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Post by Danny » Mon May 03, 2004 3:34 pm

One problem that might arise is people biasing their rating to make their vote count more to push the average toward what they really think the route is. I think the +/- 2 number grade window will help this but biasing votes could still be a problem. Here's an idea to avoid this. Make it so a user can't see the average until after they have voted. If they don't want to vote there can be an option to not vote and then see the average. Maybe a non voter can vote again after a year or so. Of course someone can always go in as another user to see the average but I would like to vote before I see the average so I'm not biased. An opposite problem might be people wanting to go with the concensus once they see the average. In anycase, this feature will be cool as long as people keep it honest.

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Post by SCIN » Mon May 03, 2004 5:46 pm

Great idea, Danny.
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Post by Homer » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:53 pm

One thing I think would be useful with this feature, is being able to see what routes you have already graded/voted on from your ticklist. I think it would help promote people inputing more data.

If you arent voting/grading as you populate your ticklist, or have populated your ticklist before the voting/grading feature was available, it is difficute to remember which routes you have already voted/graded unless you do it all in one daunting sitting.
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Post by ynot » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:01 pm

your prifile pic is seriuosly cool
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Post by Yasmeen » Thu May 10, 2007 12:01 pm

It's funny to me that, despite this feature, people still feel the need to post a comment on a route's page with their vote. "It's not enough just to vote - people must know how I voted! Especially if my vote didn't drag the average down to where I think it should be!"
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Post by Pru » Thu May 10, 2007 12:25 pm

the route comments are some of the funniest stuff on this website

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Post by tunedvwgti » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:12 am

I can't wait for the new guidebook to come out next week! It will be interesting to check out the different ratings.... It was interesting going back and reading this post that is a few years old, now that the new book is out in one week....

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Post by ynot » Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:27 pm

It would be nice if we could edit our own comments. Sometimes you find out later that you were wrong.
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Re: Rate the Route - Online Guide

Post by clif » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:53 am

Why don't people understanad that Facebook is really awful? Are these the same people who drive off the Motherlode Hill into the trees? This site is great. But, why is the latest 'route comments' gone?
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