At 3/23/05 03:19 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
We have decided to experiment with a timer on the vote bar for users who watch entries that are "Under Judgment." Basically it delays the vote bar from appearing for a certain amount of time based on the size of the entry. So a 5MB entry would result in the vote bar being hidden for about 50 seconds. If the entry is 10k, the vote bar will appear almost instantly after the movie/game window is launched. We may play around and adjust the length of time the vote bar is delayed.
IMO, I think a 5MB entry should result the vote bar being hidden for around 100 seconds. I know that's a little too much, but it would at least people would have to watch the flash longer before making a vote. A 5MB entry could last around ten minutes, but there's always the crap that have bad optimizations.
That's what I think the vote bar delay should be like, but if you find the delay a bit over the top, then that's fine. I won't force you to increase the voting delay. I just feel that there will be flashes with great quality that are around 5MB and if the delay is a little longer, people will have to watch more of the flash. Some recent very good flashes that have been released recently I have watched do last quite a long time (I am aware that the delay can be quite annoying for some people that have finished watching a crappy 5MB flash and have to wait a while before the voting panel appears) and there will be people who will not bother to watch the flash or not bother to watch enough of the flash.
Maybe I'm wrong about the last part there since I always try to watch the entire flash, even if the flash can be utter crap. Once I've finished watching and I vote, I see people have already voted on the flash by looking at the score since I've been the first viewer of quite a lot of flashes. If I am wrong about something I've said in my post, then I am sorry. I just wanted to post my opinion about this new delay time for Under judgment flashes.