uh... im sorry for having to be negative again.
but why is this needed?
if something isnt necessary for some reason, i think its always better to leave the things alone people got used to.
and i think voting is really important for NG. its even sad to think about the iconic characters of NG being gone with the voting buttons, but if there would be only one score it would be so simple and dull. i think the votes should stay like the votes that actually affect the score of a submission, and the reviews should stay like the reviews you can write, with a score only there to show how you personally would rate something, without it affecting the score of the submission.
what if you dont want to affect the score but want to show your personal score with the review?
the current system is just good for that. your review score is just for information, and for review scores, but it does get your review categorized... or.. you know, whatever it is called when you sort the reviews by score... instead of just writing it in the review like "10/10!!11"
i dont think the voting should be this closely related to reviews. , the should stay separated just like now and just like how it was for so many years.
voting on a submission more times gave freedom, and more competition.
since now, what will happen if you voted on something years ago, leveled and got your rank up by like 10 levels each? if you change your vote the new vote strength will apply?
and that exp bar.. what the hell why do something like that? the text right now explains everything just right, looks serious enough but still laid back. its like the NG staff talking to us.
what about the things like when your vote was the last needed for a submission to be protected or blammed? these were special occassions, for me at last.
getting exp for every vote seems unnecessary too... getting the whole thing only when you vote on 5 submissions seems like a good motivation to keep doing the voting at least until you got the exp. i think people will still do that anyway if they care about the exp, but if they dont, its less motivation for them to keep voting on things if they started it, or will get nothing.
and i always thought the audio and art portals are special places. that NG is mainly a flash portal, and thats why voting on those portals doesnt give exp. if people would get exp for voting there, they wouldnt need to view flash submissions to level up, and so they might view them less.
and having permanent reviews made people need to actually think through what they will write about. and gave opportunity for people to flag them and get their whistles better instead of the people just editing or deleting them.
uh.. so i dont know.
i thought you were like me, Mr Tom Fulp, in the sense that you wouldnt want to change something people got used to and used for like.. so many years.. and worked for so many years.
this site is one of the online homes of me, and i hope it can be one of the few that cares about and keeps the old values.. or like, values the old values.
wells thank you for asking people's opinion by the way, even if you change this , this will be one of the best websites.
uh i might be able to write more about this but i just want to post it quick so maybe you will see it
(oh and to the person above, giving exp for reviews would result in people trying to write reviews everywhere even if they wouldnt like to. it would just generate a lot of spam or un-thought out reviews...)
(uh i forgot to mention... double exp weekends dont sound too good...
it would create inbalance. i think there shouldnt be special times when you get more exp or whatever. a day shouldnt be more suitable for getting exp or anything else than an other. it wouldnt be right to try make it a habit for people to vote more on weekends, this isnt what they should come here for)