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So if I have 1000 views, 100 likes, and 0 dislikes (100% likes), I will have 1000 points, right?
And if I have 1000 views, 100 likes, and 100 dislikes (50% likes), I will have 500 points?
So dislikes DO affect your score... Don't they?
No they don't, it is the percentage of your total views, not your total likes and dislikes, in both scenarios you have 10% likes of your total views and when you multiply that by 1000 you get 100 positive views, it is just how many likes you have.
"Positive views are calculated as total views x the % of “likes”. Example: 1,000 views x 92% likes = 920 positive views."
2,000 views x 92% likes = 1,840 positive views.
92% = 0.92
Your formula of "percentage of likes is likes/total views x 100" is just made up and wouldn't give you 920 anyway. It would be 9,200 they way you're doing it.
Not sure how you're factoring out the number of views especially since zero times anything would be zero.
Look I'll prove that dislikes mean nothing.
As an example lets say there are 2 videos A and B. Both have 1000 views. Video A has 1 like and no dislikes. Video B has 999 likes and 1 dislikes.
Now if % of likes were calculated as % of likes + dislikes(which they're not) then positive views would be calculated as follows:
Videos A: 1 is 100% of 1(1 like + 0 dislikes) and 100% x 1000=1000 positive views.
Video B: 999 is 99.9% of 1000(999 likes + 1 dislike) and 99.9% of 1000 =999 positive views.
If this was the case it would mean Video A has more positive views than Video B even though it only has 1 like compared to 999! Clearly this can't be and isn't the case as it would be calculated as follows:
Video A: 1 is 0.1% of 1000(total views) and 0.1% of 1000= 1 positive view.
Video B: 999 is 99.9% of 1000(total views) and 99.9% of 1000= 999 positive views.
As I said before the first way of calculating positive views is ridiculous and the second way is the one that is used. It is the percentage of likes of total views(not likes + dislikes)
It is the percentage of likes of total views
No where does it say that. You're making that up. It could be percentage of likes of number of subscribers based on what your saying. It says percentage and nothing else.
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what if i make a video which noone will click on and I will make 1 person to like it, then i'd have 100% positive views
Could be wrong, but the way I understood it, dislikes won't have any effect on the outcome. The dislikes are obviously out of spite, and misdirected greed, but they are for naught - the judges will only be using the likes/views.
you are wrong sir
This has just turned into a thumb war. People are automatically disliking everyone else's videos. We have to decide the winner differently.
Why are you guys counting Dislikes as demerits? The rules don't say anything about dislikes. Haters gonna hate, but it doesn't have to count. :)
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"On January 1, 2012 we will give $1,000 to the person with the highest number of “positive” YouTube views. Positive views are calculated as total views x the % of “likes”. Example: 1,000 views x 92% likes = 920 positive views."
do you understand how a percentage works? if 92% of people 'like' something, then 8% of them are 'dislikes'.
if i am wrong, please explain and then proceed to load me into a cannon and fire me into a pile of dung.
The wording of both posts makes the matter ambiguous, but I give the admins of the site credit enough to realize - if not right away, at least eventually - that counting dislikes as part of any percentage would open the floodgates for less-than-scrupulous people to attemp to cheat their way to a thousand bucks.
What - you WANT the dislikes to count? You really trust everyone to be fair, to not "game" the system either way?
I know how percentages work, but you obviously don't know what tact and manners are. You should have that looked into, buddy.
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