What are your awesomeness theories?
So I've sat, wooted, posted deals, participated for these past few months, staring at that awesomeness needle. I know it's been a curiosity among the community - but really what is it? Or to be more precise, since it appears to have a mind of its own - who is it? And how does it determine what to display?
I for one secretly hope that woot staff and moderators can arbitrarily vote up your comments, deals, and questions based on how they personally think you're doing in the community by said post. And your awesomeness meter will decline with every edit or delete of your own post that you commit. Or when you post duplicates.
Or maybe it's a ratio of votes to posts?
Or maybe it's actually complete randomness and because of human nature - we see correlation between our actions and the resulting actions from a randomly acting needle and think that we can actually influence the needle when it actually has nothing to do with us.
What are YOUR theories?