Thanks for all of the great feedback everyone!
Bob Burd wrote:One fallout is that everyone's points are going to be lowered marginally due to lost votes. I figured if everyone knew this was the case globally, no one would care.
Not only are power points going to change dramatically, but so will page/image scores.
Matt Lemke wrote:Likes/Dislikes should then be anonomous...seeing who voted on your pages is absurd
Bob Burd wrote:I agree. Dislikes could be encouraged, but not not required to add a reason. Anonymous voting was a big problem in the past, as pointed out.
Votes will not be anonymous. It caused major problems in the past and opens the doors to rampant abuse of the system.
Dow Williams wrote:Rather I recommend a complete new visitor to the site have as much weight as I do in so much as to whether a photo, route beta, trip report, etc is interesting/exceptional.
Giving a newly registered user full voting power will also open the voting system to abuse, which was also a problem in the past. Perhaps new users should have equal voting rights, but they should have to be active on the site for at least X days? Maybe it won't be an issue now? I suppose we could try allowing full, equal voting rights to everyone and then address any problems as they arise.
I still think it would be preferable to be able to help a page score, but not as much as a full like or a 10/10 if the situation warranted. When a new member puts up a marginal page I'm not going to give it a full like, and won't dislike. But I'd like to acknowledge via their score that it was better than nothing if an honest effort.
I was thinking the same thing. Something for a mediocre page, as in an "OK, but needs improvement". People might shy away from giving such pages an "unlike", especially if everyone else already clicked "like". I've voted a lot of 5's on such pages and hopefully no one is offended when they automatically turn to dislikes.
Initially, I was also thinking about something along these lines. I thought it would be helpful for people to have a way to say: "I looked at the page and it's OK. Not great and not bad." Translating into "It's acceptable, but it could use some work." But I think that's what comments are for. And currently no one really votes that way. 99% of the votes are either a 1 or a 10. I went looking for an example of a 3-option voting system and couldn't find one, but there are plenty of 2-option systems. It just makes more sense to do a like/dislike system if that's what more people want over a 5 option or a 10 option system like we currently have.
mrchad9 wrote:if describing this in terms of Likes and Dislikes, also give the ability to give half a Like, or half a Dislike. Maybe even go to thirds or quarters but not beyond that. A Dislike could erase a like in the score calculation, but have no more weight than that (unless there were more total Dislikes). Under this scenarios no matter what fraction you liked a page it would still help their score, and nothing to be upset about that.
That's really not much different than the current SP voting system. I think people fixate too much on the score number and how it changes when they vote. The current system was devised with the intent that people would vote like this:
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1 The Worst. Ever.
3 Pretty Bad
4 Below Average
6 Above Average
7 Pretty Good
9 Wow! Amazing
10 The Best. Ever.
But everyone (99%) votes 1 or 10. Seems pretty obvious to me that the right direction to go is the like/dislike system.