Only "popular" blog posts shown on the front page in BYOND Discussion
I agree. A lot of people who comment on my blogs don't do it because they have my blog saved, they just see it on the website. Usually its game updates, sometimes its personal/political; which is one reason why I was one of those people who REMOVED the yay or nay system, because it didn't necessarily reflect on the quality of CONTENT in the post, only peoples personal opinions :p
Like Silkwizard says, we'd end up with DBZ and Naruto posts across the board, and as much as I don't have anything against these people who like fangames and have done one myself, I don't think I want to see it crowding the recent post list over its favouritism.
If by "front" you mean http://www.byond.com/members/ then I am going to give this the biggest nay possible.
The front page as it is is fine. I read the posts that grab my attention, ignore the posts from people I don't like (italic, because a lot of people seem to think this isn't a viable option, no one is forcing you read blog posts) and read a few random posts when I'm bored.
You've noted a problem without realizing it- there is crap from people you don't like
crap from people you don't know
and probably crap from people you do like and know.
Sure, ignoring it is one option
but what you don't realize, or perhaps just won't admit, is that this bullcrap pushes out important, relevant, interesting posts
in addition to the fact that it looks like crap to new comers.
Posts about your 21st birthday aren't the most relevant to a gaming website.
The most reasonable thing I can think of is hiding posts from the people who have nayed them. Then after they have nayed a bunch of someones posts just stop showing them that user.
The whole point of yea/nay is to tell other people whether the post was any good or not. The user can just as easily not visit that post again. But considering they'd have to visit and perhaps read the post to begin with in order to give it a proper yea or nay, there's really no point in hiding it from them after that. But if that user read it, regretted reading it, and decides to give it a nay, that informs everyone else that its a waste of their time. On the other hand, giving it a yay because it was a good post would inform people that its worth reading. It would just be nice if the posts would reflect their ratings a little better, as in, more attention to the posts worth reading and less attention to the garbage.
The problem with that sort of system is it can be abused to get someone hidden from view if someone else doesn't like them.
I know/like this person - yay! It's about a game/something I like? yay! It's about an anime game? yay! The post title sounds kool? yay! Hey, this post is flaming another person, yay!...
Hey, I dislike this person, nay! What the, this post isn't about DBZ - how boring, nay! Hey, I disagree with this person's personal opinion, nay! Yo, this post is too long and I can't handle that, tl;dr, nay! . . .
People yay or nay based on whether they liked the post - which is good, because if everyone dislikes a post, then it probably doesn't belong on the front page, regardless of its quality.
I will personally lead a movement to nay every single post you make from the front page.
Can you show me any posts where this is actually the case?
People yay or nay based on whether they liked the post - which is good,
Hey, I dislike this person, nay! What the, this post isn't about DBZ - how boring, nay! Hey, I disagree with this person's personal opinion, nay! Yo, this post is too long and I can't handle that, tl;dr, nay! . . ."</small>
because if everyone dislikes a post, then it probably doesn't belong on the front page, regardless of its quality.
Just a quick question here, Silk: Where are you going to get people to follow you?
_>, I'd get behind that just because I really don't like the idea.