Many times I have a good program that gets surpassed by "Click to turn pages for new jokes" programs (I'm not saying I haven't made those), or vice versa. Someone makes a good program, but it gets surpassed by votes by a joke program.
For instance, I once made a program for a joke. It was joke and a bunch of shapes. It got 142 votes. Then, while it was sitting in all its glory second on the HL, I saw a program on the bottom of the Hot List that was so nice, and deserved the Hot List more than my program.
My idea is to make the voting system more like a rating system. Instead of voting up because you think it's nice, you rate it on a scale of 1-5 or 1-10. Then the ratings are averaged. I believe that this system may help with people voting up because they think a program is funny, even if the code is inefficient or the quality is low, and make it focus more on the quality of the program.
P.S. I am not saying that the HL's quality is low or that the programs on the Hot List are low quality. I simply want the high-quality programs do get more attention.
P.P.S. I am also not saying I hate or that I am against joke programs or low quality programs, I just want the good programs to get noticed. I have made a few joke programs myself.
Thank you for hearing me out,