It has come to my attention that my gift for words has been failing me miserably these past few days. What I mean to impart is coming off as bitchiness rather than humerous または helpful.
For that, I want to apologize. Especially to Harold, who works hard for this site and didn't deserve to feel like he was under attack at all. I'm an idiot. I would offer to smooch and make up, but I'm too old to be getting beat up によって anyone's wife...
Now, having 発言しました that, I am going to go over a few things that might be responsible for this mood lately. I simply feel like I am banging my head against the ウォール on a daily basis.
First off: Ratings.
あなた are not what is being rated (usually.) Yes, there are trolls here and there that will pop a 1 because they don't like あなた personally... I've gotten a few myself.
But in general, what is being rated is something あなた found on the Internet somewhere, not you. I mean look here... I have loaded up a bunch of 動画 to various spots. I did not create those videos. When あなた rate those videos, あなた should rate the video based on how much of an asset it is to that spot, and nothing else. Three is not a bad rating, and really should be the baseline. I have rated YouTube 動画 3 and then linked them on ファンポップ only to be amazed that they got a 5 here.
Second: Images. And this really is my main beef. Folks, ファンポップ is a business. The 宇宙 is not free. The time and effort to run it is not free. It is here to make money.
I have 発言しました this before and will likely say it another 100 times: If the image is not searchable then it is pretty much useless. あなた cannot load 50 画像 at once and label them 'Generic Book Cover' with no Key Words specific to that image, and with no image credit.
In order for this website to continue and 移動する forward, it has to have everything (or at least most things) searchable places like Google. When someone is searching for a particular video または image, ファンポップ needs to come up on that first page.
That is not going to happen with things the way they are. I know that あなた are trying to help. I know あなた are trying to fill spots with cool stuff. But あなた have to remember that one image that is well marked is もっと見る valuable than 200 generic 画像 with no specific tags.
I'm not trying to make it be like work. OK? I have fun here, and I think everyone should have fun here. But あなた can have fun while doing things that are to the benefit of Fanpop.
Look... I don't work here. I should not let this bother me to the point that it does... but I 愛 this website, and I believe in it. I hate the thought of it eventually going down the tubes because of things like not taking the time to make sure the majority of our 画像 are not in violation of Copyright laws, and that they are useful from a 検索 perspective.
I am not trying to be mean. I am on my knees (shut up John) and begging あなた to think about it 次 time あなた find a cool image. Take the time to find a reasonable semblance of ownership and cite the credit. Take the time to label the image as specific as あなた can.
I had more, but my fingers hurt. Sucks to get old some times... heh.