At 11/25/13 09:11 AM, TomFulp wrote:
We have a plan to overhaul the voting system and when we do that, all of the Portals will becoming a unified set of code and will award EXP. I would also like to award EXP per vote, with a daily max, vs making you reach the daily max in order to deposit. This way if you just vote on one thing a day, you can still slowly climb the charts. Right now you can vote on four things a day and make no progress if you don't vote on that fifth thing.
Hmm... Why should a person who has more experience in watching flash movies and playing flash games be more competent at judging art or music? I mean, the principle behind experience makes quite a bit of sense, that people who've experienced more of a certain thing will have a better capacity to judge whether something is up to NG's standards and how good, relatively, it is.
The new system will also be based on one vote per submission per user. This will allow us to discover vote fraud much more easily and it will let users keep a personal log of everything they have voted on, so they can go back and look and sort it, or potentially choose to make their data public. Your vote score and review score would be one unified score, to minimize all the score complexity. You'll be able to edit your score if something improves later. Presumably, if all goes to plan, at least.
Wait, what? Vote fraud? What exactly do you mean by that? A NG user should only vote on something once, and never again? That seems like an arbitrary imposition, given the (current) open nature of the system, and raises a few questions, such as what happens if someone changes their mind? I have to say, this is first time (as best I can recall) when this issue has come up and been put like this. Or am I reading too much into your statement?
The idea of having votes be (optionally) public is intriguing, mind you.
While planning all this stuff we actually start to question the favorites system for content... We've discussed converting everyone's favorites lists into Playlists under their account, and in the future they can choose to either add items to their playlists of favorites, or just vote on them to have in their voting log. Just another one of those things that could reduce complexity. We also talk about using content favorites as a way to follow the content when it has updates, but that could also work by just following the artist and it would reduce confusion in what happens when you click a pink heart, because pink hearts would only appear next to artists and not content.
Hmm, I'm quite happy with the system as it is, but I guess I'm just too used to it. Mind you, I did hate it when you guys changed the order in which the favourites are added (new favourites now going to the top of the queue). And as long as I keep the old ones and easily add to the new ones (to keep track, of course), it's not a big deal and as long as new people find it easier to use, it works anyway.