Disc Golf Course Review First Diamond Trusted Reviewer!

#1561
02-13-2023, 06:07 PM
 Surge5 Bogey Member Join Date: Apr 2020 Location: Kansas City Years Playing: 8.8 Courses Played: 136 Throwing Style: RHFH Posts: 85 Niced 201 Times in 58 Posts

Alright, so I stumbled across this in the "Up and Coming Good Reviewers" thread in a list of people who'd been shouted out in the first 11 or 12 pages:

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Dave242 - 276 - 1905 thumbs (needs 1648 thumbs to go straight to diamond)

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Is there a magical number up there that pushes you straight to diamond? I assume it isn't actually 3,553 as that math would suggest, maybe 3,500 or 3,550?
#1562
02-13-2023, 06:25 PM
 timg *Administrator* Join Date: May 2007 Location: Haverhill, MA Years Playing: 21 Courses Played: 351 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 10,407 Niced 1,508 Times in 429 Posts

It's always 1000 with the unique votes requirement. This particular case falls under the following part of the formula though:

So doing the math with the numbers at that time, Dave would need that amount of votes to get to 45%. Normally the percentage part isn't really an issue for people on diamond track.

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#1563
02-13-2023, 06:51 PM
 DiscGolfCraig Double Eagle Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Charlotte, NC Years Playing: 19 Courses Played: 521 Posts: 1,720 Niced 1,096 Times in 376 Posts

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 Originally Posted by Surge5 Alright, so I stumbled across this in the "Up and Coming Good Reviewers" thread in a list of people who'd been shouted out in the first 11 or 12 pages: ----------- Dave242 - 276 - 1905 thumbs (needs 1648 thumbs to go straight to diamond) ----------- Is there a magical number up there that pushes you straight to diamond? I assume it isn't actually 3,553 as that math would suggest, maybe 3,500 or 3,550?
Dave is from the golden age when we were throwing around negative votes consequences be ****ed. We were living for today, never thinking a day would come and our votes would be seen publicly. That, and a lot of the perpetual negative voters 'left' the site. If Dave was turning out the same reviews today, he'd still get his fair share of negative votes, but he'd be in the 80 - 90% positive vote range.

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#1564
02-14-2023, 07:14 AM
 Surge5 Bogey Member Join Date: Apr 2020 Location: Kansas City Years Playing: 8.8 Courses Played: 136 Throwing Style: RHFH Posts: 85 Niced 201 Times in 58 Posts

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 Originally Posted by timg It's always 1000 with the unique votes requirement. This particular case falls under the following part of the formula though: "In addition to the above requirements, your unhelpful vote count must be less than 45% of your total helpful vote count to qualify as a trusted reviewer." So doing the math with the numbers at that time, Dave would need that amount of votes to get to 45%. Normally the percentage part isn't really an issue for people on diamond track.
Oh wow. I hadn't looked up his thumb ratio
#1565
02-14-2023, 07:41 AM
 GMcAtee Birdie Member Join Date: Jun 2009 Location: Huntsville, AL Years Playing: 14.2 Courses Played: 709 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 476 Niced 364 Times in 173 Posts

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 Originally Posted by DiscGolfCraig Dave is from the golden age when we were throwing around negative votes consequences be ****ed. We were living for today, never thinking a day would come and our votes would be seen publicly. That, and a lot of the perpetual negative voters 'left' the site. If Dave was turning out the same reviews today, he'd still get his fair share of negative votes, but he'd be in the 80 - 90% positive vote range.
Yup. I haven't had a downvote since 2019.
#1566
02-14-2023, 08:08 AM
 DiscGolfCraig Double Eagle Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Charlotte, NC Years Playing: 19 Courses Played: 521 Posts: 1,720 Niced 1,096 Times in 376 Posts

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 Originally Posted by GMcAtee Yup. I haven't had a downvote since 2019.
We all chickened out (or manned up?) and stopped giving negative votes once they were made public. I also like to think I no longer get angry/upset when someone writes a review/gives a rating I disagree with.

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#1567
02-14-2023, 08:23 AM
 Cerealman Par Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Collegedale, Tenn. Years Playing: 14.8 Courses Played: 510 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 126 Niced 275 Times in 80 Posts
on good behavior ...

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 Originally Posted by GMcAtee Yup. I haven't had a downvote since 2019.
We haven't upset the locals recently for writing a review suggesting that Harmon Hills isn't a Top-10 course either.

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#1568
02-14-2023, 09:10 AM
 HyooMac Eagle Member Join Date: Jul 2018 Years Playing: 5.9 Courses Played: 367 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 527 Niced 904 Times in 323 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by DiscGolfCraig We all chickened out (or manned up?) and stopped giving negative votes once they were made public. I also like to think I no longer get angry/upset when someone writes a review/gives a rating I disagree with.
or choose to not vote at all. I read one this morning that wasn't particularly helpful, but didn't merit a down vote either.

Maybe I take the concept of "helpful" too literally...I read some where I think "That's interesting, but not particularly helpful."

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#1569
02-14-2023, 09:21 AM
 Tyler J Birdie Member Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: St. Louis, Missouri Years Playing: 16 Courses Played: 138 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 279 Niced 1,066 Times in 209 Posts

I've haven't been downvoted much, but I think it's funny that 4 out of 5 of my downvotes for reviews written since 2020 are from one person. Half of mine are also from the few reviews I did in 2010-2011, and were pretty earned on my part.

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#1570
02-14-2023, 09:21 AM
 Countchunkula * Ace Member * Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Chicago Burbs Years Playing: 16.9 Courses Played: 197 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 2,084 Niced 1,631 Times in 667 Posts

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 Originally Posted by DiscGolfCraig Dave is from the golden age when we were throwing around negative votes consequences be ****ed. We were living for today, never thinking a day would come and our votes would be seen publicly. That, and a lot of the perpetual negative voters 'left' the site. If Dave was turning out the same reviews today, he'd still get his fair share of negative votes, but he'd be in the 80 - 90% positive vote range.
Dave changed his review style up at some point to include more than just his rating rubric. Those initial reviews included zero information about the course he was reviewing. If he was still churning out his "reviews" in the original style, I'm sure they'd get more down votes than up.

Don't get me wrong, I though he brought an interesting perspective, but it mostly came through in forum posts and not in reviews.

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