We are pleased to announce that we have finished implementing our new (for lack of a better name) mod rating system!
Over the past year, we have done a lot of research trying to determine the ideal rating system. We conducted polls in many different communities, talked with site admins and modders and mod users, and a lot more. And while such things are highly subjective, we learned a lot about how to make a decent system.
1. People *want* some way to know what others have thought about something before they download it.
2. Simple numerical rating systems are far too easily skewed. A 1-10 vote can too easily give a very low rating with one single low vote.
3. Mod authors prefer something that is designed to be more positive.
4. Trolls suck!
THoS has a simple answer to all of that: if you have downloaded a mod, you can mark that you "love" it, or delete it from your download history. It's that simple! If you don't download the mod, you can't affect the numbers in any way. You can easily show that you really liked a mod, and if you don't like it you just remove it...no "thumbs down" or anything of the sort.
On the mod download page, the number of "hearts" and "deletes" are displayed, and the percentage of downloads from registered users that have given a heart or deleted the mod is shown. Guests who are not logged in can download a mod, but don't affect these numbers in any way.
So if you are tired of overly complex mod rating systems, or tired of the trolls who make your hard work look trivial or no good, come host your mods at The Holds of Skyrim!