Testing Sanity

The core task of software development is sanity testing.

  • warning: Parameter 2 to gmap_gmap() expected to be a reference, value given in /home2/thepalls/public_html/cgpsoftware/includes/module.inc on line 483.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home2/thepalls/public_html/cgpsoftware/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.

Answer Efficiency Calculator

27 Apr 2009
Posted by cgp

For stackoverflow, I was curious about the efficiency of the top reputable users. Turns out there is quite a range. (about 17-35). So I wrote a little bookmarklet:

Note, that this "calculator" is thrown off by things like if you offered a bounty on a question. (I'm at 17.5 something, but would have been at 19.5 something if I hadn't offered 350 bounty on a question - actually, my efficiency is still pretty low, and even lower if you take out the 200 or so other points I got via bounty :) )

I'm a hacker (one step above n00b, which might be a little harsh). I figure that the correct way to do this would have been with some sort of percentages based on a logarithmic scale. Ideally it would look like:

Top 1% - Guru
Top 10% - Wizardly
Top 25% - Wise
Top 50% - Professional
Top 75% - Average
Top 95% - Hacker!
Bottom 5% - N00b.

(for those who have answered > 15 questions)

But based on the fact I can't calculate this across all accounts to get the percentiles, I'll just have to guess.

How Efficient Are You?