To address the problems with the current star ratings system, I’m trialing a system that doesn’t “grade” art, so much as it asks if you want to see more, or less of similar artwork.
As users of the system make selections about which art they want to see more or less of, it learns which artworks particular users may find interesting.
This changes the assumption that artwork needs to be graded as good or bad - to one of all art being equal.
Popularity is only based on upwards votes, meaning “Trolls” can’t drag back popular artwork, only exclude art of that type from their gallery. It also removes the subjectiveness of rating something, either you want to see more of this sort of thing, or less.
22032007 - Ratings now available for blog entries