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Although we don't respond to every suggestion for improvement to the site, it doesn't mean we're not reading all of your suggestions and taking them on board.
We are working on a re-vamped Page2Fame system for which we have incorporated many of the ideas that have been proposed by our members. When this goes live, you will be able to see a marked improvement in the selection of submissions and ratings-based elevations going into higher rounds.
Good luck with your work
Alternately or in addition, someone could read through the slush, at least looking for glaringly bad work and not allow it to be pasted.
I have had a couple of submission sat on 3 ratings for over a month.
There is always the chance with your idea that one or two people will just give any old rating without reading, but I would suspect that these are few. The site already has the software to identify if anyone is rating in a manner that is way out of line with the community as a whole, so those few could be weeded out
I have been advised that there is an algorithm to make sure that no one submission
gets a glut of viewings whilst another gets nothing.
An alternative idea would be that the algorithm can be altered so that those that rate over a certain number in a given month receive a larger number of viewings than those that rate hardly any or do not rate any at all.
This way if people do not want to rate, fair enough, but it will take them longer to amass the number of ratings they need than those that rate regularly
Modest proposal: The site used to charge for submissions. Why don't you charge for each submission in ratings instead of in dollars? If you had to rate 20 page 1s before submitting a page 1 yourself wouldn't that help with both the glut of submissions and the lack of ratings? Who else thinks this is a no brainer?