no1 wrote:if they like it only one week out of 12 and hate the other 11 weeks, that is not so consistent as 12 weeks in a row. the data is there to distinguish between the two; why not use it?
the other system you propose doesn't incorporate the time issue. For all we know, assuming a hypothetical submitter, call him 'Master1', Woot might like everything he submits during the winter, and nothing at all during the summer, because he is red green colorblind, and his spring/summer/fall designs don't have great color choices. As a consequence, 'Master1' only submits in the winter time, excluding one derby, the Christmas-themed derby. 'Master1' would show up as woot consistently liking him by your system (though I don't exactly remember your inclusion criteria, and am not going to bother to check) even though woot's liking of him is actually very limited.