The week 2 payouts are published here.
(You can see more detail on the calculations in the notebook.)
Changes since Week 1
As discussed here, I’ve changed the alpha used by SourceCred from
0.20. Alpha determines how “far” cred will travel on the graph, away from its source nodes. With the low alpha of 0.05, cred travelled very freely, including getting into some strange tight loops for users who had very little activity; I discussed these issues here and here; in both cases, users with very few discourse posts were getting a disproportinately large share of the Discourse cred.
If you’d like to explore the effects of changing alpha, you can tweak it yourself in the live SourceCred instance. Alpha is now included as one of the weights.
Payouts in mana
In contrast to week 1, I’m now denominating the payouts in mana rather than dollars. $1 = 100¤. The redeemability and cash value is the same, it’s just a swap in what quantity gets displayed first.
Adaptive slow payments
Now that we’ve had our first retroactive cred adjustment, the “adaptive/slow payout” mechanism kicks in! You can see how since my cred adjusted upwards, I get a larger slow payout, whereas others who had their cred adjusted downwards get a small (or 0) slow payout. Also, people who got a large weekly payout but haven’t been with the project for long may get a small slow payout.
Take a look and feel free to ask questions! Also, let me know if you’d like to redeem your mana for cash (you can post here, or send me a PM on the forum or via Discord).