A alternative instead of voting |

Me, puppy and basketcase, in the chat a few days ago were talking about the voting system for battles, and I think everyone kind of knows some kind of change needs to be make. Basketcase suggested ranking like songs normally get rated, and I compromised the two (votings vs. rating) into a ranking equation like this (the "rating" of the song will be calculated like so:)

a = average rating from 0 to 100

b = number of people who rateed the song over 50

rating = a*(1+b/5)

This way the more people who rate the song positively, the higher your rating goes. That way if a song gets one rating of 100, and a song with two ratings of 70 are held just about the same ranking. This makes it where everyone doesn't get beaten by a song with exactly one rating of 100.

a = average rating from 0 to 100

b = number of people who rateed the song over 50

rating = a*(1+b/5)

This way the more people who rate the song positively, the higher your rating goes. That way if a song gets one rating of 100, and a song with two ratings of 70 are held just about the same ranking. This makes it where everyone doesn't get beaten by a song with exactly one rating of 100.

## ZachBlume wrote…

........This makes it where everyone doesn't get beaten by a song with exactly one rating of 100.

Perhaps it should be that the minimum number of votes for a song to get rated drops down to 10. Although I personally think it's incredible that with over 1200 people on the site, ALL songs in battles still aren't getting the requisite number of votes to be rated.

This debate will, I expect, rage on for many a day

Perhaps this has already been discussed/ discounted and I missed it but something definitely doesn't seem right about the maths of this.

I'm working on an AJAX player with an integrated voting system. This way people will be able to vote on songs while they are listening to the AMP (on the top) while browsing the website. So that should help with votes as well.

As far as the algorhythm, it would be nice to have sort of compensation for more votes in the "score" as it would not really be called the average anymore...

BTW, I tried out the formula: a*(1+b/5) -- 100*(1+50/5) = 1,020 -- Was the formula supposed to max out at 100? Or were you just going for a number?

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