Spock is pleased to announce the release of Spock Power, an algorithm that rewards loyal Spock users and prevents spam.  Spock Power determines how much influence you have on Spock each time you vote or add a tag, image, link, or relationship. The more power you have, the greater your ability to influence the results on Spock.

Every Spock user begins with a Spock Power of 1.  As you add and vote on information on Spock, your Spock Power will increase.  Our algorithm calculates your Spock Power, in part, from the information you add and how other Spock users vote on that information.

If the information you add is not valuable or accurate, or is frequently voted down by valued Spock users, your Spock Power will decrease.  If your Spock Power decreases to 0, your prior votes on Spock will be removed and you will not be able to add information to Spock until you change your behavior by voting accurately and correctly.  Thus, some of the good votes you do when your Spock Power is 0 will not show up in the search, but will help us determine that you are doing good behavior and to increase your power.

How Do I Increase My Spock Power?

1. Add factual and relevant information about other people on Spock
2. Create a factual and complete search result of yourself, including tags, pictures, relationships, and links.
3. Vote accurately on information on Spock
4. Flag items you find that are not consistent with the Spirit of Spock

How does Spock Power affect Tags?

Tags and other information are shown if they have a positive score.  Tags are removed if their score is negative.  This means that if you vote down a tag that a user with a higher Spock Power added, it may not be removed.  However, you do have much more power over your own search result on Spock.

The Leaderboard contains the users on Spock with the highest Spock Power, and is updated nightly.

Email this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Leave a Reply