Step 2 - Quantify
Quantification is the process of assigning a numerical score to each praise statement based on its perceived impact and value to the community.
Quantification transforms subjective peer feedback into objective metrics that can power community intelligence, reputation systems, and tokenized rewards.
Who are the Quantifiers?
Quantifiers are trusted community members who independently review praise statements and score them on a predefined scale.
Quantifiers are randomly assigned praise items to avoid bias. Each praise is scored by multiple quantifiers and their ratings are averaged to determine a final score.
Praise believes in a bottoms up approach to scoring. Quantifiers are encouraged to use their own judgment to assign scores based on the perceived impact of each praise. Over time, this will lead to a more accurate scoring system that reflects the values of the community. The goal is to create a system that is both objective and flexible. The scores should reflect the values of the community, rather than being imposed from the top down.
Several safeguards are in place to prevent score manipulation:
- Quantifiers work independently without knowing others' scores
- Random assignment makes collusion difficult
- Requiring multiple scores per praise mitigates personal bias
Generating a Praise Score
Each Praise receives at least 3 independent scores which are averaged to generate a final score:
Praise: "@john for writing a great tutorial on setting up Praise"
Quantifier 1: 55
Quantifier 2: 60
Quantifier 3: 65
Final Score = (55 + 60 + 65) / 3 = 60
This objective scoring data powers many benefits of the Praise system down the line.
Ready to become a Quantifier and help score community contributions? Talk to your community leaders!