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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #458507

    Please pipe in here! What do you think we should change/ improve/ fix at Gold Derby to better your experience here? 

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    KyleBailey
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    A Gold Derby App for iPad would be nice 

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    vinny
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    I second the app susgestion but for iphone (or are the apps the same for iphone and ipad?…..I’m technologically challenged when it comes to anything apple).

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Sorry for the really long post! I just wanted to fully express my idea, and couldn’t find a way to condense it.

    This is the site that I most frequently visit online, so there’s obviously a lot I like about it. The predictions centre, the articles, the slugfests, and especially the forums, where there are some truly excellent posters. I know some of these people weren’t a big fan of the star ratings, and I think there is a way the current system could be improved to more accurately reflect the quality of posters, and fulfill the intention of having them (as I see it) to highlight the posters who are excellent contributors to the site.

    As I understand it, the current system for the number of stars below the username is determined by your pure average number of stars. With that system, it is almost impossible for a regular poster to have more than three or four stars. I find it’s extremely rare to see any five star posters, and I’m not sure that reflects well on the site, and can be a bit discouraging to new members from making the kinds of really opinionated posts that could potentially have a mixed response, but also stimulate an interesting discussion, and welcome them into the community.

    Though it would be slightly more complicated, a system where posters are given a score, which is then translated to an overall rating based on a comparison with score from other users. i.e. If someone had the highest score, they would be a 5 star user, and anyone within a certain score range of them would also be a 5 star user. With that, there would be more posters within the 4 or 5 star range, but there would also be a more even distribution across all the stars, rather than being clumped around 2,3 and 4.

    With that system, there would also need to be a caveat based on number of ratings for a given user to receive a score, which would stop new posters from instantly occupying five star status for one post, which would create too much fluctuation (e.g. receiveing a rating after a minimum of 10 rated posts). A weighted average would work perfectly here. The formula I would propose is E[(x/(y/C)] where E is the score, x is a total number of stars, y is a number of ratings, and C is the average rating number. Here are 4 examples of how it would work, with the assumption of 3 as an average star rating (C):

    1) If someone had 200 rated posts, 70 of which have a five star average, but 70 of which have one star ratings, then 20 for 2,3,4 each. This person could have a point per star, 600 that is divided by (200 divided by the average rating 3, for 67) for a score of 8.95
    2) If someone had 30 rated posts, all of which were perfect except 1 one star, they would have 146/10 and get a rating of 14.6
    3) If someone new had 10 rated posts, six 5s and four 1s. they would have a score of about 10.3. but alternatively, with six 1s and four 5s, they would have 7.9. Neither of these are bad ratings, but could be improved by more posts with high ratings.
    4) If someone has 100 rated posts, with 80 ones, then five each of 2 through 5, they would have a score of 4.5

    In this situation, #2 would be a 5 star poster, and posters near that score would also be. #4 would be a one star poster, and #1 and #3 would all be somewhere in the middle. I imagine with this rating system, you could more accurately reward loyal members, but also encourage new members. If this is too difficult to execute, or you don’t think it would improve it, that’s understandable, it’s just a suggestion. Also, if my math was confusing, or inaccurate, let me know!

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    KyleBailey
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    Yeah I’ve always noticed that. 3 star posters are pretty much the most active posters on Gold Derby not just posters that are mixed reviewed. And then the rare 5 star posters are the people that might come on once a month. 

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    Tom O’Neil
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    A Gold Derby App for iPad would be nice 

    We are working on this now. TX 

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    Javier V
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    I see that the Grammy predictions only include the general field. I would propose expanding the predictions to include other categories most revelant to members here, such as rap, R&B, rock, pop, video. How much expansion, I’m not sure. Any recommendations, ladies and gents?

    Also, slugfests reacting to the Grammy nominations should pike interest among users. We have some knowledgable people that follow music year-round. That earlier slugfest predicting the nominations couple of months ago was great. Are there any more slugfests in the future about this year’s Grammys?

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    KyleBailey
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    #458515

    Also I would love for an easier way to copy paste into the forum reply boxes. And spell check too 

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    Chris Beachum
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    We launched the Grammy predictions center with the first four categories. As in other years, many more categories will be added soon.

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    Sharon1
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    #458517

    More Movies/Oscars slugfests videos amongst the editors!

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    OnTheAisle
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    I think a Fashion Police style forum would be enjoyable. Posters could pull photos from recent events as well archived materials for discussion.

    For instance, it might be interesting to discuss if Lupita Nyongo’s style which seemed to dominate media during her march to Oscar influenced voters.

    Even better, it might give Phoenix LOVE somewhere new to post and spare us all a fourth topic on Jessica Lange in The Gambler!

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    TomHardys
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    For the fifth time (let’s hope you don’t ignore me this once): remove the star system. It has no point at all other than alienation.

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    Atypical
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    Constantly being timed out of the site and cumbersome log-in process continue to be a major annoyance, especially if you lose lengthy posts and forget to save them beforehand.

    A Goldderby app would be great.

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    babypook
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    I think a Fashion Police style forum would be enjoyable. Posters could pull photos from recent events as well archived materials for discussion.

    For instance, it might be interesting to discuss if Lupita Nyongo’s style which seemed to dominate media during her march to Oscar influenced voters.

    Even better, it might give Phoenix LOVE somewhere new to post and spare us all a fourth topic on Jessica Lange in The Gambler!

     

    LOL! I like this. The claws could come forth over something like “fashion”.  Glad you mentioned Lupita, the new pitch girl for a company who made their monies from a “skin whitening” cream, and wears feathers, leather, and fur. Would that have influenced me as far as voting or not voting for her? Lololol!!!

    Cruelty-free or research-oriented that girl is not.

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    espnfan
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    Constantly being timed out of the site and cumbersome log-in process continue to be a major annoyance, especially if you lose lengthy posts and forget to save them beforehand.

    A Goldderby app would be great.

    100% agree.  Not only is the login process cumbersome, but I hate the fact when you try to log back in it does not take you back to the page you were previously viewing/posting in.  Having to go throught three/four pages after being logged out does get awfully annoying at times.  Even though I have gotten better at it, I still hate worrying about whether or not I saved/copied a post after getting logged out.  Increasing the time limit before someone is automatically logged out would be nice.

    Just a minor complaint, but a spell check function of some sorts would be nice.  Mostly in longer posts, I am often dismayed/slightly dissapointed to find multiple spelling errors, often of basic words.  I would hate for someone to misinterpret or not understand what I meant because of a misplaced, added, or forgotten letter.

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