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GeneralRe: Rescind mandatory comment on article low votes Pin
Nicholas Butler21-Oct-11 2:14
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Nicholas Butler21-Oct-11 2:08
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Nish Nishant21-Oct-11 2:29
sitebuilderNish Nishant21-Oct-11 2:29 
Nicholas Butler wrote:
When mandatory comments were introduced, it reduced the number of low votes and
I think that is a bad thing

In my experience, it mostly reduced the malicious and immature down-votes. Sub-par articles still get down-votes and from regular/senior members.

Nicholas Butler wrote:
If you look at existing articles, most have about 1 vote per 1,000 views.

The views don't really make for a good stat unless you know how many of those were from guests and how many were from members. Guests can view, they cannot vote or comment. I requested a new feature to see separate veiw-counts for this here[^]


Nicholas Butler wrote:
It might not be immediate, but over time a consensus is reached and with the new
standard deviation filter ( a fantastic idea ), any anomalous votes are
discarded. I think this is more valuable than the risk of being knocked off the
"Latest Best Picks" by a single low vote. Even then, it doesn't take many 5's to
filter out a 1-vote.


The way the site receives tons of new articles these days, an article gets visibility for about 2-6 hours after it's posted. After that it goes off the front page and there is a steep decline in view count. The really good articles (usually when authors have put enormous effort into it) make the Top-5 list thus giving them more visibility for a few more days (often up to a week). It's these articles that are adversely affected when a malicious 4 is cast to knock it off the front page. Once that happens, it's extremely unlikely that enough people will view the article for enough 5s to be cast to kill the effect of the 4 vote (assumption here is we are talking about a high quality article that deserves front page attention).

At the personal level this is quite frustrating to the authors. Talk to Pete or Sacha or Marcelo and you'll see that they've all experienced this many times here. From CP's and thus Chris's perspective good/interesting articles that improve the utility value of the website are being knocked into oblivion by one single 4 vote. I am sure Chris will want to take steps to prevent that.

Hope this made sense.
Regards,
Nish
My technology blog: voidnish.wordpress.com

Part 2 in my WinRT/C++ series : Visual C++ and WinRT/Metro - Databinding Basics

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