The Vault sort by rating system is bad and needs to be changed

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Always great to hear we do something terrible and then come up with a proposal that makes the situation even worse.
Your proposal would make a 6x 1 star rated mod appear above a 1x 5 star rated mod.

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@Brutus5000 Which is still good, it means that that mod has some form of popularity and allow for changes to be made.

And besides its way better than a 2x5 star rated mod being sorted above a 35xMixed star.

Point still stands, thx for your input

Edit: Total amount of stars - (amount of 1 star reviews + amount of 2 star reviews * 2)

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If there is no good algorithm, the solution is to have multiple bad algorithms. On Monday, we do the bad algorithm that over-emphasizes having a perfect rating. On Tuesday we do the bad algorithm that over-emphasizes the number of 5-star reviews. Etc.

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@Degulum said in The Vault sort by rating system is bad and needs to be changed:

@Brutus5000 Which is still good, it means that that mod has some form of popularity and allow for changes to be made.

so the people that rate a mod 1/5 stars in an attempt to warn people that its a bad mod are actually unintentionally boosting its popularity. A great system indeed

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@TheWheelie Almost all 1 star reviews on my mod are bug reports, im certain that this is also the case with most 1 star reviews on other mods, I have provided an alternative where 1 star and 2 star reviews can yield negative sorting score. I still believe that 1 star reviews can represent general interest in a mod and since theyre mostly "not working" or "game freezes" etc. I think it could either allow the original author to fix it or have another author provide a better comparable mod.

My biggest issue with the current system is that it doesnt make popularity valueable it sorts mods with 2 5 star ratings way infront of big mods people put a lot of work into that have a higher chance of having issues or bugs which may yield bad reviews throughout its development.

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Reviews should just be removed, they are pretty pointless as they are now.

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There is a separate category for most popular mods by the way

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@BlackYps No there are 3 categories for mods, Highest rated, Recommended Ui mods and recent uploads/updates

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Isn't recommended based on download number? It could definietly have a better name, though.

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@BlackYps I Dont know what its based on, but whatever it is is much better than what is used for highest rated.

The problem is that its recommended UI mods and not mods

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The recommended UI mods uses the exact same sorting criteria as highest rated just restricted to just the UI mods.

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@Sheikah Oh yeah, I see its just because only the first 3 pages actually have mods with any ratings at all and the second page is already at single ratings