Friday, November 14, 2008

Quanity or Quality

Now that UM has implemented a voting and rating option into the website it has posed another dilemma for me. What means more a cartoon "works" better: one that gets a higher number of votes but a lower rating or simply one that gets a strong rating?

At first glance it would appear that the rating means the most after all a 4 star cartoon was enjoyed more than 3 star cartoon. But if the 4 star cartoon only gets 5 votes and the 3 star cartoon gets 10 votes that may mean the 3 star cartoon actually "inspired" more people.

I thought about this for a while, then figured I'm reading way too much into this. I'll just keep writing cartoons and hope people keep reading and enjoying them.

(Still try to vote and rate if you can cause if something does score low or high it does help me determine what works and what may not work.)


shipping troll said...

Oddly enough I have noticed a serious lack of comment on the new pages. But the voting seems to be well used. I would stick with quantity, the more people that vote give you a better average, and therefore a better gauge. Comments I have found are largely negative or even worse argumentative and less likely to be helpful.
BTW, I have emailed the the people at with my problem and STILL haven't received any assistance. it's been 2 weeks an I still can't log in and participate. Have you any pull?

Today's panel killed me, it's a classic!

Johnzakour said...

I have ABSOLUTELY no pull with UM. Probably even less after ribbing them on the change over. :)