Not really sure how to approach this subject... but over the last few months I've made a purpose-built website for online beat battles which can answer specifically to everything in this thread. It went live 4 weeks ago and we've just started our 4th battle.
Out of respect for ST and especially the people on this forum, I am not going to post any links or sitenames until someone says it's cool to post them! I want to make it super clear that I am not here to try and steal anything away from this forum. It's clearly a tight community here, and that would be stupid.
This is about taking online beat battles to the next level and I'm looking to promote the site here because, if this thread is any indication, I genuinely think you'll be interested to see what we're doing. So far the response from producers has been hugely positive.
We've made some pretty radical improvements to the whole idea of online beat battles, things like:
Built in Voting System:
- Fully automatic -- no more counting up forum posts!
Super-easy big green vote button, right next to each flip.
Rules like "Only one vote" and "No voting for yourself" hardcoded in.
Weighted voting -- to prevent winning by friends/family-vote
Really easy to see who has voted where, right next to each flip.
Keeps track of winners forever -- shows people's wins on their profile and right next to their username whenever they enter any future battles.
Why not a propper voting system instead of just posting a comment ??
QFT, we thought the same.
Something something something "you HAVE to vote if you battle" something
We're not doing it yet, but a rule like this could easily be enforced automatically -- either disqualification or, say, -5 points or something like that.
- 1-click sign in linked to your SoundCloud.
- Full history of flips made and battles entered, and any wins you've had.
- Total props you've received, get all tracks you've given props to etc.
- Props are separate to Votes.
- You can only vote for one flip in each battle.
- But there are often a few other good ones you want to give some recognition to.
- That's what Props are for.
There's more but this is getting a bit long (sorry! )
Mods or senior members: Please let me know if it's cool to add a link so people can jump over and have a dig around.
edit: just noticed the site name was visible in one of the screenshots! got rid of it now though
Edited by JoeK, 09 May 2015 - 03:59 AM.