Percy, I have a problem with your rating algorhythm. For many weeks I have been around 5.3 or so. That's fine. But then I posted the Lani Guinier obit and got 1 cheer, but for some reason my rating shot up to 7.8!!!
Seems a tad flukey. Maybe a bug you can look into?
I think I should still be around 5.3 or 5.4.
Since you keep a lifetime record of how many posts each EvC member has made, I would just divide lifetime likes by lifetime posts, and then maybe have a Last 100 posts Likes? And if there was a way to screen out certain posts that automatically get lots of likes, like birthdays of kids and similar kinds of posts.....