Let's be fair and positive.
As some of you might have noticed, I made some changes to the website again. Seems like every month I'll experiment with a different system :-)
One thing that bothered me with how it functioned until now is that an idea that was posted in the beginning of the month had more chance of becoming number 1 then an idea posted in the end of the month. Because that idea simply had more time to gather votes. Let's change that.
In the new system (called 'very fairy') each idea gets 10 days. After those 10 days voting is closed until the last day of the month. Because the last day of the month is now 'Open Day'! On Open Day all ideas open again and you can vote on everything.
So what happens to an idea posted on the 25th of March? It will go to April automatically...
It's somewhat easy and fair no? It might be a little bit more complex then how it was now, but I think it's a good solutions, at least for March :-)
Another thing that I thought a lot about was strategic voting. I noticed that ideas that become number one all of a sudden get a lot of negative votes. Often not because people disagree with the idea (even though sometimes they do), but because they prefer a different idea. But therefor you get people dissing you, while they actually don't mean to diss you! So as a tryout this month I removed the down vote, because actually with only being positive you already have a lot of influence, maybe there is no need to be negative as well...
So what do you think, wanna try it out? Feedback always very welcome.