31-12-17, 02:43 AM
(31-12-17, 12:41 AM)Media in Sanity Wrote: To me, this looks like an overcomplication of the current review system, which would also require that much more mod work to keep going.
Doesn't every new feature/change have to be coded in?
Are you one of the coders? I am oblivious to the operational part, so maybe you could give us an insider's insight.
Thank you for the time.
I'm not a coder, but I am concerned as to what level of moderation and work there would have to be to keep this going.
Who will have to check the validity of adventures? The mods?
How are adventures going to be kept? Are you putting a system in place to not have multiple thousands of adventures active at once (RRL has well over 10k fictions), supposing users always have an ability to make their own adventure?
Suppose every 4th person (account) makes their own adventure. That's about... 17 thousand adventures. Excellent, we now have a list that's bigger than RRL's fiction list. That is only handled by upvote/downvote systems. The same system which was discarded after 2 days of testing on RRL fictions themselves.
Not to mention, that there'd have to be a system that checks for duplicates of adventures.
On the coding side, I can only assume that introducing an entirely new system for RRL to use will most likely take a huge amount of time, considering that the current WIP features of remaking the increasingly broken forum system, finishing the author premium, and [redacted], have taken enough time as is.
(31-12-17, 12:41 AM)Media in Sanity Wrote: As a completely user-driven system, this is more than likely going to give similar results to that of the ranking list we have now, which is, also, a user-driven system.We had recommendations tested for a few weeks. Guess what, the top stories were present on most of the people's lists.
If people only made Popular Adventure - Fantasy - (Add another word) adventures, I'd be sure of it:
If we already see that there's an enormous population that searches for the same kind of novels, is it not a fair assumption that any system made to find stories will invariably go towards that population?
(31-12-17, 12:41 AM)Media in Sanity Wrote: Here are a couple suggestions that people have made to make the search function more interesting:
I have already provided my input on the very threads you're linking, one of which doesn't actually suggest anything new.
I'm not saying that the system doesn't pose any validity or that it doesn't have any good ideas. It just appears to be an excessive amount of work that will more likely than not produce similar results to what we already have.