YourView is undergoing continual refinement behind the scenes. Sometimes this is catching and fixing outright errors. Other times we’re substantially improving the algorithms – particularly those crucial algorithms which determine a participants’ credibility.
Having made a number of fixes, we became increasingly aware that the credibility scores acquired in the first few months of YourView’s existence weren’t really what they would have been had our improved algorithms been in place from outset.
So, we’ve done a “reset” – a re-run of history on YourView from time zero when the first Issue was posted, in the exact order everything happened, and recalculating credibility scores. (One of our tech stars, Chris, built a tool for this so we can run a reset whenever we need to just by clicking a button.)
So you might notice that your credibility score has suddenly changed a bit – and you may even have changed position on the credibility ladder.
But we believe, of course, that the current credibility scores are a more “true and fair” representation of what people have earned to date.
Resets will happen occasionally in the future. Of course we want to do this as rarely as possible, but over time, YourView will increase in sophistication and so resets will be inevitable.
If you have any thoughts about this of course please let us know.