Just realized a typo in my original sentence. I meant to say "to ensure that people who've only seen 1 film from a place don't only submit that film and nothing else". I'll edit my original post too.mjf314 wrote: ↑December 16th, 2018, 3:39 amI don't think a minimum list size is a good idea. For example, if someone has watched exactly 5 Israeli films, they shouldn't be forced to vote for all 5. They should vote for films that they like.Fergenaprido wrote: ↑December 14th, 2018, 12:16 pm1. Having users submit a Top 10 should be sufficient. Many polls have that limit and it seems simple yet effective. I would like to have a minimum number as well, though, to ensure that people who've only seen 1 film from a place submit that film and nothing else (maybe a minimum of 5 films, similar to the year polls we conduct).
If you only want knowledgeable people to be allowed to vote, you can say that only people who have watched at least X films from the country are allowed to vote, but then it would be a different type of project from what you originally had in mind.
I don't think anyone is forced to vote; if they've only seen 5 maybe they wouldn't vote at all unless they really wanted to. Plus (at least for me this is the case), when exploring a new country one tends to start with the best there is and work down, not the other way around, so I suspect that if people have only seen a few films from a country, they saw the best ones/the ones they thought they would like the most (unless they've been participating in the world cup and came across some stinkers that way ).
That being said, setting a minimum # of watches isn't a bad idea. I don't think it would change the nature of the project, though, as it's still attempting to create a guide to cinema from around the world.
I would say there are two options, then:
1. You may submit 5-10 films per country, regardless of how many you've seen.
2. You may submit 1-10 films per country, but you must have seen at least 10 (or some other number) films.