At 8/20/01 06:50 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/20/01 09:08 AM, zoro wrote:
I think you should have at least three choices. I'd still like to see neutral in the game.Cute icons! Here is what I am thinking... And why I think that two options is sufficient.
Other than that its two thumbs fresh.
Imagine someone watches a movie. They think, "That movie isn't too good", so they give it a thumbs down.
The second person comes to see the movie. They don't think it is that great, but they see it has a score of 0%, so they give it a thumbs up because they think it isn't THAT BAD. So now the movie has 50%.
The next user comes along and thinks the movie deserves more than 50%, so he gives it a thumbs up - it now has 75%. The next user doesn't think it is worth that much, so he gives it a thumbs up... Now it is somewhere around 64% - I'm no math genius.
The point is, people tend to vote on whether they want to see the score go higher or lower, which is why I think this system would work. Comments? :)
In that case, perhaps instead of thumbs you should use something closer to the point: a 'raise' arrow and a 'lower' arrow. (With your current voting power measured in votes per day hovering beside the two.)
I don't like the idea of giving into the tide and changing from the concept of 'review board' to the concept of 'ratings war'.. but you seem set on the idea, so I suppose you're the boss of things here. Perhaps alongside of changing the voting system, you should somehow add a tweak to the reviewing system - to encourage hype and vote-pushing on the left and reasoned analysis on the right. Maybe you could give the reviews more prominence in the Portal, by having a Top 50 by reviews as well as a Top 50 by popular vote.
I noticed in a few other places there were people asking to have the voting power shifted, from those that vote commonly to those that submit good movies.
Taking my ideas so far a bit further, how about:
* A Top 50 by votes, and a Top 50 by reviews;
* voting power enhanced by voting commonly;
* reviewing power enhanced by a good batting average.
* You only review a movie once; you can vote for a movie as much as you want (per day.)
This way, we can have the 'high' and 'low' cultures of Newgrounds living side by side! :)