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Posted on 11-Apr-2001 13:00 GMT by Christian Kemp10 comments
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Ever since I introduced a ratings system ten months ago, people have mostly been ignoring it. Since the very low usage doesn't justify the storage required, as well as the increase in average bandwidth per transfer, I'm removing all rating functionality as of today. As a result, the main page should now weigh in at about 4k less than before.
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 1 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Ralph on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
No big loss IMHO...
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 2 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
Thanks Chris
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Posted by Christian Kemp on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Ralph):
That's what I was thinking, too. :)
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 4 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Thomas Würgler on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
I'll miss it :(
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 5 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Rob on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
Can't say I've ever even noticed them.
Are you sure they were working properly????
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 6 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by alt3reg0 on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
Perhaps less useful for news (People seemed to vote 1 for bad news and 5 for good news, not considering if it's relevant or if the poster did a good job) but I was really interested in what people thinks of my rant about native AmigaDE.. But hey, 3 votes averaging 5.0 isn't that bad ;P
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 7 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
I liked it. It was a good way to know if a posted news was welcome or not. Most of the people were doing it on the wrong way: giving bad marks for bad news and good mark for good news. But at least it was a kind of mini poll for each news item. I remember that I posted one that got 13 5.0 and then went to 17 4.75. My conclusion was that it has been usefull to post that one :)
Perhaps we need two rating system: one for information relevance and one for is it good news for you ?
But this there is some chance that it would be too complicated.
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Posted by Christian Kemp on 10-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Christophe Decanini):
> Perhaps we need two rating system: one for information relevance and one for
> is it good news for you ? But this there is some chance that it would be too
> complicated.
The problem is that even with just one rating system, less than ten people were using it on average, which is hardly representative at all. :)
I saw a karma system on another website, where each news item has a given score to start with (and I'm thinking that this could also be something that we, as moderators, could possibly set to different values depending on our take on it) and then visitors can either add (+) or subtract (-) to that. This might make the system considerably easier, replacing five different choices with just two, and instead of giving a rating in percents, people could instinctively tell wether they like it (+) or not (-). Article quality would not be rated, just the fact whether people think this particular news item was worth the time it took them to read over it, or not.
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 9 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Kevin on 11-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Christian Kemp):
I like this karma thing. Sort of a thumb up/down setup? I guess I was one of those 10 people who occasionally rated things. I don't know, I guess when the I see polls and such on TV news and wonder how so many people could choose the opposite of what I would, I get a wee bit jealous. Of course, I'm also the first guy to avoid the pollsters at the shopping malls, etc. :)
MOTD 11/Apr/2001: Ratings removed : Comment 10 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 11-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Christian Kemp):
Yes this idea would be much better than what we had.
A lot of people were using 1 or 5 to make changes on the marks average.
+1 -1 or 0 would be better to have a real user opinion.
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