I’m working on implementing the new optional expanded voting form referenced in my previous blog entry Final Decisions. I need some feedback about the wording of the voting form.
The form will have three separate criteria for the reader to select values for and I want it to be clear enough about the meaning of each. So for each criteria, I need a short, concise sentence that goes under each option, to explain what the reader is selecting. It has to be as clear as possible as to not leave the reader confused about what they’re selecting and short enough to be simple. So far I’ve come up with:
Spelling and Grammar
Thoroughness of the storyline
Appeal to your personal taste.
Also, I can’t display all the numbers, so I must combine the three criterias into a single value to display.
So far, the relative score is going to be in its own column and the expanded score would be in another column.
So it’s going to be:
Size | Dnlds | Votes | Score | E Score | Q Score
The E Score is the expanded one and the Q Score is going to be the Weighed score. (It’s going to be really confusing for a while.)
Authors can already see the Q Score in the stats page.
Now, to calculate the E Score value, I’m thinking:
Quality can be easily fixed with a proofreader’s help. Appeal is a subjective value that varies by the reader’s personal taste. So the emphasis is on the Plot.
I would like to hear as many opinions as possible about the wording of the form as wells as the distribution of the values to be calculated.