Currently, CurseForge sorts by number of downloads and how recently those downloads were, this provides semi-accurate results when looking for community favorites, but it isn't perfect.
This will make sure that less and less people create mods as people with a lot of following, will have that following (often not even by asking them but due to loyalty) downvote all others. Look at how the 'loyal following' of Recount, Details and Skada literally spread lies about each other while neither of those mods is perfect by definition or comes even close.This is not a bad idea, this is a horrific and extremely bad idea that will sure destroy a big part of the modding community.
Up/down voting is a terrible idea.
Addons could be voted into oblivion by guilds/communities that have a link to other compeating addons.
The download metric is much better; for thoise addons that are not good or broken they may get some downloads but they are unlikley to get any repeate buisness, after all I am not the only one that takes into account the number of downloads and the year since the addon launched.
Please do not implement anything like this.
Honestly terrible if you think about it. Voting brings manipulation and inaccurate results of popularity as well.
Let people vote with their downloads. You're actually downplaying how accurate of a metric the download count is for this type of content.
Personally, while a voting or review system would be nice to see a general consensus of a mod, I feel that this would be bad in a few cases. One would be "review-bombing", where an organised group of malicious trolls target a specific author for the laughs. The other is that it would be unfair for those who are just getting started compared to those deeply entrenched in modding, causing reviews to be skewed based on clout or coding experience. It has an extremely high potential of gating newcomers.I think, if anything, it should just be an upvote system. Reviews systems fail often because most people leaving a review are the ones having a problem with it, so an Upvote-only system is for those that did like the mod and recommend it, while also cutting down on troll behaviour.Also, personal view, but I don't think reviewing free content is a morally good thing to do.
This is not a good idea imo, it can very easily be abused.
With simple up/downvoting there comes a problem with people gaming the votes, however. Perhaps a review system?
Absolutely. There are some mods that are popular due to uploading first but need a lot of work. Getting first to the finish line does not mean they are by any means the best out there.
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