cfdunbar wrote:How about blind? No names listed on entries or on comments? That could be interesting...
No names on comments is just asking for "Troll me with no accountability"
As for names on Designs, I think it helps more than it hurts, because no one is clicking on 40-50 designs to look at the tiny little name print to find and vote for 'their artist' they're going to his/her FB page, Twitter feed, Blog, Sigline, etc and following a link back the the vote page. Which they could do without the name on the design.
Full blind might work, but again, with 130 possible designs, being able to see the top 20 designs without having to wade through the 110 that aren't going anywhere is nice.
What I want to see is either:
1) Limited votes. Same issue implementing this as doing the 5 second rule - user tracking.
2) Down voting. This can get nasty, so it would need a limit, but I think a "Would not buy" button next to the "Would buy" button would really change the dynamic. Also, if you hide by default the negative scores there's less chaff to sort through.
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