For delicious-fruit, how about adding a real "top fangames" feature? It should be interesting for new players who don't know where to start. I know you can just go on the full fangame list page and sort by rating, but there are a few problems with that:
- it doesn't take into account the number of ratings per fangame, which means I can just rate any new fangame 10/10 and it'll end up first on the list
- the averages themselves don't take into account the "average rating" of people who reviewed it: for example, a 10/10 from someone who rates all his games 10/10 should weigh less than a 10/10 from someone whose rating average is around 5/10. A way to solve this problem is to use a formula like: average game rating = (sum of abs(user_x's game rating - user_x's average rating)*user_x's rating) / (sum of abs(user_x's game rating - user_x's average rating))
Although this isn't posted in the correct thread, I can answer it here anyway!
To address your 'top fangames' suggestion - this, unfortunately, is much harder to implement than expected. A variety of reasons limit this suggestion to nothing more than checking certain users' clear/rated lists.
-Everyone has varying opinions on "the top fangames." This is the entire point of the site - to let you rate your favorite games high, and your not-so-favorites low.
-There is no concrete "top fangames" list. If you ask me, I have a list. If you ask Klazen, he has a list. If you ask anyone else, they have their own lists. These lists may have the same games or drastically different ones. Hell, maybe my favorite game is one of your LEAST favorite! This completely defeats the purpose of the "top fangames" list, as it is very subjective.
-Sorting by ratings is the best way to find the top fangames. Yes, 1 review that is 10/10 will obviously skew results. However, if you play through that game and do not like it and rate it 5/10, all of a sudden that game is now at 7.5/10 and no longer at the top. You can directly contribute to how well a game does on the top ratings list, which is the entire concept behind del-fruit.
-We are not willing to limit someone's ability to rate games. If someone goes around and rates 4 games 10/10 and 4 games 0/10, we are not going to make their review count as "less." This punishes users for taking an active role in our community. To combat the trolls on the site, Klazen and I have been actively monitoring reviews. We have removed reviews that we have deemed as "spam" or "troll", regardless of their rating. I can confidently tell you that we are on the lookout for this exact behavior. We reserve the right to remove anyone's account/posts/reviews at anytime, as stated by the ToS on account creation, and we have done so on multiple occasions to combat this exact problem.
I hope this helps! If you want to continue this discussion, have a question or comment, or have another suggestion, you can do so here: https://www.iwannacommunity.com/forum/index.php?topic=1386.0