questionsdoes anyone know what formula woot uses to…

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Monkeys pounding on calculators.

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Stop. Just stop. Reputation is a lot like fight club...we don't talk about it. Just sit there, be an active member and your stats will rise.

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@studerc: It IS Pointless Question Day.

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They multiply your questions rep by your shoe size. Then they deduct your age from the number of days you've been a member and multiply that by Pi. Then they take the square root of a bowling alley and measure the amount of water it displaces in the scum pond across the street from woot headquarters.

They take that number and total it up with your IQ and multiply all of them together. They count the number of cars that drive by the facility on a daily basis and divide your total by that number. Afterwards, they give out freezer pops to the calculator pounding monkeys, but keep track of the ratio of red vs purple pops eaten. They multiply your result by this number.

The final number is then dumped into a giant fish bowl where it is selected at random by a woot rep. They then randomly assign it to someone else. That's their rep now. Yours was obtained the same way but with someone else's information.

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@capguncowboy: Superb explanation!! Makes more sense than any of the previous non-explanations. Thank you! :-D

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@capguncowboy: "The final number is then dumped into a giant fish bowl where it is selected at random by a woot rep. They then randomly assign it to someone else. That's their rep now. Yours was obtained the same way but with someone else's information."

So that explains how for several hours earlier today, I took the top spot. It makes perfect sense now - THANKS!

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I lost @snapster's old formula that was the quadratic equation at the end. It was the perfect answer.

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@capguncowboy: And all this time I thought they used a modified Magic 8 Ball.

Your's makes more sense based on what I've seen over the years.

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Darned Marines. Always need a goal, a hill to take, a leaderboard to climb. Drop and give us 50 and we'll tell you the real secret of making the grade.

Semper fi.

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@capguncowboy: Superb answer.....I applaud! @snapster: Glad to see you back, in black! I can only imagine the way you would be spinning in your grave if you were dead. I mean that out of respect. :)