Some Ideas on Voting

Started Mar 3, 2010 | Discussions thread
radamczak
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There is logic there
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Mar 11, 2010

The way the Bayesian logic works in these extreme cases, if I understand correctly, is that 2 low votes may both be anomalies, but 3 low votes are less likely to be. The average for both entries is adjusted by taking into account the average for all other entries (which I believe an entry with no votes at all would be awarded), but less so for the 3-vote entry.

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

A 1/2-star vote drags down the average and placement of an individual entry. However, it really isn't clear exactly what is going on with dpreview's averaging. Here's an extreme example which, IMO, defies logic.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1005&message=34542724

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