(3) third option i think
your right the voting system has been changed into s**t recently
Only a person logged in should be able to vote. In that way he has to create multiple ids to vote. This may discourage him from voting multiple times.
You can also leverage the personal information of the a logged in user to send him custom mailer :)
i dont mind option 2 and option 3 is the next best
you can freeze and continue to show the results of the old system ( till the new system has some XXX number of votes)take out the extremes and normalize the data... this will take some space but your call on that...
Start a new voting system which ever is the best to get the closest to accurate data... stop showing the old rating once there is a good numbe rof sample in the new SYStem
do people actually have that much of time to vote repeatedly and skew the data..... tousands of votes go in for the ranking an if someone can skew tht with multiple votes i think someone needs a new hobby
Hi. second option with more ways to log in is best solution here. Then if not possible option 3... Tnx for ur lovely professional site,. Your reader for many years ;)
maybe you soul introduce 2 kinds of votings: (1) of people on net and (2) of experts or similar (not just of 1), which could also explain why they gave some vote to the telephone (about tecnology, news, user friendlyness....). So we can see a direct comparison of 2 votes - the more difference there is between them, the more unreliable "mass thinking" is.
Why you dont use captcha image to make them tired of pressing vote button ?
The issue with the polling was not articulated well.
We got it that it is being manipulated and you have three solutions but you have not described what is the ideal polling system you would like to have. In other words, how do you envision the polling system work?
If you describe this problem well, there are plenty of geeks that will jump to the challenge ;-)
I'd say combine the 2nd and 3rd options and make it exactly like FB.. :)
Or you could even have a daily/weekly Poll for phones where a logged in user gets to vote ONCE on that poll, and the highest votes at the deadline with, (Cry, Fan boys,Cry)
Enlarge your Database to support more members of the site.
Impose an account creation to have the voting right.
Only logged in members should have the voting right.
Put a filter that limits the voting right to one time everytime thers is a vote.
Avoid limitation like: only facebook members vote etc...(its not that smart)
i'd say you should go with option 3, although option 2 also sounds good.
I think there must be three sections of rating for a phone one related to technology and the second is by comparing it with the top model regarding all the tests performed by gsmarena like the battery test etc., and finally the user rating which determines the end user rating or experience so that users can easily tally the ratings, for the first section and second section the rating to be regularly updated by gsmarena on percentile basis by considering the one with top model. Now the top model to be considered is the big question and it depends on the different tests performed by gsm arena on that particular model. Rating regarding first section depends on the latest technology regarding perfornance like the processor, gpu,ram,display, material used in body, thickness, etc.,
Vote on how to vote.. nice
My preference is the 3rd alternative
Let's open a white page.
I'd say go for number 3 but retain a page with the final ratings results from the old system for historical reasons.
Might be useful as it allows visibility of the old votes for comparison with the phones that the new ratings throws up as most/least popular
nVd, 19 Apr 2012Make it against login, and one login must be against phone number. Means one login against one... moreI agree to this idea too, in this way how much fake phone number will those guys can manage, you just manage it in a way that you send a confirmation code to their phone number and register them after receiving confirmation code sent by you on that specific number.
And add that you cannot vote to same phone again and again- only once per user…..