madrid - Wien-Hit all that often, and especially not, if it's with a Euro bill.
Why not? That's one of the main reasons I'd favor a one-shot solution, i.e. calculate the interestingness of a hit as it happens and not on-the-fly:However, this lead us into a very complicated formula, not only because we should introduce a new factor in there, but also because... Why not consider then if the note is a R/X or something more strange M/M or whatever...
It does not hurt the performance of the server too much compared to re-iterating the formula again and again.