Wiki is a great tool but the Voting/point System can be improved?

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Wiki is a fabulous tool to connect other families!

In posting a question, I have seen 2 votes to other responses within 1 second of the response being posted. The individual that posted the answer then gets rewarded points.

So the following questions are asked to help improve the process:

--Shouldn't points be awarded for contributions?

--Should points  be awarded to the person who asked the original question for all responses or votes within the question ?

--Is there any process to disallow other immediate family members of the family from voting on another family members question which would help mitigate?
WikiTree profile: Celine Anonymous
in The Tree House by Celine Anonymous G2G2 (2.2k points)

Have a look at this post, it has a full breakdown of all the points.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/338328/the-math-of-g2g-points

And as Kathy said, we aren't here for the points.  If you contribute daily, you'll hit Astronaut in about two years.  Unless you're really obsessed, like say Pip. cheeky

2 Answers

+16 votes
 
Best answer

You get points for:

  • Asking a question.
  • Posting an answer.
  • Voting up an answer.
  • Having your question voted up.
  • Having your answer voted up.
  • Having your answer selected as the best.
  • Selecting an answer to your question as the best.

by R H G2G Astronaut (1m points)
selected by Jana Diamond
+12 votes
A billion points and $4.50 will get you a cup of coffee.  Does it really matter?
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (224k points)
Oh my!  Is coffee really that expensive in some places nowadays?  I remember when I was growing up in New York City (a place known for being near the top of the range of expensive places) there was a classic line that beggars in the streets would say "Mister, can you spare a dime for a cup of coffee?" (a dime is 10 cents and a dollar is 100 cents, for those not familiar with American money).
I think that is putting things into perspective. LOL!
And I think the whole points set-up is an embedded function of the software used for G2G, not created by Wikitree

The $4.50 special offer that Kathy is mentioning includes this unique mug.

That's what points are for !!

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