Bubba Suess wrote:If the desire is there to simplify the voting then a like/dislike system could work if a third option was 'abstain' or something like that. Obviously that may not be the best name for it but it works for the discussion. Voting 'abstain' would not change the score but communicate to the page builder that someone has the opinion the page is coming along but needs to be improved. One could even install a mechanism that would notify someone to review their 'abstain' vote after so much time has elapsed. If the page has not improved then one can dislike it. If it has improved, one can like it.
Great point. This is in the direction I was proposing earlier. A system to push folks in the right direction when a page is alright or of lesser quality. There are a lot of great contributions to SP, however I've seen some good mountains that deserve a lot better of a job done to them. I wouldn't hesitate to use the button Bubba proposed (I'd think about it of course).
MarkDidier wrote:Page quality improves via communication with the submitter. I would recommend that for any Dislike, the voter is forced to submit a comment (or PM). Giving a submitter constructive criticism and recommendations is what will improve page quality. If the submitter does nothing, then the issue could easily be escalated to the elves for action from there. This could easily be accomplished by having the Comment box pop up with a Dislike.
Great post Mark! You hit the nail on this one. I wouldn't mind publicly saying why I thought a page needed improvements. If I was worried about my reputation, I wouldn't get involved with the politics of SP.
Montana Matt wrote:Again, if someone can provide me with a mathematical equation for a system where you count a 10 vote and calculate a total score based on it, then you count a 7 vote and calculate a total score based on the 7 and the 10, and that total score isn't lower than it was when there was only a 10, I'd be happy to try implementing and testing it.
I'm pretty sure there is a way to deal with this. Make 5/10 neutral, less than 5/10 negative, and everything above 5/10 positive. In some sense TrekNature pulled this off. In this example someone voted 1/2 on my photo. This did not bring down the score. They don't have any negative points, but I'm sure they could have. With a 6/10 you could have it designed so that it's not the actual vote weight that is given, but is the one that we (SP users) see. Behind the scenes it could add the appropriate number based on your vote weight (it would be minor in this case). If this kind of a system was made, a 4/10 would do little to bring down the score. That would be a good thing! This would make it possible to down vote without being "too mean". And of course if the content is actually of poor quality you would vote less than 4/10 which would bring down the score to what it should be according to the votes.