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New Skin voting system live

PostPosted: March 2nd, 2013, 4:59 pm
by Cliff Cawley

I've just released a new Skin voting system.

A lot of people will agree that the old 5 star rating system was very flawed.

Therefore I've switched to a Like/Dislike voting system. I've converted all existing Star ratings to Like/Dislike. If you voted 1 or 2 stars for a skin, those votes are now Dislike. Everything else is a Like.

I've also included Comment counts in the new voting bar.

The new voting system uses an algorithm called "Lower bound of Wilson score confidence interval for a Bernoulli parameter". This ensures that skins with only a few likes aren't immediately sent to the top. It also means that dislikes can't drag the skin down by large magnitudes.

It also sends skins higher up, if the difference between likes and dislikes is larger and likes are greater than dislikes.

If you want to read about it, check out ... ating.html

Cliff :)