New contributor rank model has been released.

Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
What is considered in the contributor rank?

Activity Factor
- Writing reviews (28%)
- Writing follow-up reviews (4%)
- Answering questions on your reviews (2%)
- Posting comments on the reviews of other contributors (2%)
- Creating new discussions (2%)
- Making posts in discussions (2%)

Only one year of activity is considered in activity factor.
There are no limits on number of reviews and follow-up reviews.


Quality Factor (former Popularity Factor)
- Average review usefulness (34%)
- Average editorial vote (4%)
- Number of comment on your reviews (9%)
- Number of ratings on your reviews (9%)
- Number of discussion posts from other contributors on the discussions created by you. (2%)

All time activity is considered.
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Airlia Airlia
when does this start? Will the ranking take in all the contributors activity for the past year or start effective today?
10/20/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by Airlia
when does this start? Will the ranking take in all the contributors activity for the past year or start effective today?
All activities for the last year are considered in the activity factor.
For popularity factor we consider all data for all years.
10/20/2008
Airlia Airlia
Oh thanks.
10/20/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
Whoa, I was wondering why I suddenly jumped to 6.4 oO
10/20/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Spiking Glue
Whoa, I was wondering why I suddenly jumped to 6.4 oO
Yeah, I just flew up to 5.6. I was like, "OMG, WTF BBQ SAUCE?! WHAT DID I DO RIGHT?"

So this means Dame Demi is a 10 and sets the curve, right? ^_~
10/20/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
Yeah, I just flew up to 5.6. I was like, "OMG, WTF BBQ SAUCE?! WHAT DID I DO RIGHT?"

So this means Dame Demi is a 10 and sets the curve, right? ^_~
No, Dame Demi is not 10, although she is close at 9.7

Rank 10 is an ideal contributor rank who has reached the maximums values in all parameters we measure. No one has reached 10 yet.

You should not compare your previous rank and new rank because it is two different rank calculation models. Please monitor your rank starting from today and you will see if you are doing it right
10/20/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
This is really awesome. I especially appreciate the inclusion of forum activity in both ranks.
10/20/2008
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
Yay! I'm guessing this means we'll all see a lot more up and down movement. That's awesome. Thanks for letting us know how the new format is set up!
10/20/2008
Bulma Bulma
Wow, glad to see the changes in effect. I think the numbers being higher will boost confidence in the reviewer community as well, at least where shoppers are concerned. It really wouldn't be as impressive if everyone was below 4. There are some really awesome reviewers up in numbers that are more reflecting of their contributions now. Hope it all works out, and it looks great so far! I think most people will be happy with the setup. I too am happy about the forum activity being counted, as I'm hoping more people will check the forums more often. Besides, it's just a cool place

Thanks for all the hard work guys, and YAY!!!
10/20/2008
Viv Viv
wow that's pretty awesome! i was also wondering what the heck i did right
thanks guys!
10/20/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I definitely agree with Bulma. I think this seriously will boost morale and productivity!
10/21/2008
Airlia Airlia
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I definitely agree with Bulma. I think this seriously will boost morale and productivity!
Ditto on that! Plus new stuff is always just so exciting... or is that just me? I pretty much cover the whole site going ooooh and ahhh at all the new things
10/21/2008
ThePornLibrarian ThePornLibrarian
I've already received notice about numerous comments on old reviews today. Looks like people are motivated to participate now.
10/21/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by ThePornLibrarian
I've already received notice about numerous comments on old reviews today. Looks like people are motivated to participate now.
I swear I didn't comment on anything you wrote.
10/22/2008
His scarlett His scarlett
i wondered why my rating shot up!! i was wondering what was happening
10/23/2008
Fun Lover Fun Lover
I have often wondered what the makeup of the rating system were it is nice to have it detailed out. It has been talked about many times on the forum by has never been as detailed as now. Thank You for another great enhancement to the web site
10/23/2008
Dragon Dragon
Thanks for all the hard work that you put into it! I was glad to see both the email and the post!
10/25/2008
Miss Jane Miss Jane
Quote:
Originally posted by Neuron Geek
What is considered in the contributor rank?

Activity Factor
- Writing reviews (28%)
- Writing follow-up reviews (4%)
- Answering questions on your reviews (2%)
- Posting comments on the reviews of other contributors (2%)
- ... More
yay
10/26/2008
Dragon Dragon
Quote:
Originally posted by Neuron Geek
What is considered in the contributor rank?

Activity Factor
- Writing reviews (28%)
- Writing follow-up reviews (4%)
- Answering questions on your reviews (2%)
- Posting comments on the reviews of other contributors (2%)
- ... More
My brain was stirring on part of the popularity aspect. 34% on average review usefulness. Do you have any checks to keep people from voting on their own reviews? (Forgive me- it's my former life as a CPA popping up...)
10/28/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by Dragon
My brain was stirring on part of the popularity aspect. 34% on average review usefulness. Do you have any checks to keep people from voting on their own reviews? (Forgive me- it's my former life as a CPA popping up...)
Yes, we are aware of this practice, even respectable contributors sometimes vote for themselves. We are trying to eliminate this in the contributor rank. Soon we will introduce new rank filters which will decrease rank if we identify any inappropriate practice.
10/28/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Quote:
Originally posted by Neuron Geek
Yes, we are aware of this practice, even respectable contributors sometimes vote for themselves. We are trying to eliminate this in the contributor rank. Soon we will introduce new rank filters which will decrease rank if we identify any ... More
In all fairness, it's a little hard not to bump your review up a notch when people needlessly voted "not useful at all," thinking that they were voting on the toy rather than the review. I know that sounds stuck-up, but I don't think I've ever written a review I would consider less than "somewhat useful," and while I understand some voters' confusion, it really unbalances things.

I would suggest we make it so only logged-in members can vote on review usefulness, but that seems a bit strict.
10/29/2008
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
Quote:
Originally posted by Neuron Geek
Yes, we are aware of this practice, even respectable contributors sometimes vote for themselves. We are trying to eliminate this in the contributor rank. Soon we will introduce new rank filters which will decrease rank if we identify any ... More
It was actually suggested by a respectable contributor that you SHOULD do that. I knew I had read it somewhere so I dug up the forum. link
10/29/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
Quote:
Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
In all fairness, it's a little hard not to bump your review up a notch when people needlessly voted "not useful at all," thinking that they were voting on the toy rather than the review. I know that sounds stuck-up, but I don't ... More
Yeah, I've done this. When I wrote my review on the Impulse Diva Teaser ( link ), a few days after I left the front page, someone commented 3 times. I got the alerts, felt that happy little thrill you get when someone takes the time to comment... and saw that the same person had commented 3 times, and then voted 'not useful at all', when all my other votes had been 'extremely useful'. It sounded like the commentor had a real beef with the product, and felt I was stupid for reviewing it? (even though it was a description project assignment)? I don't know. I did actually vote for myself at that time. I've voted for myself in the past, too.

It was actually *recommended* in another post, that you vote for yourself, by Essen' Em, as a method for helping you raise your rating. I thought that was what people simply did. I didn't do it often, but I never thought anything of it, when I did. I actually voted myself as *less* useful than the majority vote, a couple times. Heh.
10/29/2008
Bulma Bulma
I vote for my reviews when they are new, once. I don't do it every time, but more often then not. I think most everyone does this as most reviews have a vote when they show up in the recent reviews section. It would be nice if there was someway to let every one only vote for each review once, then after that only show the results. Many sites do this with polls, or they let you vote as many times as you want but only the first vote counts.

I've heard that comments for negative votes will be made mandatory, and I'm hoping to see that. Even if someone votes negative for the reviews, at least then maybe they would say why. I don't care if people vote my reviews poorly, as long as they are doing it for legitimate reasons. Not agreeing with how I rank a toy, or voting based off of personal feelings towards me are not reasons that I feel are legitimate. If someone thinks my review is not helpful, or I forgot an important detail then they have every reason to rate my review low.

Is it wrong to vote for your own reviews once? I never saw anything wrong with getting one vote myself, but if it's deemed cheating, I'll never do it again.
10/29/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Bulma
I vote for my reviews when they are new, once. I don't do it every time, but more often then not. I think most everyone does this as most reviews have a vote when they show up in the recent reviews section. It would be nice if there was ... More
I also vote once.

I'm not sure how I would feel about mandatory comments. I think most of the times I vote reviews down is when they are poorly written and I'm not sure "I don't understand what you're even trying to say" is going to help some people.
10/29/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
We consider voting on own reviews as inappropriate practice. The reviews should be evaluated by other people not by author of the review.
10/29/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
Hn, I wish I'd known this. I thought, since it was advised on the forum that you do this to hep ranking (there was a time I thought ty try and raise mine), and no one said not to, that it was fine. Welp, that's that.
10/29/2008
Bulma Bulma
How does this go for voting on the reviews of friends? Conflict of interest? Just curious. Rules like these maybe should have been stated somewhere to keep this from happening, as it's obvious many people did not even know it was wrong. I understand of course that voting multiple times isn't ethical, but I never considered voting once as unethical...now that I know and it's been stated by a staff member, I won't do it at all anymore. I do feel that implementing something to prevent it though would be helpful, that and having the rules posted in an easy to find place. This forum should help though...just wish it would have been stated sooner...
10/29/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
This new rule was added recently. We will add more details in the contributor support section.
10/29/2008
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