Rating And Down Votes
Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:43 PM
But the calculation logic seems to honor the down votes unbelievably high over up votes.
This is one of the "sorted by rating" examples.
Number of downloads: 35
Is only one down vote worth canceling 22 up votes? I think it's unfair.
And, I think there are some people who tend to down vote just because they don't understand. Not so many, but I'm sure there are.
So, if it's easy to modify the calculation logic, we should change it.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:00 AM
And that value is stored in a separate field so that the sort can be done on that field.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:33 PM
Yeah, I share your opinion. I feel almost the same.
There used to be the down voting functionality also in our forum. But they changed the settings and hid it from the screen. I believe it was a right choice. The down voting in forum NEVER help us communicate better. It just causes useless flames.
But I think that the wikis and the extensions need another criteria for rating. It should be less personal. Sometimes I DO want to vote down some wiki articles when they are, say, useless. Although I have never done it, down voting for wikis and extensions has some sense.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:08 AM
It should be turned off for the extensions, IMO.
If an extension is good, it's got many upvotes and a lot of followers. No need to have downvotes at all. If people don't like it, they shouldn't vote it up.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:28 PM
Exactly! I just released what I believe is a very nice extension, yet some moron down voted it. I am absolutely sure before they had even tried it - it was purely malicious.