Response to Voting System Overhaul Proposal 2015-01-13 22:40:53
Hey Tom, the one thing that always got me was that my NG level didn't mean much other than increased voting power.
After the NG redesign it seemed like my NG profile stats got pushed into a corner and more out of sight.
I always thought as having an account on NG was like an RPG, you vote in the portal, gain exp and level up as if the site was like a game to promote community participation and self moderation. But really what are you voting for.
Maybe adding profile achievements to keep members interested and something to set goals towards would be an easy start. Like 5 Years of Service, Reached Level 60, Wrote 10k Reviews, Won Daily Feature Award.
BTW I like the idea of having the review score taking more weight over the voting, I know a long time ago people just voted 0 or 5 and many tried to cheat the system. Also only voting once is good.
Funny story about people, I learnt something about human behavior about polls, when given the option of 0 to 5 and a negative joke option, a large number of people will always select the negative joke, when asked about it they said because it's fun. When people are put in a negative experience such as a poor service and given a quality of service survey, the majority of people voted highest quality of service, when asked about why they voted the best, they answered "I was being sarcastic" or "I just wanted to get away from the survey". Bizarre