because you haven't read through this thread and is closed to being banned for being an ignorant fool >:(
Oh ok, that makes complete sense :P
On all seriousness Rucklo, I don't want to get on your bad side and I apologize for not backing up my statement with other remarks. It just seems there wasn't an adequate response to that previous suggestion.
Here are some quotes with the suggestion and various responses:
An idea to prevent the 0 bombers is to have the name of the person (username) and how much they voted. If you see the same person doing the same thing to others then you should be able to report this to an admin and have them banned from voting. Hell if they aren't doing anything good for the portal(s) why let them vote?
I'd say this is a reasonable idea and one that shouldn't take too much time to make and implement. Mind you I know nothing of programming so I could be completely wrong and it could be hard as fuck. Though I do think that this should be used for the sake of audio and even flash artists.
you cant do that because people are immature and would vote the same you voted on, and that would be stupid, its fine that you dont know who it is, either make it so people can only vote once, or make it so you have to listen to the song before you vote cause im pretty sure zero bombers wont sit there for 3-5 minutes in those really long songs, just to vote zero, i mean some might but i bet most wouldn't
Have the mods' watch who zero votes alot?
You can't expect the mods of NG to monitor like 20,000 people and the every vote they make
. Just add a script or something, that way if someone votes X number of times all 0's... they're put on a "blacklist" which is monitored by mods. If they are found to in fact be zero bombing, they're banned and deleted.
Just my suggestion.
I dont see how that would help - there are a lot of songs out there that legitimately deserve zeros. Have you listened to half the stuff in the voice acting genre? Half of them arent even music - or vocal- theyre just static!
Now I must clarify that I'm not for allowing other users the ability to see who voted what on their songs, but rather for noting MALICIOUS zero voting. And Malicious can be an elastic term to whatever specifications admin would deem. (Ten 0 votes in a row; Five 0 votes in a row with 0 reviews... whatever you feel deems malicious).
The answers received regarding this viewpoint is:
1) We can't expect the mods to monitor this.
2) There are a lot of songs that legitimately deserve 0's.
Yes, i agree with Chronomat, there are songs that deserve to be voted zero. I don't agree however that because there are songs out there that deserve 0's that it legitimizes malicious 0 voting, especially not in mass voting occurances.
Yes, i agree with LiquidEvolution that we can't just EXPECT the mods to monitor this. NG is a great tool and something everyone on here should be grateful for and the fact that we even have this community is amazing; that we can watch, listen and contribute is something we shouldn't take for granted. I don't agree however, that just because we can't just expect it, we can't suggest or request it. It has been used on other sites with ranging success and even other malicious activity by users on this site is noted and action is taken against them (Insert ban reason here). I have noticed that one of the top concerns of users on this site this the MALICIOUS 0 voting of users (Typically mass 0 voting). If there were measures taken to reduce malicious 0 voting there would be considerable less complaining, less people leaving NG, more people recommending the AP portal to musicians AND listeners. If malicious 0 voting is reduced the chances of better material to rise to the top would increase. Having better music on the front page will increase the visitors to the NG AP portal, and obviously to NG in general. Increase the quality in music on the top lists of every genre help Flash artists find better music for their submissions, thus slightly increasing their submission.
I think those that have suggested this idea before were on to something, and I think it should be addressed more in depth. That is all I am requesting.
On a side note. I'm so new and so unknown that zero voting has not even effected me. This isn't a rant or chance for me to justify my music. I honestly think this could be beneficial to the community as a whole.