HERE'S AN IDEA:
GET RID OF DUAL RATING SYSTEMS.
BY DUAL RATING SYSTEMS, I AM REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT THERE IS A 5-POINT RATING SYSTEM (WITH THE BLACK DUDE) AND A 10-POINT RATING SYSTEM (REVIEW).
The 10-point rating system (review) should stay.
The 5-point rating system should leave.
It doesn't make sense.
Why have two different rating systems when you only need one? Especially one that comes with a review?
Why allow multiple votes?
Why have an anonymous, flawed voting system (flawed in the sense that since it's anonymous, people will often feel obliged to vote 0 or 5 to "zero-bomb" or "even out the score" when in fact their rating of 0 or 5 is generally not reflective of their true thoughts of the song [if they even have thoughts about the song -- chances are voters who are not the author probably vote 0 without even listening to it] [plus, the author can just consistently vote 5s over time to raise their score -- doesn't make much sense)?
Why not eliminate this flawed voting system and have one that is much more likely reflective of the author's views (which can be inferred from the actual review), and, since it's not anonymous and not open to multiple votes, will demotivate people from immature voting behavior?
The same could feasibly be said for the flash portal, but the voting issues mainly occur with the audio portal so I'm bringing it up here.
This policy has never made much sense to me. You rarely see any other sites that have a dual rating system, especially one where one of the rating systems is very flawed.
IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, NEWGROUNDS. GET RID OF YOUR NOSTALGIC FEELINGS FOR THE LITTLE BLACK DUDE AND BAN THAT MOTHERFUGGER.