At 3/3/13 06:12 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
The only guy who levels up is the movie lover, even though they both have the same activity on the site.
He will also sway an audio vote more than the audio lover.
I get that, but I still think that the main content of the site should have priority. A website that doesn't have a core and just focuses equally on everything won't spark the same level of interest, new users need to be directed to a main form of content. I can't think of any successful site that doesn't have a main focus. If you look at the competition, like DA or YT, they've both specialized in a specific field. For me, the portal has always been the core of this website.
Other than "that's the way it's always been", and i really don't want people to think that's an acceptable answer.
It's not just a habit, it's a framework for success. Tradition and history work in the favor of anything, though I don't mean everything should just stay as it is and never change, but improvement isn't reinventing the wheel, it's making it better. The audio portal was originally a place where flash developers could fetch resources for their creations, and still is to a certain extent. The art portal is a great place to showcase another form of creativity, the whole site is like a great network of different content forms, but as a human being it needs a heart to keep pumping blood into all these different arteries.
In the proposed system older users will still have the levels (which they earned from movies and games), except people could ALSO gain xp from art and audio.
I'm all for rewards, but the level system being reserved for the main type of content is a great way to keep that type of content alive, and to show which content is the main focus, though admittedly that's becoming hard the way the menu is now arranged. If all content types were equal gain, then what would happen if the userbase slowly moved in the direction of one subsidiary content form instead the original one? Can you imagine this place as an art portal, with the flash section mainly a place for commercial games and people to sometimes showcase their galleries? The site would fall to the bottom of the competition in said genre, whereas it still is the largest community for dynamic creativity online.
The scouting system in audio and art is also moderated by the users.
Yet without the need for B/P, which combined with EXP add to total VP. How about a system where the amount of scouted users combined with your EXP add to your voting power for that content type? That might be motivation.
... so why not include audio and art in the monthly voting? :p
$700 more in prize money? Changing focus of the website? More work for the staff? A few reasons. :) If the monthly voting for these two forms of content were separate though, and unprized, a merit without announcement, I'm all for it. Shouldn't be too hard with a system that directs different users to different monthly voting panels based on which section of the site they frequent the most, so people who vote more on art or audio get to vote on a monthly panel for art or audio. The results could then be posted to either art or audio forums.