Starting today, the value of a downvote is -1 Point, instead of -2 Points.
As part of our continued efforts to develop a more balanced awards system that would also increase the quality of name suggestions, we recently decided to prevent the deletion of downvoted entries. Afterwards it became clear that this can be a demotivating factor for contestants - especially since Contests holders often don’t define the requirements in great detail.
We also analyzed the ratio of upvotes vs. downvotes, and decided that 2 points is just too much of a penalty for a downvote. So we cut it in half, to 1 Point. Previous votes and points are not affected.
New flagging options for contest holders
We also added a new option for Contest Holders to flag irrelevant responses (see the screenshot below). Flagging doesn’t currently affect Points, but accumulating too many negative flags is never a good idea. For now we’re just collecting data, but in the future, flags may be reflected on the Contestant’s profile and they may be tied to the Points system. Too many negative flags may also cause the user to be banned from a Contest.
So please keep the entries relevant. Stick to the contest requirements and only suggest entries that you would like to use for your own business project.
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