Would you like to see downvoting implemented on shirt.woot derbies?
What do you think?
It could lead to massive downvotes for certain artists regardless of the design, but I think it may be worth a try.
I think it is an awful idea, specifically for the reason that certain artists are going to get rocked by voters, and it could be even worse corruption.
While this site is based on opinion of what people think our good deals, the shirt derbies are for what the most people want (and thus will sell the best), and giving a downvote will just cause derby shirts to be even more likely to fade to oblivion from the reckoning faster.
From a breaking the system stand point, if it is like this system with one down for every one up, it would be very easy for people to just vote for the last place designs and down vote all the high designs they don't want to win. Plus, a large enough group could use this to find out how many votes the prints in the fog have.
Maybe I will change my opinion as the Deals situation becomes more steady, but I really do feel a up vote/don't vote is a better show of popularity.read more collapse
@acdawg: I would certainly not be too upset at Shirt.Woot making it a vote for it you buy it sort of system, but I don't think it would end up changing the end results of most derbies. I have voted for shirts I haven't planned on buying just because I felt there was nothing in the derby I would wear, but that the design itself was worthy of recognition, and I like that choice.
Much like I assume there are many people who vote up deals here that don't buy it because it is a good deal or was worth a chuckle, and I think that's a good thing, because I am sure there are plenty of people who only check popular, just like there are probably quite a few shirt.wooters who don't even know what the derby is.read more collapse
@shadowhunter312: I think I agree with you. But, if you consider voting on shirt.woot derbies being whether or not you like a design instead of if you want to buy it, the up/down vote system might make more sense.
Of course, shirt.woot would never do this because liking a shirt doesn't mean you will buy it if it prints. Then again, people can currently vote for designs they like, but will not buy.read more collapse
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