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Jul  Meta  How does experience work anyway?    
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3 Member Level: 17 Posts: 24/62 EXP: 20446 For next: 4297 Since: 012814 Since last post: 4.0 years Last activity: 4.0 years 
 
I swear to Celestia, I've been trying to figure this out but there's no logical conclusion (at least for me). How is experience calculated, I need my epeenpoints. 
2Tie Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Level: 63 Posts: 349/1096 EXP: 2049203 For next: 47949 Since: 022210 Pronouns: whatever you want From: here Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 1 day 
 
over time, though the more posts you make, the faster you get some. 
Xkeeper Level: 250 Posts: 21234/24691 EXP: 250097756 For next: 431255 Since: 070307 Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc. Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 2 days 
 
If you can understand php, the code for experience is in lib/functions.php at https://github.com/Xkeeper0/jul 
3 Member Level: 17 Posts: 25/62 EXP: 20446 For next: 4297 Since: 012814 Since last post: 4.0 years Last activity: 4.0 years 
 
Originally posted by 2Tie Yes, but members that have less posts than me have more EXP. By what I understand by quickly skimming function.php, the more posts you make in a day, the more xp you get. 
Kak heh Level: 73 Posts: 1020/1816 EXP: 3374318 For next: 111550 Since: 090313 From: ??? Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 7 hours 
 
Originally posted by 3Also, you get experience every set amount of time.Originally posted by 2Tie This means, an inactive account from 2007 with 15 posts has more EXP than someone who has 30 posts and got there much more recently, because from 2007 to 2014 he gained enough EXP to appear to be in a higher position. 
Xkeeper Level: 250 Posts: 21235/24691 EXP: 250097756 For next: 431255 Since: 070307 Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc. Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 2 days 
 
Basically, EXP = posts × ( posts × days )^{½} 
Cuber456 Fuzzy Don't mind me. Just passing through. Level: 52 Posts: 476/776 EXP: 1072878 For next: 10962 Since: 021912 From: Everywhere at once. Since last post: 272 days Last activity: 272 days 
 
Yo guys, I got this:

3 Member Level: 17 Posts: 33/62 EXP: 20446 For next: 4297 Since: 012814 Since last post: 4.0 years Last activity: 4.0 years 
 
Originally posted by Cuber456 That is a beautiful explanation of the formula. 
Cuber456 Fuzzy Don't mind me. Just passing through. Level: 52 Posts: 477/776 EXP: 1072878 For next: 10962 Since: 021912 From: Everywhere at once. Since last post: 272 days Last activity: 272 days 
 
Originally posted by 3I saw some math and whipped out Mathematica on impulse. The graph certainly helps to visualize the formula. Mathematica is amazing . 
Lyskar 12210 The Chaos within trumps the Chaos without Level: 185 Posts: 12103/12211 EXP: 86980851 For next: 778884 Since: 070307 From: 522887 Since last post: 3.0 years Last activity: 3.0 years 
 
Mm, yes, that does display it pretty well.
It tends to end up scaling pretty directly to post count in the end, there's only a few cases of ancientness outperforming posts... 
2Tie Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Level: 63 Posts: 350/1096 EXP: 2049203 For next: 47949 Since: 022210 Pronouns: whatever you want From: here Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 1 day 
 
yeah, like i've been here for three and a half years more than Kak, and due to his postcount he's six levels above me heh 
Kak heh Level: 73 Posts: 1028/1816 EXP: 3374318 For next: 111550 Since: 090313 From: ??? Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 7 hours 
 
Originally posted by 2TieBut postcounts shouldn't really count, as the important thing should be the post quality. Before I didn't do this, and the results weren't nice. So, I've learnt the lesson the "medium" way. In any case I'm not an user that is able to write a long post about something, so my posts usually tend to be quite short too. 
Lunaria Moon Bunny! :3 Level: 132 Posts: 4987/5620 EXP: 27075706 For next: 56227 Since: 072807 Pronouns: she/her From: pile of fluff Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 4 days 
 
Originally posted by 3You... I like you! :> 
3 Member Level: 17 Posts: 37/62 EXP: 20446 For next: 4297 Since: 012814 Since last post: 4.0 years Last activity: 4.0 years 
 
Originally posted by LunariaOriginally posted by 3You... I like you! :> Brony since the start of 2011. 
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