Community Votes Against Removal Global Points for PCMark05, Catzilla 1440P, 3DMark05 and 3DMark01

In a poll which generated quite some noise on our forums, the members of the HWBOT community were asked to give their opinion on removing the global points for four of the least popular benchmark applications. The benchmarks were: PCMark05, CatZilla 1440P, 3DMark05 and 3DMark01. As expected most of the conversation was about PCMark05, a benchmark widely known as highly tweakable through software and hardware optimizations.

In the end, 304 overclockers casted their vote on this subject. The approval - or should I say disapproval - rate for each benchmark is as follows:

  • 53.3% for PCMark05
  • 27.0% for Catzilla 1440P
  • 15.8% for 3DMark01
  • 10.9% for 3DMark05

Since the removal of points can be quite significant for a lot members, a minimum of two-thirds majority was required. Only 53.3% of the members voted for removing the points of PCMark05, which means that the points will stay. For the other benchmarks, no majority was found either.

Thank you for sharing your opinion!


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Belgium Massman says:

New vote coming soon!

Romania Monstru says:

Whoever voted for removal of points for 2k1 should be ashamed :)

Norway knopflerbruce says:

A new poll related to the same thing? :p

Belgium Massman says:

Yeah "Are your really, really, really sure you don't want to remove points for PCMark05?"

Germany der8auer says:

Massman said: Yeah

"Are your really, really, really sure you don't want to remove points for PCMark05?"


options:

[ ] remove pcmark
[ ] disable points of pcmark
[ ] don't keep pcmark

Belgium Massman says:

:D [ ] all of the above

Romania suzuki says:

[] shoot anybody who wants to release a similar thing

websmile says:

[] Temporarily ban all who voted in favor of pcmark 05 to make sure we get the 66,6% majority next time (aka next week) :D

Eeky NoX says:

[] Kill PCMark definitly Seriously plz :D

Christian Ney says:


websmile says:

No :p

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Why Mark? Why not Massman? PCMassman05! New name, epic benchmark!

United States Splave says:

make a poll......remove points and make room for something else to get points OR keep pcmark05. You will get your 66.666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666667%

Christian Ney says:

Or: - Remove points for PCMark05 - I love Massman the overloard Right when you come to hwbot, if you don't vote, you can't browse the site. Points will be removed, I guarantee it!

TaPaKaH says:

Do we even need a community poll with popularity (in # of submissions) and reputation of the benchmark being as low as they are now?
Why even have a benchmark that you can't moderate?

Germany Moose83 says:

Lol cummunity voted and Hwbot dont like it. So why start polls :p

Canada Vinster says:

Moose83 said: Lol cummunity voted and Hwbot dont like it.
So why start polls :p


x2, I agree with ya Moose. I like PCM05. but it seems the Bot admin want it gone... seems like your being a dictatorship while trying to appear democratic.

what the poll should read is;

Will the removal of points for PCM05 piss you off? 51.0% majority wins.
[] Yes
[] No

stop fluffing around and ask the direct question that you seem to be avoiding.

Vin

United States Gunslinger says:

Sam OCX said: Why even have a benchmark that you can't moderate?
^^So much this that you shouldn't even need a poll to kill it.^^

Germany Moose83 says:

Vinster said: x2, I agree with ya Moose. I like PCM05. but it seems the Bot admin want it gone... seems like your being a dictatorship while trying to appear democratic.

what the poll should read is;

Will the removal of points for PCM05 piss you off? 51.0% majority wins.
[] Yes
[] No

stop fluffing around and ask the direct question that you seem to be avoiding.

Vin


Next poll will be
-remove points in 24 hours
-remove it in 2 days

United States l0ud_sil3nc3 says:

Will make sure to have botnet ready this time to finish off PCMark proper :D

Germany Moose83 says:

Its an shame to start again poll against Pcmark :( Community was not enough ey, so go dictator style and remove it without ask Community :p Big fail Hwbot :(

says:

Moose I think when you see the feedback of this thread, its clear what the community wants. I like PCMark, but its time is over

Germany Moose83 says:

Allready sold my stuff ;) But Community poll dont get 67%, and now Hwbot want to force the ban :( Great spirit, so polls are just to keep Community online... Wtf :(

Belgium Massman says:

I see Moose83 wasn't in on the joke. So, yeah, no new vote for PCMark05 obviously. The new poll is: What type of OC event do you like most?

Christian Ney says:

Massman said: The new poll is: What type of OC event do you like most?


The ones Moose isn't attending.















:D

Canada Rasparthe says:

It would be near impossible to hit 67% for any benchmark to be removed. There are too many obstacles to getting it removed. I would assume that if you have never run the benchmark you aren't voting to have it removed, perhaps but I think if you have no opinion your not voting against it. Then you have people with heavy amount of points invested who are definitely not voting against it. So the only people voting against it are those with a decent amount of knowledge about the benchmark who aren't heavily invested in it. The very fact it got to 50% is amazing to me, that is alot of hate for one benchmark.

GENiEBEN says:

First of all, this benchmark won't go away until there is a PROPER replacement for it, bugged or not. And no, a 2GB Gaymark8 isn't, and I don't foresee a great future for the next iteration either. Also a problem on our side, and I say this as a personal opinion not related to HWBOT's, is that we tried to hard to put a leash on it. Let everyone shoot themselves rather than try to confiscate everyone's weapons. I would like to see implemented a way to boost the number of people voting in the polls, not this one in particular. With 300ish people voting out of a community with 50K users (or more?) and over 2K new users monthly (back me up with those charts Pieter!) you will never get an accurate representation of what the community wants. A team well persuaded could turn the odds in any vote you come up with. What Chris said is a little too much but say, a RANDOM popup -similar to those of the support sites- pointing you to the poll or an info-banner, you name it. Not placing it under the ads could help increase the exposure as well. No really, I would of never seen it unless I had the ads off (oops). Feel free to contribute.

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