At 2/4/13 09:07 AM, LittleWashu wrote:
Best explanation so far.
Though there also isn't as much flash as there used to be a few years ago. Back then it was usual with a hundred or so blammed submissions per day, and still plenty of submissions went through. Now there's usually not even a hundred submissions total per day, it's a shame, but apparently the interest in creating stuff has decreased... or maybe it's the interest in spamming the portal with crap to give people free blam points? I kinda liked that tradition...
I also think it has to do with the change in Internet culture in general. With sites like FB and YT and their 'Like!' system, where people are constantly told to like stuff, the spirit of voting has probably changed from numeric to just 5 or 0, yes or no, with yes being the default just to favor the author. Everything is becoming easier, just like reviews nowadays are mostly just words or one-liners whereas they used to be at least a couple of sentences. The overall standard is sinking for pretty much everything.
The whistle system really needs to get back in business too, getting blam points is way harder than it should be, even when there's not the same amount of stuff to blam..