Time to review user ratings?
Five of the top ten sifters have not posted a video in years, some as long as 7+ years.
Is it time to revisit how users are rated, perhaps by vote count over the last year or some other measure? With traffic so low lately, it's impossible to ever come near the vote counts of our top 10, no matter how many videos are submitted. No video is going to get 100+ votes anymore, today a 15 vote video usually hits #1. That makes rating users by overall vote count a poor metric, and leaves the top user list full of long inactive users.

Is it time to change the rating system, or is the semi-broken system we have now one we want to keep?
Submitted by newtboy
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VS hasn't been updated too. @Lucky760 and @Dag -- Are there any plans for changes and updates in the future for VS?
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written by ant

These are some totally valid points.

I reckon I'd totally be up for making some changes, especially as it relates to quality of life for those of us who still come around.

@newtboy What top users list did you have in mind?

@ant Did you have any specific updates for VS in mind? Large-scale changes probably wouldn't be doable any time soon, but we could get away with doing some smaller changes.

If anyone has any thoughts, do share!
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written by lucky760

Well, how about starting with the issues and bugs that others and I reported in the past?
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written by ant

*quality
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written by ant

Awarding newtboy with one star point for this contribution to VideoSift - declared quality by ant.
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written by siftbot

Hmmm....I'm not sure. I would really like to hear what others think, but maybe by votes in the last year....or maybe the last two years?
Maybe by number of sifted videos instead of votes?
I don't really have an answer, just a little frustration that I'm not ever going to move up even though I'm usually in the top 5 for the week....not that it really matters, it's just a ranking after all.
If no one else has any issue, it doesn't bother me enough to ask for change on my account alone. It just seemed the current list has become meaningless with so many AWOL, so I mentioned it to get an idea how people feel. Maybe I should have made it a poll?
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written by newtboy

Certainly open to updates ... I feel like VideoSift has been going through a bit of a winter period. Time for Spring?
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written by dag

Isn't it winter down under?
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written by ant

Maybe we should start a ST post to gather sifters' ideas about things that can and should be worked on.
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written by lucky760

Would be nice to be able to embed tik tok and twitter vids. A lot of the time I have to look for ages or wait a week or two for someone to post a youtube version of the content.

Another suggestion would be to put a cap on video length. I am not usually going to watch a video over 20 minutes long, which means I can't vote on it.
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written by Mordhaus


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