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October 30, 2012 10:28am

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As we all know, there are TONS of awful, AWFUL guides hogging the #1 spot. On the flip side, there are tons of GOOD guides in the #1 spot (see brand)

How do we fix this? Matt has already said he's working on something, but he's a busy busy guy, and I have way too much free time. I have an idea, let me know if you guys like it and want in.

Imagine some ****ty anivia guide is sitting in the number 1 spot at 91% with flash clarity. Imagine some GOOD UNKNOWN writer wrote an anivia guide 2 months ago. It's perfect, but he abandoned it because of lack of interest (it's currently sitting at 4th or 5th or something). Now, Imagine that ALL OF A SUDDEN his guide gets over 100 upvotes within 1 hour, and the #1 anivia guide gets 100 downvotes, and his guide takes over the #1 spot. WTF JUST HAPPENED? I'll tell you what happened. Throatslashers COOL GUY CLUB (CGC) struck and restored order.

What if 100+ of us banded together? The structure would work something like this: I would appoint 4 other generals (all high elo/smart/well respected). We would look at the top #1 guides that sucked, and we would look for another guide written by an active moba member that was 10X better. We would then give the word, and the legion would all upvote the good guide and downvote the bad guide, catapulting it to 1st. It technically wouldn't be exploiting or anything as we would be upvoting GOOD guides and downvoting BAD guides.

Before we would initiate upvote/downvote storm, we would try to contact the #1 guide holder and bring to his attention the flaws in his guide. If he corrects all of our issues with the guide, great. If he doesn't or he doesn't respond, the storm begins.

I believe I would need about 100 volunteers to make this even possible. THOUGHTS?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » October 30, 2012 10:33am | Report
I'm in. I've noticed a few bad guides around on champions in the #1 spot I'd like to see taken down.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by tehAsian » October 30, 2012 10:34am | Report
This is a terrible idea, and just seems stupid unfair :/

I mean, that's really REALLY harsh just because the top guide sucks.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by wRAthoFVuLK » October 30, 2012 10:35am | Report
This job can also be fulfilled with the new scout system coming soon to a mobafire near you

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tehAsian wrote:

This is a terrible idea, and just seems stupid unfair :/

I mean, that's really REALLY harsh just because the top guide sucks.


Half of them get upvotes via reputation, because their guide was there first, or just simply because the hive mind keeps up-voting it "because it's in 1st" place.

I think it's fair to counteract some of the stupid reasons guides end up there.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by FalseoGod » October 30, 2012 10:37am | Report
I have way too much free time


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Imagine some ****ty anivia guide is sitting in the number 1 spot at 91% with flash clarity.


Man, that's too wild to imagine.

I would be in, although this doesn't solve the problem itself (those guides will still be sitting second top or top and the whole scout drama). Also, we would be replacing one problem with another: if the guide became outdated, we'd need the army to downvote their upvotes and upvote elsewhere, or a new upvote/downvote army.

But hey! I have no life.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by throatslasher » October 30, 2012 10:37am | Report
tehAsian wrote:

This is a terrible idea, and just seems stupid unfair :/

I mean, that's really REALLY harsh just because the top guide sucks.

If a guide is a steaming pile of **** that the writer has never updated, it doesn't deserve to be the #1 slot. I guarantee you they got more than 100 upvotes because of nubs seeing it was the 1st guide and just auto-upvoted. human nature OP
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FalseoGod wrote:

I would be in, although this doesn't solve the problem itself (those guides will still be sitting second top or top and the whole scout drama). Also, we would be replacing one problem with another: if the guide became outdated, we'd need the army to downvote their upvotes and upvote elsewhere, or a new upvote/downvote army.

But hey! I have no life.

By the time their guide gets outdated and ****ty, the new system will be in place, but I honestly imagine the new system won't be implemented for months, which is fine.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by lifebaka » October 30, 2012 10:41am | Report
100 volunteers is an unrealistically high goal, Throat. I don't know if there are actually 100 people who're all that active on the forums. 20 to 30 might be enough, anyway.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by tehAsian » October 30, 2012 10:45am | Report
I agree that top guides like those need to be taken down, it just makes me feel guilty and mean for being part of a group that downvotes a guide to oblivion. That's my human nature, and I stick by it.

Sorry :/
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