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tomPietrowskiI do think the way articles are rated could be looked at. Up votes are great but only work for members. If articles are getting most of their views from outside sources and many of the viewers are not actually members it can skew the rating. An article could get a tonn of views from say Facebook but perhaps only 10% of those views are from members. So although it can get loads of views the up vote vount can be really low as non members can't vote. It happens In reverse too. Articles and things which are very newschoolers may only get say 1000 views but because nearly all those views are from members it ends up with a higher rating.
Dont know how to change it but with less and less views coming from the site and more from non members else where I do think the rating system needs looking at.
MinggThe article I posted a while ago had a reach of 315,000 viewers and like 60-70ish up&down votes. So like if that many people came across it, it's pretty low to only have that many votes. So I totally see what you're saying.
Maybe do a vote through facebook kind of thing? That way people can't vote a million times but you also don't need to be a member to vote!
tomPietrowskiWell reach will always be huge. How many views did it get for those 60-70 up votes?
MinggDang I always confuse reach vs views. But it had about 1,700 views, so about 1 in 28 people who saw it voted.
tomPietrowskithe facebook comment thing is cool any chance of an upvote version. News today is a perfect example, you have the article about park design on 6600 views but it was beaten to home page slider by an article with 2420 views but more upvotes. Then today you have an article (radish) with 3140 views but the slider article only has 1660 views but again more upvotes. It would seem upvotes are really skewing the news at the moment as actual views don't seem to mean much. as ever just my opinion
.Roockley.i agree but could that lead to super click bait-y titles though?
i don't wanna see newschoolers turn into buzzfeed