Reset all voting stats and only allow voting for logged-in users
Method 1, please.
Actually, ALL the "risks" of manipulation described above are obviously present in THIS vote...
If you think about it, nothing will change immensely amongst Internet users, so this poll is as valid as the one currently available for the "Top of the Phones".
Anyway, I don't see why "discontinued" phones are disallowed.
That means that you are (willingly, or not) encouraging consumerism and promoting novelty just for the sake of... being new, whilst publicising brands which keep releasing new models, no matter how successful.
I hope GSM ARENA woon't become an "INFOMERCIAL". That will be the end of a vital reference website that has visitors and participants from all over the world and look for and respect their unbiased reviews and comments.
There are even old phones that still appear as "available" which isn't the case in some countries (in Europe) whilst other phones are displayed as "discontinued" and are negatively segregated and automatically "out of the race".
Obviously, I am someone who's very pleased with his "discontinued" phone, which keeps doing everything I need it to do.
Option 3 + Description as to why they voted that way. Limit one vote per member per device
Rizwan, 19 Apr 2012i think you shuld accept only thos votes, who came frome mobile phone.
In this case you are a... moreAssuming they can really see the IMEI, that's a great idea! i believe it's safe to say Gsmarena readers have smartphones..
But why not take it 1 step further? Let's make an extra score/category for users of the specific model they are voting from. They are best to judge a model.
I also agree we should only be voting on available models.
definitely option 2,maybe it will be cumbersome, but it will stop fanboys....
Scrap voting altogether - is is meaningless and always will be at the mercy of zealots.
Option 2, but with additional log-in options besides Facebook. There are others, you know... I don't use the voting feature very often, but clearly it needs an overhaul.
2. Reset all voting stats and only allow voting for logged-in users.
well, i think this will work better for everyone.
keep the current voting system.
introduce a new one for logged in users.
the current voting will be general voting
the new one, will be professional rating, or premium voting. or whatever you wanna call it.
people can see both and they would judge themselves
Try accepting votes based in the device IMEI no one should give votes of performance and so on unless they provide a legitimate IMEI FOR THE PHONE THEY ARE VOTING FOR
Leave the current system as it is and add experts or editors rating which should be extremely objective, for eg. Benchmarks, cpu speed, gpu speed, display quality(color, contrast,sunlight legibility,brightness,toughness, scratch proof,etc), image quality, video quality,value for money, battery performance and all such objective observations. If there is sharp deviation of peoples rating and experts rating, readers are smart enough to recognise the mischief.
Make it against login, and one login must be against phone number. Means one login against one phone number, though it will reduce voters but will be much effective in that case. I was wondering how SONY Xperia S and Samsung Galaxy S2 went down :)
Methode nr 2 with added possibilities to use other accounts than facebook. For example google account or make a GSMarenas own account system.
Also making two seperate votes would be an idea, one public (Logged in users) and the second one filled in by the reviewer.
Good luck with fixing the problem.