At 12/4/18 02:49 PM, IoTheEternal wrote:
Yeah those are good. This is on TOP of that, but it also doesn't include all the new users that are fiving themselves and simply being buried, kinda like magma building up underground - so once all the old songs are dealt with THEN there will once AGAIN be an influx of NEW users fiving themselves. It never ends. Some of those get pulled down though if their songs are popular enough to make it onto the popular charts at least, but not enough.
Ah right... and there's a lot of new users joining up too. Seems like an endless stream indeed... brings to mind the idea of removing the ability to fiven your own stuff, but even though I know there's little use to that I just... don't want that feature to go away...
The end of the story is that no songs should ever exist for more than say a day with a rating of 5 out of 5 - they should be cut down and then slowly work their way back up. A system where all the songs are 5 is a broken system, because it means either nobody is voting or nobody is voting HONESTLY.
...or one where everyone is just so overly positive or indoctrinated by the like culture elsewhere on the net that they know no other way. :) But of course that doesn't apply here. And shouldn't for anything where it's possible to rate using a different spectrum entirely.
One thing that would fix this would be to bring back scores on the charts - looking at the charts atm you have no idea what song is rated what - seeing the scores on the charts provides incentives for people to vote, for good or for ill. It's why nobody noticed the pages upon pages of 5s because noone actually clicked the songs to see their scores.
Ah, didn't know that was gone. Too long since I've browsed those pages. That'd be a start. Need to collect all these ideas some place so they reach the right people...
At 12/4/18 03:02 PM, IoTheEternal wrote:
This may be true in other parts of the site but not so much in the audio portal. It was a huge issue - In my 4 year absence NOBODY voted on anything. The audio charts are not self regulating - they need people going through and voting. I am not really sure what the solution is to get more traffic to these charts but something has to be done. I can't do this all by myself with the few people I have helping me out - but if I do nothing the condition just gets worse and people give up.
I'd love to have some sort of incentive. Maybe open up an offer to make voting moderators whose job is to simply go through and vote on things to keep things moving and who get some sorta special points for doing so.
That would be good. Mods or just regular users, whichever works best.
I feel like a long term solution for this needs to be to really revive the interest in music though. Compared to the other sections of the site audio is still not particularly active, is it? Artists keep popping up but usually don't receive the audience they want and end up leaving. Maybe that's changed, though? I get the impression it's just not as interactive a section as the other parts of the site. It's not as visual; not as poppy though; not strange regular users prefer other content types. Plus, you can just listen to music in the background; not have to react so much with it as with the other forms. Maybe just some little 'rate this' notice along with the music player could bring in some extra votes on all this old content?
If SC users start migrating here too, with all the limitations they're imposing over there... who knows, that might be a solution too. .)