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06/11/2011 01:33:52 PM · #1
Since I first heard it, I have often thought about 5.5 being the middle of the scale 1-10. It is correct mathematically, but doesn't seem intuitive when using the scale. A vote of 5 is not a vote of 50%, it's slightly less than 50%. It's as far away from 50% as 6 is from 50%.

Often, I am stuck deciding how much of the scale to use. Do I make the worst image in the challenge a 1 and the best a 10? Or are those votes saved for those rare images that are either so grotesque or so amazing that they only come along every few challenges and my 1 and 10 buttons are left getting dusty?

Other times, I am stuck deciding whether a vote deserves a bump up in either direction as it seems it may be "slightly above a 6" but "not quite a 7." This is especially true when I think to myself "but I just voted that other image a 6 and this is definitely better than that."

Introducing...

' . substr('//adigitalromance.net/DPC_scale.jpg', strrpos('//adigitalromance.net/DPC_scale.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

The analog voting scale.

Click in the scale where you think the image lies on a scale of 1-10.

The jpg is overlaid with coordinates and the vote cast according to the location of the click on the x axis inside the image.

This allows for much more intuitive voting and since votes are averaged here to the X.XXXth place, it would help to have a voting system that allowed you to also vote with that much accuracy.

The farthest left and right portions, however rarely used, are the only places where the "whole" vote of a 1 or 10 is given.

Another idea is to overlay "info boxes" that popup on mouseover that show you your current location on the continuum. Mouseover somewhere in the right three-quarters and the small yellow info box pops up and says you are somewhere around 7.069. "They deserve a bit more," you think, and slide it up a bit. 7.692

*click*
06/11/2011 02:01:14 PM · #2
Now that is a unique take, I like it. I can see the threads now...forced comments for any vote of 3.5386. ;)

06/11/2011 02:15:38 PM · #3
Ugh. Why do people have so much of a problem with 1-10 and picking a number.
06/11/2011 02:18:57 PM · #4
We can't get an update to our profiles behaviour in a decade, and now we're asking for ultra fine-grained voting complete with mouseovers of score ranges to three decimal place precision?

I have to say, I don't see it happening.
06/11/2011 02:19:39 PM · #5
LOL!
06/11/2011 02:27:24 PM · #6
Originally posted by Louis:

We can't get an update to our profiles behaviour in a decade, and now we're asking for ultra fine-grained voting complete with mouseovers of score ranges to three decimal place precision?

I have to say, I don't see it happening.


I have to say I was thinking this as I wrote this post. At least now I can stop thinking about it!

/clocks out
//goes home
06/11/2011 02:33:17 PM · #7
Hmmmm.... I see more complaints about voters with uncalibrated monitors...

"Dude, can you actually tell the difference between a 6.1 and a 6.2?"
06/11/2011 02:59:55 PM · #8
"I gave this a 6.27 because it is clearly inferior to the image I gave a 6.275..."
06/11/2011 03:05:52 PM · #9
Originally posted by adigitalromance:

Introducing...

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I see some space to the left of the 1. Does that mean negative votes are possible? Please say yes.
06/11/2011 03:14:24 PM · #10
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by adigitalromance:

Introducing...

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I see some space to the left of the 1. Does that mean negative votes are possible? Please say yes.

Balanced by the "Spinal Tap" setting to the right of the 10?
06/11/2011 03:19:34 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by adigitalromance:

Introducing...

' . substr('//adigitalromance.net/DPC_scale.jpg', strrpos('//adigitalromance.net/DPC_scale.jpg', '/') + 1) . '



I see some space to the left of the 1. Does that mean negative votes are possible? Please say yes.

Balanced by the "Spinal Tap" setting to the right of the 10?


Sure. A 10.07 pulls you in. A 10.06 leaves your feet sticking out of the monitor.
06/11/2011 05:35:34 PM · #12
Originally posted by adigitalromance:


Introducing...

' . substr('//adigitalromance.net/DPC_scale.jpg', strrpos('//adigitalromance.net/DPC_scale.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

The Gradient Tool


...wait, I can't make fun of my own idea.
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