Should the Popularity Rating be continued in Spaces?
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So far I haven't included the author popularity rating in any of the new Spaces design, because I haven't decided what the best thing is to do with it.
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It's a useful number, though maybe not the most important number for a writer. Frankly, I get more complaints about it than anything else on SearchWarp, but doesn't mean it shouldn't be used.
I think it should be first about the writing- the content- not the popularity of the authors. That is just a side dish.....
Oh great. I finally got a little bigger number and now it'll go away. Oh well. I hope not. I know there was once when I also asked about it.
Its one of those things that a person loves if it is a high number and resents if it is a low number. I agree, writing.Reading.Discussion should be the focus. Being a low number myself--I tend to think the popularity rating seems a bit superficial and sophomorish. However, if I ranked high in popularity....There will always be some people who will try to
"game" the system if there is any kind of supernatural incentive.
You're right about the low versus high numbers. For the longest time my rating stayed at around 1,000 and try as I might, it didn't budge. Finally I got upset enough to ask in the Q&A.
I now have been working on getting my number up - and it is up. It's based on your stats. I've stayed at the present number for at least a week or so. I personally think it should go higher based on how much effort I've put in but, oh well. We do not get paid until we reach super high levels so I consider popularity rating as a sort of benefit (at least for my own ego drive). Because of that, I'd prefer to keep the ratings.
For a while, I was thrilled to watch my progress through the popularity rating number, but it really doesn't mean all that much to me anymore. Of course if it decreased or increased radically I might feel differently. :)
I have not missed seeing the number in spaces and at any rate, it has never influenced my decision to read or not read a particular article. So I would say, keep track of it for SW's needs, but there is no need to display it. That's just my opinion. :)
You can take the popularity rating but you will never take my vanity - just dent it.
I dont think we should mix a numbering system with the beauty and creativity of our language, using numbers to determine our creativity. I think leaving the numbers out of our picture of writing here we won't miss what was not needed in the first place.
Comments speak for themselves and yet, life's busy and we dont always focus on commenting on an article. However, the article may inspire like no other. So my view is this but just my imput here. Either way I'm not concerned.
I have one suggestion though: if more can contribute their ideas to weekly writing assignments because some are to be honest a little boring and can be difficult to write an article on and end up writing more of a story based on experience.
It would be great to have a part of searchwarp for stories of fiction and real life.
I see no need for it to be posted on the writers articles. I do like to keep up with the standing in the Hall of Fame but I rarely ever look at mine or anyone else's on the article page.
i look forward to seeing what other authors (ones who "grade" the articles) feel about my writing.
it is not the only reason i write articles, and no stars wouldn't stop me, but it is an added bonus, and a source of excitement.
it's like handing in a test and waiting for the grade, after you've studied hard (put a lot of time into your article)
i think the rating stars should be a staple at searchwarp (say that 5 times fast)
Total Answers: 9, Total Page Views: 618.yes everyone likes at some point to be good at what they do and be recognized for it!
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