Talk:Rating Method Poll (Countries)

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Registered voters

I think it might be a lot better to include a named registry, where people can register and then record their votes. Then it is transparent when ratings were changed, one can see trends and one can also see how good or bad analysts might be. Just like with equity analysts it is said how many analysts cover a firm.

One then sees the validity of the rating !
--Christian Langkamp (talk) 20:17, 2 January 2012 (CET)

Hi Christian, your argument is absolutely correct. At the beginning, when Wikirating started 2 months ago, only registered users were able to vote. But unfortunately only very few people wanted to poll like this. So the polling possibility was opened to everybody. But we can change this of course again - back to the roots. A question will be presented asap to the community - and let you decide, whether to revoke the anonymous voting again.
--Dorian (talk) 23:17, 2 January 2012 (CET)
Please vote: Do you want to allow only registerd user to vote? - see: http://www.wikirating.org/wiki/Wikirating:Decision_board/Polling_method_-_Allow_only_registered_users_to_vote
--Dorian (talk) 23:50, 26 January 2012 (CET)

Polling seems an unfit method for sovereign rating

When I discovered Wikiratings of course I first looked at my country (the Netherlands) - as I suppose everybody will do for their country. No, I have no particular economic expertise on the quality of Dutch sovereign risk - as I suppose will apply to a large number, if not most, visitors here. Personally, I would have no problem whatsoever seeing my country being accurately rated through polling, regardless of what rating that would deliver. I would estimate that ON AVERAGE visitors from Northern European countries would feel the same way. But I highly doubt visitors from Southern European countries would do so too. Does anybody seriously believe that the Spanish, Italians, and -ah!- the French (again: ON AVERAGE, not on an individual level) would truly accept accurate polled ratings for their country, and consciously try to cast their own vote as unbiased as possible? Of course not. The French in particular have been overstating their own importance and qualities beyond the ridiculous since probably as long as anyone currently alive can remember. Mind you, I love France and the French. But it's simply an inherent notion in Southern European culture that perception is more important than content. This can, should, has been and will be advantageous to their countries and culture in many ways - but economic statistics in not one of those.

With that in mind and considering the same pride vs truth bias problem will without any doubt apply to many, many other countries and regions (albeit their local mileage will of course vary), I fail to see how polling the population of all nations could possibly return results that are free of nation(al)-bias. In this respect, Wikiratings (where most if not all contributors have a bias) differs on a profound level from Wikipedia (where either contributors have less bias or various biases tend to be canceled out).

WalterWX
--Anonymous user 20:48, 26 January 2012 (CET)

Graph update

What about updating the graph with the votes until 31st January 2012? Many international media agencies are using it to represent Wikiratings concept!
--EduardoAlba (talk) 20:00, 1 February 2012 (CET)