Dec 8, 2010, 8:59 AM
Registered: Nov 21, 2003
Anonymous post ratings do not work, and the system should either be changed such that raters are held publicly accountable for their ratings, or post ratings should be discontinued altogether. Here
I posted a link to a professional-quality video of two climbers doing one of the most famous and infamous routes of all time: the Bachar–Yerian—and it gets three votes, all one-star.
Enough is enough. Either hold people publicly accountable for their post ratings, or do away with post ratings altogether. The current system does not work.
I both agree and disagree. First, the rating system is doing what it was intended to do. The proof of it is all over the site.
To the rest of you...
However, it's also doing a few unintended things. One is the personal animosity thing Jay's talking about. The effect of that isn't, however, limited to Jay reaping the rewards of his post history. The other effect is that, occasionally, truly useful posts (of which Jay has many) get down voted and the info therein gets consigned to the Jay's-an-asshole bin.
If I had it to do over again, I would use a binary system (thumbs up/thumbs down) and hold people accountable for their ratings.
As an aside, say what you will about Jay's posting style. He knows his shit, and he isn't anonymous, which counts for a lot in my book. And frankly, when it comes to burying useful information under a pile of crap, I think the people who let him bother them are just as bad.
(This post was edited by j_ung on Dec 8, 2010, 12:41 PM)