Board 8 > Contest Stats and Discussion - Part 1326

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Advokaiser
01/15/20 8:08:32 AM
#255:


Yesterday's poll almost reached 13k. I hope votals go up on the next several weeks as well.

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Yuri_LowelI
01/15/20 8:14:50 AM
#256:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
IGN are hosting a poll on their youtube channel for game of the decade.

After 600k votes:-

GTA 5 - 33%
Witcher 3 - 24%
LoZ BotW - 16%
Last of Us - 14%
RDR 2 - 13%

jesus. Good thing Im not part of IGNs community. Friggin Death Stranding won their GOTY. Their site and community are an embarrassment.

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Advokaiser
01/16/20 8:10:09 AM
#257:


If the PS5 is backwards-compatible with every past system, I'm definitely in. Otherwise, not interested.

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linid0t
01/16/20 8:30:13 AM
#258:


Advokaiser posted...
If the PS5 is backwards-compatible with every past system, I'm definitely in. Otherwise, not interested.

The one ultra negative aspect with true BC is that every ps1-ps3 game out there that has held relative value will double overnightm
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LusterSoldier
01/16/20 8:30:36 AM
#259:


PS5 is going to be backwards compatible with PS4, so that's good news for those who don't have a PS4 yet.

It's not very likely to have native hardware-based compatibility for the earlier systems before PS4. To support PS1, PS2, and PS3 means including extra hardware inside the PS5 to emulate those earlier systems. Playing games from the earlier systems will require the use of PlayStation Now, a cloud gaming service.
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LadyVyxx
01/16/20 9:03:36 AM
#260:


LusterSoldier posted...
PS5 is going to be backwards compatible with PS4, so that's good news for those who don't have a PS4 yet.

It's not very likely to have native hardware-based compatibility for the earlier systems before PS4. To support PS1, PS2, and PS3 means including extra hardware inside the PS5 to emulate those earlier systems. Playing games from the earlier systems will require the use of PlayStation Now, a cloud gaming service.

This is most likely the case. I doubt there are enough people with a physical PSX library left to make the price difference count (in sonys eyes anyways)

Now I'm going to say we really need a Metal Gear Solid IV HD port for PS5
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Safer_777
01/16/20 11:12:36 AM
#261:


Americans don't like XBOX it seems.

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abdou
01/16/20 12:21:50 PM
#262:


PS4 and Switch dominated this gen, on GameFAQs and in the real world. I am not surprised PS5 is the console people are looking forward to.

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AxemRedRanger
01/16/20 12:49:11 PM
#263:


Safer_777 posted...
Americans don't like XBOX it seems.

Xbox is doing better in the U.S. than worldwide!

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Averia
01/17/20 2:38:41 AM
#264:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
IGN are hosting a poll on their youtube channel for game of the decade.

After 600k votes:-

GTA 5 - 33%
Witcher 3 - 24%
LoZ BotW - 16%
Last of Us - 14%
RDR 2 - 13%

Geez those votals are pretty impressive.
Meanwhile, each year we are getting closer to the Touhou rally striking range.
Luckily, by the time we get there, I don't think anyone will care enough about our contest to rally in it.

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BlAcK TuRtLe
01/17/20 9:17:31 AM
#265:


GameFAQs could shut down and I could see a number of people here starting their own website to host/discuss these contests.

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abdou
01/17/20 4:50:00 PM
#266:


i don't think the low vote numbers are an indication of overall GameFAQs traffic and revenue situation. Gamefaqs users just don't probably care about the contests any longer , can we blame them? we have had way too many...and even the poll, running one every.single.day for what now, 20 years?! again, way too many freaking polls. The PoTD should be weekly thing or even monthly.

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AxemRedRanger
01/17/20 5:23:13 PM
#267:


De-routinizing the PotD among our remaining diehard voters would only further murder votals.

I think many people who are still on gamefaqs and active and might conceivably kinda-sorta care just see no particular reason to ever visit the main page and therefore don't vote.

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ZeldaTPLink
01/17/20 5:29:14 PM
#268:


I vote in the PotD maybe once a month.
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Advokaiser
01/17/20 10:03:27 PM
#269:


https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/5959-why-are-you-visiting-gamefaqs-today

If I'm reading this right, removing the poll would kill nearly 43% of the votals.

That's... something.

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swirIdude
01/17/20 10:11:18 PM
#270:


Advokaiser posted...
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/5959-why-are-you-visiting-gamefaqs-today

If I'm reading this right, removing the poll would kill nearly 43% of the votals.

That's... something.

Removing the poll would kill 100% of the votals because there would be no poll.

Also, the poll percentage is skewed high because you'd have to see the poll to vote in it anyway.

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LusterSoldier
01/18/20 2:58:35 AM
#271:


swirIdude posted...
Also, the poll percentage is skewed high because you'd have to see the poll to vote in it anyway.


Yeah, if you look at the past history of that poll, you'll see that "I'm just here for the Poll" has gained percentage in every future re-run after the first appearance of that poll. And since most voters in the polls are long-time users, that's going to skew the results towards the poll option. Very few votes are coming from people visiting the site for the first time, as most of them are coming through a Google search result and bypassing the homepage completely.
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Advokaiser
01/18/20 7:16:31 AM
#272:


swirIdude posted...
Removing the poll would kill 100% of the votals because there would be no poll.

Also, the poll percentage is skewed high because you'd have to see the poll to vote in it anyway.

I meant "43%" as in "having a future poll after a period of no polls".

But I don't see it skewed since, well, they're "only here for the poll". You can be doing more things on the site than just voting on the poll.

LusterSoldier posted...
Yeah, if you look at the past history of that poll, you'll see that "I'm just here for the Poll" has gained percentage in every future re-run after the first appearance of that poll. And since most voters in the polls are long-time users, that's going to skew the results towards the poll option. Very few votes are coming from people visiting the site for the first time, as most of them are coming through a Google search result and bypassing the homepage completely.

That's my point. Long-time users are the ones that actively vote in the polls, therefore removing them would mean losing a ton of votes on future polls when featured (as in, maybe having them only at contests or something).

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ZeldaTPLink
01/18/20 9:21:44 AM
#273:


I'd argue the poll is more skewed nowadays since it used to be now that the poll appears on the bottom in the phone version.

So anyone who votes in the poll while on phone is probably looking for the poll specifically.
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tennisboy213
01/18/20 11:14:29 AM
#274:


I'd say that a few of those 'I'm just here for the poll' votes are joke votes
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Not_Wylvane
01/19/20 8:33:15 AM
#275:


I don't play video games, I don't even know what a Mario is, but when I see a poll, dammit, I'm always going to vote in that poll!

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ZenOfThunder
01/19/20 10:02:10 PM
#276:


https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/78345480

i tried picking 128 games out, tell me what i missed and what doesn't belong plz

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Advokaiser
01/20/20 3:20:06 PM
#277:


So after Byleth's reveal for Smash, I managed to make a sitewide trending topic in the Smash Ultimate board while simultaneously making a huge blunder in the process. You can see it on the front page right now.

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PrinceOfKoopas
01/20/20 4:52:54 PM
#278:


Advokaiser posted...
So after Byleth's reveal for Smash, I managed to make a sitewide trending topic in the Smash Ultimate board while simultaneously making a huge blunder in the process. You can see it on the front page right now.
The fact you left out "0" as an option?

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Advokaiser
01/20/20 8:07:23 PM
#279:


Correct.

The fact that I myself wouldn't remove anyone either makes it incredibly ironic as well.

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Advokaiser
01/21/20 8:57:23 AM
#280:


Hmm... Allen hasn't announced the nominations on the front page yet and we're already a week and a half in...

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abdou
01/21/20 8:59:18 AM
#281:


yeah this is taking too long. He needs to give the rest of gamefaqs time to nominate and then there is bracket period.

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