hollus wrote:Limiting the voting to the technical subsections sounds like a good idea to me.
I just saw the Schumacher retires (again) thread has 7 upvotes, most concentrated in a post saying that Herr S is better than Senhor S. If few people is voting and that is what claims votes, soon the ratings will be just random fan noise. (Note, I am not critizising the actual post, which was in its right place, just wondering which 5 people felt the need to upvote it and why.)
I never understood why people come to F1T looking apparently more for socialization than technical-tech stuff. This site does not have the best gossip or sporting reports, is not the fastest to get the news, so if people join it is presumably because there is a larger/better/cleaner concentration of pics, tech, physics and detailed analysis here than in other sites and forums and that is appealing. I just don't see the logic in then diluting that very trait of the site. But apparently fanbois keep drowning the level heads here. I guess it is how internet goes these days. A tricky problem indeed.
I have to agree Hollus. I use the thread as a reference for an unnamed outlet, and I do not participate in the actual innards of technical discussion. So I'm guilty as charged for being here and being non-technical.
However, the raison-d'etre of my membership revolves around the explanations of F-ducts, EBDs, and D-DRS etc. It's never a black and white outcome, but at least the Scarbs of this world can come and help explain things to us plebs.
Yet to use an example here of where the voting system is falling down, you only need to look at the Mercedes or Schumacher threads. Here are prime examples of posts that have been upvoted (for fanboi reasoning or favoured poster.... ie vote mine, I vote yours)
Schumacher comes from an era when men raced. Hamilton is from an era of unsportsman cry babies
Yup someone thought that technical
If Schumacher is a dirty blocker, then Hamilton is a dirty overtaker.
I think he has shown himself to have the potential to be one of the greats in F1. He has already achieved more than probalby 90% of drivers ever to have entered F1.
(about Vettel)This worth a vote? My 2 year old boy can see this!
Ross Brawn has proven himself to be non trustworthy.
Yet no evidnce to back it up, and it also upvoted!
Fans just seem to be too eagre to lap up the printings of the press. The truth about what goes on in Formula 1 is much more than that.
In response to facts being written in the press...
That's just the usual PR BS to control what fans are thinking
Schumacher, legend. nuff said
So, in effect side yourself to a popular driver post a bunch of crap and watch them upvotes come rolling in. Choose the right thread and your ilk will outnumber the others and your "winning".
The reality is, these votes are worthless. Even mine are pretty defunt, although I'd like to hope they werent as bad as the nameless examples I have used.