Not a bad idea, but it should be called the Facsist Clicker. But you do the site.
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I'm going to throw my 2 cents in (why is it a penny for your thoughts, and yet you throw in 2 cents?) . . . I think all DC point distribution should be objective. Basically, give anywhere from 1 to 50 points for a game based on the quality.* Give 1 to 3 points per article based on a similar thumbs system, and maybe just give a standard 2 points for every user-review and preview.
*Expanding on the DC Points for Games Submitted*
Let's be honest here. A lot of crap games get submitted that skyrocket a user's rank. Why should a game someone threw together in 4 hours get as many points as something like Eternal Daughter? Here's how I'd like to see it break down. An admin, when they are accepting the submission, ranks the game from 1 to 5 based on how much time/effort they think was put into it. Then, take that base score, multiply it by 10, and then factor in the average thumb rating of the game (or average review score). Examples: A game ranked 5 for effort with a thumb up rating of 90% would get 45 DC Points; A game ranked 2 for effort with a thumb up rating of 40% would get 8 DC Points.
These ideas are intresting, but no matter what you make, it can be neglected or unfairly/improperly used. I like the idea of admins rating people personally, but they should wait to see if a person is gonna stay and be part of the community, or else they will just waste there time for sombody joining just to put there game on TDC and leave after a bit. Perhaps only if a member requests for a rating inspection, after he has been on TDC a while.
Again this can also be neglected by admins (Not admins fault, they can only do so much).
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Hm.. perhaps something else, like the Interests section on MSN profiles, where you choose what skills you're good at - for example, 'Coding', 'Graphics', 'Music', etc. - and then you'll be able to search for people with those skills and form teams. You know, like Yellow Pages, or putting an ad in phoneboxes with a picture of yourself semi-naked.
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