At 2/16/14 06:20 PM, Dev wrote:
UPDATE #11: FEBRUARY 16th, 2014
Yay! Thank you, Dev - another bright spot in my otherwise dreary life!
I started a new job this past month that frequently has me working 6 days a week, so the update may not always be on the 15th from this point on, though I will try and make it as close as possible. Anyway, you'll notice that I added a few new stat trackers above the list for total blams/saves and BP. Not really important, but one can never have too many stats, am I right? :P
Congrats on the new job - hope it works out well for you! I am sure I speak for all of us that we do appreciate your efforts here, and if the update is a day or two late, we all understand - not to worry.
As for more stats ... yes, yes, MY Precious...we loves statses...pretty statses...shiny statses we hides away from those ugly little hobbittses!
Ok - I'm back... sorry about the digression.
As for the blam/protect ratios , voting fairly and blacklisting: I can only speak about my habits and my opinion - which, after many years here on Newgrounds, goes something like this: Log in when I can, and review and vote fairly when I do, and clobber any foul reviews that I see. I'm not on as much as I was years back - real life does take it's toll - but when I am on I do get to vote on a subset of what plops through the portal. It is a lot of crap, and even with voting zero on the obvious crap, I only managed about 86 blams to 857 protects from 1/15/2014 through 2/15/2014 - a "wonderful" 10:1 ratio.
I don't really worry about ranking anymore...it's nice to see I'm up in the top 12, but that's not as important as voting fairly. I am sure if I upvoted everything I saw I'd have a lot more protects - but definitely less blams.
The problem is if the minority of voters vote fairly, and the majority vote to protect, all of our collective blam votes are lost against the tide of stat-whoring. Ms. Gagsy took a stand a few months ago - pretty much "blam" or no vote at all. I admire that...
So I wonder if we could try an experiment: from 3/1/2014 through 3/15/2014 all of us do the same thing - if a flash needs to be blammed, zero it - but if it's ok, just don't vote on it (don't worry, the save whores will cover it). It's only 2 weeks - but it would be interesting to see the outcome...yes, it could offset your monthly points, but so what?
Personally, I think we'd all see more blams - those "borderline" flashes that would get upvoted would be blammed now, as only blams would matter.
I am NOT saying we should zero-bomb everything - no no no no no! But I am saying we should learn to look with a more critical eye on what should pass and what should be removed.
But, hey, that's just my opinion -
Also, congrats to Afro_Stud and VJF for finally taking my #1 spot for most top 5 finishes. ;_;
007) 136905 0013 000.4 Wylo
008) 134726 0092 003.0 ViceFullbuster
009) 124684 0753 024.3 Coop
010) 121869 0676 021.8 Ehwaz003
011) 115479 0000 000.0 courtday
012) 108359 0857 027.6 byteslinger
013) 100017 0000 000.0 ramagi
014) 100014 0000 000.0 Denvish
015) 97577 0155 005.0 Gagsy
Just chugging along with Coop and just a shade better than Ehwaz. If I continue on at 27 a day, I might actually reach #11 by sometime in November - or at least by year's end. That would be nice...we'll see....
Thanks again, Dev, for the update - it is appreciated!