The points aren't really that important for me, but it's not like the rating system is much of a nuisance anyway. I don't recall seeing much people here who really act in a elitist way due to their rating and people who really act this way get ignored sooner or later anyway.
As been mentionned in the topic already, the rating just shows how much this user submitted to Daily Click and shouldn't be used to identify a member as being an expert/newbie to the entire click community. For instance, I'm an expert member with a star besides the name, yet I only submitted 4 games. I only got up to that rating by submitting an handful of reviews as well as 2 articles, so this means nothing toward my status as a general click community member. If you don't like the way the rating system works, none of you are forced to take notice of people's rating.
Besides, you should be thankful about the current rating system, since the first one that was used on Daily Click was something you could really bitch on. Your member rating was given to you by all community members around willing to do so, so you could imagine the mess that it would spring out at moments. Most people just gave 1s or 10s to almost everyone for no real reason. Now THAT was hell.
The current system is good, all that needs to be added is extra points for extra participation (for example making good games).
Thinking about it, I have done loads for this site and never gotten DC-points for participating (well, by that I mean fixing various security holes in the site).
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:: Joshtek ::
Oreos? GO! OREOS!
13th January, 2004 at 11:58:53 AM -
Whoops, it was Circy, not Pete.
Assman: I used to be cool? Yes... Maybe... ...hey... of course I am cool. Or doesn't my avatar look cool? I just got pissed because it was so fun... Lol, maybe I should make a picture 'pyrypissed.jpg'
Um... in case you guys haven't noticed, half of the crap games out there are submitted purely for DC points (the other half by innocent newbies who don't know better). And the 'low participants' (e.g. the ones who submit only one really long game) still keep to the really low ratings.
So basically, someone could just submit 10 1-hour games that are barely decent (ala Invasion of the Muz) and the admins still should accept them. I don't see how this could be of any advantage to anyone, specially not the admins.
It's a noble enough idea, but it's been abused too much and will continue to be abused even more.
Disclaimer: Any sarcasm in my posts will not be mentioned as that would ruin the purpose. It is assumed that the reader is intelligent enough to tell the difference between what is sarcasm and what is not.