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Can someone explain the limitations of lurve to me?

Asked by playthebanjo (2944points) June 2nd, 2008

I know that this question has been dealt with, but I just cannot find the answer! How many times can you 1) get lurve from the same person before maxing out 2) get lurve on the same response before maxing out? 3) any other funky lurve knowledge that might help explain it.

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robmandu's avatar

1) unless the Fluther gods elect to reply, this is an unknown quantity and is defined as a known bug in the lurve system, destined to be fixed.

2) and 3) none that I’m aware of.

wizard's avatar

There are no limitations of lurve for a good answer/good question. But I believe the max for GAing a user is 7 or 8, but after a while that the user has reached the limit, the user can GA and GQ, but if to many are done in a small time period the limit will be smaller. Interpretation, as long as different users keep GAing and GQing there will be no limit for how many GA’s and GQ’s you can recieve but there is a limit to how many you can give. As long as you don’t over-give to one user imparticular in a small time frame you’ll never reach the limit.

playthebanjo's avatar

I received 8 GA’s from different users today (for the same response) and only received 15 points.

wildflower's avatar

@wizard
There are limitations. If I view my lurve points, there’s 48 pages, with 25 “hits” on each. I’ve signed in for 56 days (so there’s 56 *1 for visiting two days in a row points). You do the maths….

wizard's avatar

Like I said, there are limitations.

robmandu's avatar

yah, as far as the bug goes, people can continue to award GA/GQs at you. And the count of GA/GQs will continue to increase. The bug only affects your lurve score.

So, if an individual GA’s you past whatever the threshold is, you’ll see the GA count increase on your quip, and the GA hit your lurve log (even saying there’s a +5 there), but your score will remain unchanged.

To me, it’s a negligible thing. I like for my GAs/GQs to be recognized, and that continues, my total score is of less interest.

wizard's avatar

There are only limitations to how many you can recieve. As long as they are from different users you won’t reach the limit.

wildflower's avatar

@Wizard, I believe it’s just the opposite, there’s only limitations if the hits are from the same user.

@robmandu: completely agree. I love seeing the little stars, makes you think “someone thought that was good!”. The score is far less interesting.

playthebanjo's avatar

you see little stars? like all the time or just sometimes?

wizard's avatar

Like I said! Are you not reading my answer? I said “you will never reach the limit AS LONG AS THEY ARE FROM DIFFERENT USERS, if it’s the same user he/she will reach the limit”

wildflower's avatar

@Wizard, apologies, I missed the comma and read it as:
“There are only limitations to how many you can recieve as long as they are from different users….”

@playthebanjo: most of the time really….they’re real purdy! :)

playthebanjo's avatar

like when someone on tom and jerry get hit in the head? do you hear sounds too? like birdy whistlings?

wildflower's avatar

Yes, I do!! I thought that was my friend the robin in the garden, but come to think of it…....it’s like he’s following me around…..O.O

DeezerQueue's avatar

Is it just me or has sferik been taking an extraordinary amount of time to craft his response?

playthebanjo's avatar

He is going to blow your socks off with his answer

sferik's avatar

Your Fluther score is a rather superficial, aggregate measure of your contributions to the collective.

Our hope is that you don’t think too much about it. If you regularly make positive contributions to the collective, you’ll get lots of lurve. Your score will increase. Doves will fly free and all will be right in the world.

Sadly, there have been a few incidents of artificial score inflation, which we saw as cheating. Even though we recognize that score doesn’t matter all that much, it didn’t seem fair to allow cheating to continue unchecked, so we altered the score algorithm to deter it.

This is an area where we don’t want to be too transparent because doing so would only aide those trying to beat the system. Here’s all you need to know: every time another user gives you a “Great Answer” or “Great Question”, it’ll show up as lurve. The vast majority of the time, this will also result in an increase in your overall score. If it looks like it doesn’t, don’t worry about it too much.

Your activity on the site should drive your score; not the other way around.

robmandu's avatar

@sferik, fine w/ me. I like!

playthebanjo's avatar

“Your activity on the site should drive your score; not the other way around.”

Motivation differs from person to person. When I login each day the first thing I look at is my lurve, followed by the list of what I received any new lurve for. Then I start looking for places to interact with the collective.

Maybe I am a materialistic flutherer. Does this mean that the doves will not fly free for me?

robmandu's avatar

@banjo, Erik is one of the aforementioned Fluther gods.

His opinion carries the weight of law ‘round here. Still, if he can, I’m sure he’ll set the doves loose for you each and every day. He’s cool like that.

DeezerQueue's avatar

That explains it very well. Thanks for taking the time to explain it a little better, I admit I was somewhat confused about it as well, and didn’t realize that there was more than one factor involved than simply giving someone GA. It clears up some confusion on my part.

susanc's avatar

This is so much more fun and workable than bargaining with the old kind of gods.
They wouldn’t answer in human terms; they would just smite you, or whatever.

Thank you for making this whole conversation happen – thank you everyone.

playthebanjo's avatar

is the past tense of smite smitten?

wildflower's avatar

@sferik
Thank you for the explanation and making all the doves right with the lurve in the world :)

@susanc
I was just thinking that! I like these Fluther Gods, so much better communicators than the other gods.

susanc's avatar

@banjo: I think it’s smite, smote, smitten.
God smites oppressors.
God smote Pharaoh’s army.
God has smitten them. Verily hath he done it.

El_Cadejo's avatar

im with banjo i like my lurve. I know it means nothing really, but i like seeing my score go up and i think that makes me try harder to answer questions. Gotta get the points :P

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