This is just a little suggestion, and not sure if it is possible.
I think it would be a good idea to set up the "Advertise Your Website" topic so that when a new thread is made, a poll is automatically attached to it with options such as:
1. Great Site
2. Ok Site
3. Average Site
4. Poor Site
5. Terrible Site
That way, all web sites that are posted in that topic can be rated on exactly the same scale, really easily.
one small problem, if you redesign your site you should post that in the same thread. You are not allowed to make multiple threads about the same site. So when you have noobish looking site and you redesign it you still have the bad rating.
Good point. Never thought of that.
Maybe they could set it up that the poll can be removed or reset.
and do you think everyone would want such a poll? Some users might just need comments on one small section of the site. The header for example, would the poll then be about that section or the total site?
I think it's best to keep it the way it is now.
The person who started the thread would say in the first post whether they wanted the poll to be about the entire site or just a specific portion. Thats not really a problem if you ask me.
The poll wouldnt have to be used but could be. Just becuase there is a poll there doesnt mean the person who started the thread has to look at the poll results.
I just think it would be good for everything to be rated on the same scale. I know I wouldve found it useful to be able to compare my site to other sites that had been reviewed/rated by other frihost members.
Also you have that fear of someone having low self esteem and going and not feel good that there site might not be good. The threads should be about feedback not just "dissing" the sites. Just my opinion
so what would be the advantage of a selected group over a much bigger probably partially interested group again?