how about make two types of rating system? gsm arena rating and user vote rating?
this way it will be easier to know which phone is better. so in the home screen there will be new tab or something like "best phone by gsm arena"
but you must update that list continously. and must consider the possibility of two phone with same rating (from gsm arena)
option 3 sounds best. and gives a fair vote to all phones, regardless entry models or high end ones.
Only allow registered users to vote?
Users who have been members a minimum of 1month-ish?
you still cant stop fanboys from giving all 10s or all 1s when it comes down to it though
make a system of Adding points across the board for devices that get a lot of "daily interest"??
regardless of whats done again you can't stop it fully
captchas would only annoy users to death so that only fanboys would still be willing to vote
registered user voting system would be best imo (and only users who've been registered for a set period of time/activity)
How about creating a log in system that doesn't require Facebook? Allow users to sign up via email address instead, then reset all scores and only allow users to vote once on each phone. Also, allow the user to go back and alter their vote at a later date if necessary. But keep the 3 categories as that is quite important. Also, an average rating of the three categories combined would be great to quickly view the overall opinion of the phone. Allowing a non-Facebook log in would also allow some cool other features like signing up for email notifications on stories/ reviews/ info relating to a users chosen handset. It might also then allow for a favourites list tht you can add devices to as well.
I think that would work...
Another thing: you can give registered members` votes ahigher proirity.
Both 1 and 2.
What I mean is to leave the system as it is,
but to make the single voting process take much more time by requesting the voter to retype some Unobvious letters from a generated picture.
with this: you still have your statistics,
you made it harder on fanboys, and open for guests either.
I am against option 3 because I think I have the right to express my anger from aphone that annoyed me on use.
It makes me more angry when there`s something annoys me and I can`t express about it.
My 2 opinions:
1. use (captcha-the easy to read one,please) to avoid automated vote spammers
2.collect small part of computer information like browser version,screen resolution e.t.c. and allow voting once a day per phone. If some 3 to 4 details much e.g. screen resolution browser version 44.563,disallow user to vote for another 24 hours :)
Number '3' seems good. It would be better if 'satisfaction' (by the user) column is added considering it different than 'performance' (of the gadget)...
I am thinking of a captcha for each vote (after 1 min of thought ) will try to come up with more tomorrow.