Let's Score Contributions!

in #utopian-io2 years ago

The new scoring feature allows every Utopian.io user to influence the quality of contributions found on the platform and help bring rewards and recognition to those of high quality. This post explains how it all works and why we should score contributions.

Scoring Is for Everyone

As part of our efforts to decentralize the platform, encourage users to network with each other and give the community more influence on the distribution of rewards, we recently introduced the scoring feature. This allows every Utopian user to score contributions. To support this capability, we also introduced reputation to the platform.

A Unique Reputation System

Every Utopian account now has a dynamic reputation assigned to it. This reputation is calculated by using various metrics to measure the quality of the contribution you make on the platform. That is then weighed against that of others, with every reputation also weighed against the account that has the highest reputation value. With this, users are encouraged to contribute well in order to maintain their reputation levels in relation to other user's activity.

The level of reputation you hold on Utopian also affects the influence of your scoring. The higher your reputation, the more your scores affect a contribution's ranking and rewards.

Reputation Level

Every Utopian account has a reputation level from the ones listed below. Newbies have no influence yet on the platform (to avoid potential abuse) and have to contribute until they get to Beginner, which has the least amount of influence.

Elite holds the highest amount of influence and is gained through consistently making high quality contributions. Community Managers have this level by default, in accordance with the responsibility demanded by their positions. Moderators start off at Guru.

  • Newbie
  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert
  • Pro
  • Ninja
  • Guru
  • Hero
  • Legend
  • Elite

What Affects Your Reputation and How

To increase or maintain your reputation, you will need to continuously make high quality contributions. The more valuable contributions you make, the higher your work is scored, and the higher your reputation goes.

  • Quality contributions: these affect your reputation positively. The more highly scored contributions you make on Utopian the better your reputation becomes.

  • Your scoring activity: scoring other contributions will have a beneficial effect on your reputation as well.

  • Rejected contributions: contributions are rejected for violating fundamental rules and this lowers your reputation on the platform.

  • Steem Power delegation: sponsors are also assigned reputation levels according to how much Steem Power they delegate to Utopian.io.

How to Score Contributions

Find Contributions to Score

Visit the contributions feed by clicking on Contributions in the side panel or by clicking the Utopian logo in the top left corner of the screen.

You can filter your feed by category. Choose a category from the list on top of the contributions list. (as seen in the image below)

Click the Score Icon

Once you find a contribution you want to score, open it by clicking on its title. This will bring you to the its content page.

You will find a blue score button to the right of the contribution's title. The number shown there is the current aggregate score. Click the button to view the questionnaire.

Answer the Questionnaire

To begin scoring, answer the questionnaire as accurately as you can. The answers you pick will be used to calculate the final score given to the contribution, so choose carefully.

To see how other people have scored the contribution, click Most rated.

Leave a Comment

After scoring a contribution, you are encouraged to leave comments with appreciation, tips or suggestions for the contributor and the community.

Utopian will be on the lookout for high quality scoring and those who leave insightful and valuable feedback will get random fat upvotes on their comments.

Go ahead and start scoring contributions on Utopian.io!

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Is utopian specifically for programmers and people working on projects on the STEEM Blockchain? I'm having a little trouble understanding it honestly.

Utopian is not specifically for programmer nor is it intended for only steem based project. We are limited to open source projects on github for now and hopefully, we may extend our support to other open source platform in the nearest future.

The question that most likely be baffling you is: How do i contribute ? Well the answer is, you can start contributing as long as you have both your steem and github account.

For more information, please kindly contact us on discord :)

Thank you! I'll check out the discord channel. I don't have a github account either so I'll add that to my list of things to get done. Appreciate the insight.

No its not only for projects based on steem blockchain it is for any open source project.

And about it is not only for programmers. We have many categories like Tutorials, Video Tutorials, Documentation, Visibility and many more. Feel free to check out them.

Thank you! I'm going to check out those tutorials you mentioned because I would like to see if I can contribute in anyway. Appreciate your response and the info. :)

work again..

Love it!

Yes we all love this project.

This is good. Engaging the community. Power to the community too as they also have influence on contributions.

That is at the core of utopian's vision. Thank you.

Yes, Utopian wants the community to participate in the processes and this is a way how they can do it. Every Utopian user can engage in scoring and discovering the high-quality work that has a value for the whole open source community.

Good job friends

Sorry but I’m confused.

As @utopian-io bot said

Seems like you contribute quite often. AMAZING!

But I’m a newbie (not factually wrong).

Could you explain more deeply how reputation works ? How many « dev contribution » is needed to level up ?

Does reputation follows log10 logic like steem ?

In fact, I think more transparency about this is needed.

Plus, I’m little bit worried about this new system.
I’m probably pessimist, but I'm afraid that a big « fish » might break a young developer's effort and desire to follow the path set by utopian.

Hey @evildido you are Beginner. Why do you say you are "Newbie"? Beginners already have influence in the platform, while Newbies don't.

You made amazing contributions, but they are still a little amount compared to those who got top reputation badges.

We are considering an option to show how more effort you have to put in order to get to the next badge.

Utopian uses a custom algorithm for the reputation that is solely based on our platform and its logics, which is also heavily simple. The amount of accepted contributions, their score and categories you have contributed to give you a certain score each time, that is summed up and defines your current reputation compared to the members who got the highest score.

I wrote this message in the bus :) sorry for the mistake

Thx for your answer. I’m always worried because there is not many people that’s « score » and I must asks for friends to do it, I fear that’s somebody who has a big reputation « unscore » my contribution because he doesn’t like me. I hope this will never happen and if not, a moderator could help contributions that has been unfairly sanctioned

Hi @evildido, scoring other contributions will have a beneficial effect on your reputation, so I think that we are going to see more users scoring contributions in the near future.
We (CM and Mods) are constantly checking scores and we encourage Mods to always score a contribution, but if you see that some contribution doesn't deserve its score (low or high) you can report it on Discord.

Thanks thanks thanks !

Your answer is clear !

Hi @elear Can you explain the impact of user.honor_reputation and user.force_reputation?

At first glance it seems like this excepts some accounts from the scheme described above? Is this something other than the supervisors, managers, and sponsors which are exceptions already explained in the post?

It's in this section of the code


what about posts that have got a high score, is it still possible to be rejected by mods?

Hi @daiky69, rejection will be only for those posts which will be clearly wrong or contain abuse.

Included in my analysis this week is a section on scores 👍🏾

Keep going @utopian-io!


Keep contributing and bringing great contributions to the Platform

Try to explore the new feature of rating a contribution!

Thank you, I certainly will try to do both 😁

Looking forward to reading it ! Thanks for all the great work as well @abh12345

Thanks guru, same to you!

That's so cool option, thank you Utopian!

We will keep doing our best to keep the community smiling :)

I feel like reviewing contributions.

Not a bad idea :)

Thanks for the feedback

more than welcome to do so :)

Excellent improvements as it seeks to raise the quality of the posts in content and design, is a fair reward and a great recognition of the contribution made to the community, congratulations

Thank you for the kind words for Utopian. We do our best to keep the quality high and to reward people who deliver the quality.

Nice updates and improvement... Good job guys!


And yes we will keep improving

great stuff / keep the programming revolution rolling ! peace

I'd like to score this under blog section of utopian. :)

This would be probably rejected :D We need a way for project owners to publish "updates". The blog is meant to be more for blog series and content creators, not for the owners themselves.

Default rating seems unfair when contributors with over 17 approved post are put as Newbies!!!

Reputation will grow with time and effort

It is just the beginning.

Keep contributing to get to a better reputation.

So you mean everyone is on newbie?

sure, we will keep making better contributions

Hello @princekelly reputation is also based on which categories you have contributed so far. The categories which have an higher difficulty in general, also give higher reputation in a faster manner.

at least, a beginner is OK for previous contributors . That's my thoughts

Have to get this in my system too!

Another step for success, Great!

Thanks and we will keep growing together.

kinda sad that this post only has a payout of $53...

Go ahead utopian. Always with you.

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 2 years ago Reveal Comment

Hey! Thanks :)