Bob Sihler wrote:All page scores go down over time unless new votes counter that. Albums may drop more noticeably because they get fewer votes in general.
mvs wrote:I think it actually makes sense because 1) standards rise, and 2) newer information is better not for it's own sake but because it's often more relevent. The most beautiful SP 2002 page which was universally admired so many years ago may well look paltry next to the pages of today, with their embedded maps, videos, and overall higher descriptive standard (some may call this hand-holding but that cat is out of the bag).
For content creators maybe it's an incentive to keep you from resting on your laurels...gotta keep with it!
I won't say the voting system is perfect, but I think some kind of "degrade" process does make sense.
Buz Groshong wrote:I guess this means that Andy Warhol was a better painter than Rembrandt.
ZeeJay wrote:People are making the assumption ...
You can compare the data for these two lovely images. Both have 5 votes and both have a score of about 87. The first is from 2007 and the second from 2011.
http://www.summitpost.org/view-south-to ... 9/c-267593
http://www.summitpost.org/gunsight-trip ... 5/c-710002
Josh Lewis wrote:I would say "Half a Popularity Contest". Photo of the Day is most certainly a popularity contest much of the time, but if you look at the top rated photos of sp, they are pretty darn good. I don't think it was popularity that got them there place... or at least most of them.
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