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2018-04-05 06:48
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4266
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"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)"

I am tired too about that topic, but just because *you* dont like it, its no reason to close it. This moderator function is abused way too much.
 
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2018-04-07 14:04
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8600
Quote:
my little troll(s) votes average on a 3 or 4 ..never a 1

fun fact: those would often be more efficient "downvotes" than 1s :=)
2018-04-07 15:41
cadaver

Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 1062
What if the voting algorithm was replaced with a straight average? Would it result in throwing the charts in an unholy mess? :)
2018-04-07 16:12
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1659
Quote: What if the voting algorithm was replaced with a straight average? Would it result in throwing the charts in an unholy mess? :)

That is something I guess only Perff can answer. :)
2018-04-08 12:48
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8600
it should just show the median value, instead of first computing the median, and then try to "correct" the votes in some totally broken way :=)
2018-04-08 18:23
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 810
Nah, interquartile mean :)
2018-04-09 11:43
Rastah Bar

Registered: Oct 2012
Posts: 154
Maybe this should be a compo ;-)

Like this:
Everybody can propose an algorithm. Then an iterative method is used to decide the winner: the algorithm that ranks highest according to the current CSDB algorithm is used to evaluate all entries again. If a different algorithm then has the most points, the evaluation is repeated with that one, etc., until it converges. If it does not converge, I'm afraid we'll be stuck with the current algorithm.
2018-04-09 12:01
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4266
wat?
2018-04-09 12:49
Mr Ammo

Registered: Oct 2002
Posts: 115
Quoting Color Bar
Maybe this should be a compo ;-)

Like this:
Everybody can propose an algorithm. Then an iterative method is used to decide the winner: the algorithm that ranks highest according to the current CSDB algorithm is used to evaluate all entries again. If a different algorithm then has the most points, the evaluation is repeated with that one, etc., until it converges. If it does not converge, I'm afraid we'll be stuck with the current algorithm.


Why not look at the data:

This is how the official results of the non-standard time signature music compo compares to the results based on all votes on CSDb. In the second table the result is based on the real mean and in third table the result is based on the the super duper secret weighted average that CSDb uses.
Official results:
=================

1. Monofail by LMan (9.08)
2. OdDnB by Jammer (9.00)
3. Slipper by Saul Cross (8.46)
4. Plarp by Mermaid (8.42)
5. AfD Kaputt Schlagen - TOT by Spider Jerusalem (8.17)
6. In Ruhe 1 Abseilen by Spider Jerusalem (7.67)
7. Gypsophila by Saul Cross (7.62)
8. Harder Times by Mibri (7.58)
(based on 13 voters using a google sheets vote sheet)


Results based on the avarage of all votes:
==========================================

Rank   Title / Entry              # Votes Real Mean
----   -------------              ------- ----------
1      Monofail                    33     9.67
2      OdDnB                       35     9.54
3      Slipper                      9     9.33
4      Plarp!                      16     9.00
5      AfD Kaputt Schlagen - TOT   14     9.00
6      Harder Times                10     8.90
7      In Ruhe 1 Abseilen           8     8.75
8      Gypsophila                  14     8.50


Results based on CSDb weighted average:
=======================================

Rank   Title / Entry              # Votes CSDb Mean
----   -------------              ------- ---------
1      Monofail                    33     9.70 
2      OdDnB                       35     9.60 
3      Slipper                      9     9.40 
4      AfD Kaputt Schlagen - TOT   14     9.10 
5      Plarp!                      16     9.00 
6      Gypsophila                  14     8.90 
7      Harder Times                10     8.80 
8      In Ruhe 1 Abseilen           8     8.70 

Seems like the 13 voters are representative for the average CSDb voter. Only rank 6, 7 and 8 seem to differ in order.
2018-04-09 13:41
Mibri

Registered: Feb 2018
Posts: 5
In light of the above results and statistics, I hereby propose that we change the system so that it displays the real mean...!

Seriously though, at the end of the day, I think reputation - while impossible to measure - is the most important thing rather than scores on individual releases; the most accomplished sceners will always be the best remembered and the most respected in general. People downvoting out of jealousy or tactics or whatever - surely this is just the ugly flipside of respect. I know I'm new-ish on here so my opinion might not carry very much weight, but I think we probably can just rise above this issue.
2018-04-09 17:29
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 505
Of course I have also witnessed quite funny CSDb algo results after casting a vote.

But although only little above a dozen people voted for PETSCII compo 2017, I found neither meaningful nor even scandalous divergence of final results from CSDb results. So if Mr Ammo's comparison of Nonstandard voting with CSDb proves anything, then probably that there is rather less reason for drama than some think.

PS: After the BCC#12 voting drama, I was glad we've got CSDb voting to show ranks in a more realistic light ;)
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