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Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

22 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul - read the full textEver since its inception, our voting system has been subjected to relentless abuse from fanboys who give unrealistic votes to their most-hated and most-loved devices and thus rendering the overall score useless. We tried various policies that attempt to put a stop to this, including bans and...

 

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This is a solid addition, and much needed. Now all the hate voting can stop! HAHA!

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  • 2012-11-22 23:55
  • sy9D

How come I cannot vote on the HTC Desire Z while I can on the Nokia N97 and SGS3?

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  • 2012-11-22 23:13
  • NGgG

Dear GSMArena Team:

Please don't get it rude, but the voting system of yours is obsolete. Since new devices are not rated by their design, performance and features, but mostly because of their "price vs. performance" scores. I think this should also be added.

Thanks in advance.

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  • 2012-11-22 22:39
  • SiTC

iphone 5 is getting worse rate now :D

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  • 2012-11-22 22:15
  • 6vUE

> In reply to Jeanandroidfan @ 2012-11-22 19:51 from 0@03 - click to readhey mr spam! go and see my ip MDvW and your iP! gsmarena please sort out those spammers!

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  • 2012-11-22 21:26
  • MDVw

I love wp8

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  • 2012-11-22 19:51
  • 0@03

> In reply to zen @ 2012-11-22 19:39 from uuRt - click to readI went back and voted for my legendary old Motorola. Had so many great times with that phone.:-)

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  • 2012-11-22 19:44
  • 3qRv

> In reply to zen @ 2012-11-22 19:42 from uuRt - click to readthanks mate :))

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  • 2012-11-22 19:44
  • MDVw

> In reply to Jeanandroidfan @ 2012-11-22 19:35 from MDVw - click to readYeah Jeanandroidfan. Well said and I totally agree with you.

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  • 2012-11-22 19:42
  • uuRt

> In reply to Acacio @ 2012-11-22 18:41 from P6K3 - click to readI think they have not deleted the vote data yet. I randomly checked older phones in the GSM arena site from 2008 till now and the votes are still there. And yes I agree with you. It is highly unlikely that People will go back and vote for older devices.

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  • 2012-11-22 19:39
  • uuRt

> In reply to Acacio @ 2012-11-22 18:41 from P6K3 - click to readbut 10 votes are kept with the same old rating!

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  • 2012-11-22 19:36
  • MDVw

> In reply to Ass Kicker @ 2012-11-22 18:35 from Xuj4 - click to readgood idea but please please without that shitty disqus also! it takes forever to load and sometimes blocks us on 3G connections and is so so much fragmented! notifications from here and there will come which is bad!

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  • 2012-11-22 19:35
  • MDVw

> In reply to Anonymouse @ 2012-11-22 18:40 from AL{p - click to readreview is not a rating and a phone mighty be good but its pros for example may be a plastic body or fragile screen or others so experts' reviews and rating ( together) are so much needed !

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  • 2012-11-22 19:33
  • MDVw

Good move,also consider reviewing mid and low end smartphones.

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  • 2012-11-22 19:32
  • N7DX

"Now U R Talkin."

Very Good Move GSMArena.
But keep this in Check.
Some methods are there to Create false voting.

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  • 2012-11-22 19:31
  • U@FL

That's how it should be since the beginning. I'd sugest that at least for smartphone pages there should be two comment sections, one for user opinions and reviews (preferably REAL users posting from the respective device), and one for general discussion (kind of forum for all).

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  • 2012-11-22 19:23
  • 0ZJN

You should't have deleted the votes of older devices. Some of them will never be voted again.

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  • 2012-11-22 18:41
  • P6K3

If you care so much about editors opinion on these three characteristics just read the full review. Also giving three 10 to one phone is really viable because some people really like their phones, so it should be allowed. As for doing reviews, I would like to see battery life for playing music. If possible, at 100% and 50% volume and with headphones. Lot of people use their phones as a music player so it should be considered.

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  • 2012-11-22 18:40
  • AL{p
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I'd suggest expert's ratings as well, some people would prefer seeing expert's opinions than the public's which is at least 60% fanboys.

Also, I think phones that are not released or announced should not have the voting system, or the voting should be reduced to 0 once the device is actually released (or announced). Because people can't possible know what certain chipset a device has if all we have are rumors. Or a design. For example, Galaxy S III design was unknown until it's announcement in May 3. Or Galaxy S IV doesn't even have any pictures at all but people already vote it.

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  • 2012-11-22 18:40
  • nyr{

Bring vote up & vote down option for each comments just like blog disqus, instead of shitty rating bar .which is gonna be by far better

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  • 2012-11-22 18:35
  • Xuj4

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