Wanderer wrote:this is more to do with the way the mods hand out ratings, not the system I dont think. I just think that perhaps the mods should have more disgression and noe when to hand out what type of ratings, then it will become more valuable.
Exactly, as I've said this is an attempt to add vaule to ratings and perspective for mods to apply them and perspective and value for the common user
I think you have something like 15 one ratings, a failed system if a user can get that many and not care if you ask me
Then you have mods who just rate your posts cause they are used to it rather than putting perspective on it compared to other users who would make posts that are just as bad
Wanderer wrote:Compared with ex mods like iwgp, s4l, ajc, rzad, powell etc, the current mods are much more eager to stamp their authority. Whether its locking topics or giving out ratings, its pretty much become a norm.
Ok if you think so, but they aren't around so you have to make do with what you got, just like we make do with the resources we got
Wanderer wrote:So like I said, I think the current mods just need to change the way they moderate the site, not the system that needs changing. Give out lesser ratings, and the rating system will automatically bcome more valuable.
Again this is more an attempt to change the moderation perspective on the system by alternating it
Also, I think the current rating system is an important link. If I see that someone has a lot of highly rated posts, I'm able to click and see what they've done. I can view quality posts that I otherwise wouldn't have known about because they are either too old or aren't in the Featured Guide area
The old rating system will still be there, were just trying to reform the problematic aspect
1-star ratings have always been given out hit-and-miss. Even the best posters on this forum have made silly, pointless, or sarcastic comments (which I sometimes appreciate). So lower ratings are never taken seriously
So changing the moderators veiw to realise to only rate bad posts that deserve 1's or 2's and have a sense of humor where possible... What were trying to do
Anyway all input has been noted and apprecitated