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Newgrounds Tagging system
There is a newgrounds update coming at some point, in which authors will get more use of their chosen tags (the tag choice was implemented already, but they don't do much yet). As I've heard you will be able to get a full list of flash submissions with the same tag (a. k. a. Shooters, Puzzles, Drama, Parody, Comedy and etc.). That is why today I'd like to <pasvarstyti/pamastyti> about how else could the surfing through tags be more satisfactory and what more features could they have.
One of them is choosing multiple tags at once, for example puzzle platformer or action platformer. Those are quite different and would require some pointless game loading before you see that it's not what you wanted if you could only check platformer thus at least two tags at once would be nice. Now this addition could be useful at some points, but the negative points would be that, some good games that have a weird tag combination would be often overlooked and also this depends on the design, but more often than not such search system would look bad within a site. In the end I really can't decide whether this would be useful or not.
Another one is sorting games by score (that I think will be made without me mentioning it). But I thought of some score sorting which does not include the from the highest to the lowest system. One of those would be based on review score. That would be the most controversial product. That is the one where review scores are furthest away from the average review score (ex. A flashes average review score is 5, but the reviews are only 0 and 10, this would be the most controversial game on the other hand if a review average is 8 and all the reviews vote 8, the flash isn't controversial at all). There is a mathematical formula to count that, but right now I can't remember what it is.
Well that's all I could think of because I'm on vacation right now and its heck hot in here in Montenegro. And that makes it hard for me to think. So what are your thoughts on this topic? Do you have any brilliant suggestions?