Easy algorithm to detect bad voters

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There is a very easy algorithm for detecting bad voters:

For a given voter:
Let plus_votes = sum of current scores of pictures voted for
Let minus_votes = sum of current scores of pictures voted against
Let vote_quality = (plus_votes - minus_votes) / number of votes cast

A person who is generally in agreement with community consensus would have a positive 'vote_quality' score. Someone voting randomly would be close to zero. Someone intentionally down-voting would risk being in negative territory.
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Posted 6 years ago

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I agree with this. In other words, voting pattern for all of us shall also earn points based on how we vote in a particular duel. So the higher the voter's points the higher it weights on the image's points when he/she votes. The lower voter's points the lower it weights on the image's points when he/she votes. It's basically an algorithm for voting pattern. This way, reckless or down voting has less bearing on image's score.
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excellent idea :)
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Thank you for suggestion Matthew, we already have mechanism that would detect bad voters.
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Jasenka Lukša you might have mechanism to detect bad votes but do u have a mechanism to compensate the images that fell trap to bad voting ?
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Hello Ravi, I'm sorry but we can not change image score of images after duels have happened if we remove photos that image dueled with.
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I REALLY like this idea, and hope that it can be implemented quickly.

I'd also like to see my score on my profile, so that I could gain some idea of how 'well' I'm doing at judging other people's photos.....sometimes it's really difficult, especially when you come across two incredibly different images in the same category!

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