Cryin' over Points System

skeptoid's picture

PLATINUM BLONDE - Crying Over You

Rather than get to work, seems like there's a little bitch around here crying over the new points system.

http://www.spikednation.com/videos/new-points-system-fucked-and-bs

Made me think of this song. I don't know if it will work, but the new points system appears specifically designed to discourage mindless gang-voting based on a disrespect for the site, making it much harder to blindly promote a particular user or "topic tone". You have to get 500 points to comment, and to get there the rest of the community must generally approve of your submissions. Mindlessly spamming the site with posts won't get you there quickly because the 10 ratings in 12 hours rule incentivizes new users to rate videos. Videos rated off the site net you -20 points, which means you would need 100 crap spam posts just to get to 500 points if the rating incentive works. Not to mention the fact that you lose 2 points for voting on comments, and there are prizes for points, making points much more of a currency now. 

Like I said I don't know if it will work but it's an interesting approach. Separately, there may be a bug with the points system - some of us have reached 500 and can't comment. The site is new - they'll figure it out. Now shut up and get to work.

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andypeterson35's picture

I can't figure out how to submit videos, this new site makes me feel all average instead of the usual center of attention I see myself as here

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bradlox's picture
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your ın !!!!! yay 

 

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napalm4sd's picture

it doesn't bother you that your points didn't carry over while others did? Or that other users are starting with a fuck ton of points? 

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bradlox's picture
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yeah how did some users go straight to national status ?

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andypeterson35's picture

It's all Greek to me 

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skeptoid's picture

I expended a lot of energy trying to figure out bizarre and inexplicable shit that was going on with the old site. I even had direct back forth discussions with a mod over private email. Without giving anything specific away, let's just say there's a disconnect in terms of the concept fairness and decency between me and some of the mods here. It is what it is - in the end it's their site and I can't change how they think. What I can do is see how this new shit pans out, and continue to cultivate some potentially potent alternative persuasion approaches if things get weird here like they were back there. I know that sounds cryptic, but I have a couple things up my sleave if weirdness once again crosses an unacceptable threshold for me. You know sometimes it turns out that people you respect and admire actually don't feel the same way about you at all, and would spit in your face were you to meet them in person. That's life.

See FullAuto's comments to you regarding why things aren't going to change based on these complaints for a less cryptic response.

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andypeterson35's picture

wheres that 

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