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2018-03-31 19:37
Jailbird

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 1526
The voting system is completely retarded

I just can't wrap my head around this unmitigated, pure crap we use for voting. Here's a situation where I actually have to vote waaaay lower than it deserves, in order to increase a release's rating.

This is simply ridiculous.



"Hey, this release is really cool, I'll give it a tenner."




"WTF, the rating got lower?!? Ok, maybe it counts as an illicit upvote and it is filtered with some clever algorythm, let's go with 9 then."




"Damn, now it's way lower than it would be without my vote. Maybe an 8 will help?"




"Nah, this is getting worse, but let's see what happens if I vote with a 7."




"Shit, still no good, I'll jump to an ever lower number just for the sake of experiencing more of this shit."




"Oh great, now we're getting somewhere, one more try."




"YEY! I love this release, so it will get a 6 from me."
 
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2018-04-04 08:26
MagerValp

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 924
Mods please remove voting from the site and close this thread.

Thank you!
2018-04-04 09:13
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 1964
Quote: Mods please remove voting from the site and close this thread.

Thank you!


If only we mods could remove the voting, it would have been done already since a long time.
2018-04-04 10:17
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 505
Quoting Cruzer
Quoting TWW
make votes public, end of problem. What's the problem?
Apparently that it's the road to tyranny. ...

LMAO
you guys are killing me X_D
2018-04-04 14:35
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8600
what a cute thread. whats wrong with you guys? =D
2018-04-04 18:25
DJS

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 35
Like, Neutral opinion or Dislike would suit the common voting trend better.... But I get it, it's tough... People have put effort in something (usually).

In compo's I'd like to see order of preference instead of giving scores, I think that would be the most honest way to determine an end score.
2018-04-04 18:31
spider-j

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 167
Quote:
In compo's I'd like to see order of preference instead of giving scores

Yep.
On the other hand: sorting all the entries from compos like crack intro music, he-man compo and 128 byte charset compo would be a hell of a job then ;-)
2018-04-04 18:44
Adam

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 208
Quote: All my votes (the few I've made) are public.

In this case my vote (suggestion/support) would be: make votes public, end of problem.

What's the problem? Feelings???? HAHAHA fucking SJWs...

Respect is earned, not given. HTFU!


making all votes public would not be the end to the problem, I can guarantee it would be the start of many more problems since this site contains far too many sad and egotistical clowns that will then go on to harass people that voted for the way they did. also, I'm not sure where the rest of comment fits in with the rest of the conversation. what do 'sjws' have to do with anything? "respect is earned, not given" - what? I don't understand what you mean by that.

when you vote at your elections, do you write down your name on the ballot before you cast it? of course not. why should it be any different elsewhere? oh, I know why.. because of the sad and giant egotistical clowns that want to give other users trouble for the way they voted. this is the only reason why some users want all votes public, and we all know it's true. the harassment of users has happened before by unhappy uploaders that become infuriated because they 'believe' their upload should have got a higher score. It will continue to happen until all votes are anonymous or the voting system is just deleted/disabled.
2018-04-04 20:01
spider-j

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 167
Quote:
I'm not sure where the rest of comment fits in with the rest of the conversation. what do 'sjws' have to do with anything? "respect is earned, not given" - what? I don't understand what you mean by that.

Wild guess: "drunk on the internet"-syndrome :)
2018-04-05 00:13
TWW

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 436
CRAP! Had written a solid answer but the damn forum bugged out and it was not submitted....

So please visualise a smart reply here about this and HA!
2018-04-05 00:24
Moloch

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 1772
Adam summed things up nicely and now another pointless thread about voting at CSDb comes to a close.

(read: Things aren't going to change)
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