2010-04-08 23:35:31 by MPoulter

So I've noticed based on my limited time here that people only ever seem to vote the highest or lowest score possible. This of course renders the entire spectrum of scores negligible, reducing the highly sophisticated review and scoring system to a pass or fail type system. I suppose it makes sense. People have very little reason to vote on something that they are neutral to, and will only really reply to something that they love or hate, but still its an observation. Some anonymous child continues to vote zero on all of my pieces. I have two theories to this. Either they have a lot of free time and do this to many profiles or they are angry that I gave a bad review to the recenly front paged Tails Getting Raped Picture( For the record. I gave the piece a three-which is generous in my opinion, and I stand by all that I said about it. I'd link it, but I don't really know how. haha). Clearly, I don't count the person in high esteem either way, and simply hope they will grow tired of or forget about this practice soon. Its not that I necessarily care, but when you spend as much time as I do on art pieces its rather annoying to have some anonymous person give it a zero, without even considering for a moment the value of the art. I suppose that's the point thouhg, to mildly annoy me. The problem with the internet, as I've said before, is that it gives every person a voice and venue. Clearly, the average internet user is undeserving of this right. Far too many people are violent, racist, hateful, or just plain stupid, but that's democracy I guess. If I want a voice, i have to share the airwaves with a couple hundred thousand prepubescent, classless anime fanboys. Such is life.
On a cheerier note with the exception of a single individual, I have recieved good feedback on my art. Either that or no feed back at all, which isn't necessarily bad. So, I guess I'll just keep on drawing.


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2010-04-08 23:39:54

i got lost after limited come check out my post man

MPoulter responds:

you know, I can't say I know what it is you're talking about.


2010-04-09 00:07:53

It is true though. Something worth noting is that many people immediately either say "Awesome" or "Shitty". Occasionally you'll get an "okay". Even when it comes to movies and video games. There are not many who will try and put it on a 1 to 10 scale, as that might almost seem like too much work.

It's a good system, and I try to make use of it, though I must confess to rather often being possessed by the need to give it a high rank just because I was caught in the moment and loved it


2010-04-09 12:46:23

Y'know, any review that gives a low score and no real reson besdies "I hate and you suck" is counted as abusive and can be removed if enough people click the little 'X' in the corner of it (which brings it to the review mods' attention).

There's not much you can do about the shitty YouTube comments with 10's on them, but it's something at least.


2010-04-13 22:59:53

Don't let zero-bombers get you down. There's not much you can do about them, and besides, the average review score of a submission tends to be more accurate and representative of that submission's quality than the average voted score.

MPoulter responds:

Thanks. I don't let it get to me persay. It's just a little annoying to spend multiple hours on something only to have an anoynmous person give you a zero, but thanks