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Requests to improve the contests

2 answers  ·  last activity about 2 months ago by ArtOfCode

Post edited by user avatar ArtOfCode · 2020-05-11T10:51:41Z (about 2 months ago)
There are a couple of things that I think would be nice to improve contests,

- Hide the score while the contest is ongoing, that way it doesn't influence other people's votes.
- Sort answers in two ways, random by default and then by lastest entry, as it is currently set up it's slanted towards the earliest entries as they will get more votes to start with and then be higher on the page.
- Disallow downvotes, upvotes are enough to determine winners, and downvotes can hurt people's feelings.
- Some way or marking winners, used to be done by accepting the top answer after the contest was over.
There are a couple of things that I think would be nice to improve contests,

- Hide the score while the contest is ongoing, that way it doesn't influence other people's votes.
- Sort answers in two ways, random by default and then by lastest entry, as it is currently set up it's slanted towards the earliest entries as they will get more votes to start with and then be higher on the page.
- Disallow downvotes, upvotes are enough to determine winners, and downvotes can hurt people's feelings.
- Some way or marking winners, used to be done by accepting the top answer after the contest was over.
Initial revision by user avatar Charlie Brumbaugh · 2020-05-11T02:48:15Z (2 months ago)
There are a couple of things that I think would be nice to improve contests,

- Hide the score while the contest is ongoing, that way it doesn't influence other people's votes.
- Sort answers in two ways, random by default and then by lastest entry, as it is currently set up it's slanted towards the earliest entries as they will get more votes to start with and then be higher on the page.
- Disallow downvotes, upvotes are enough to determine winners, and downvotes can hurt people's feelings.
- Some way or marking winners, used to be done by accepting the top answer after the contest was over.