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The purpose of the endorsement system is to allow members show appreciation for mods they like.
I must say this from the beginning, I'm sorry for my English and if someone will be offended by this article that it maybe just a misunderstanding.
I noticed, generally speaking, that there is a HUGE gap between the number of downloads and the number of endorsements given. I know that people could forget from where they downloaded the file ( although this is the reason why we have a friendly reminder...) or simply don't consider that the file played don't accomplish the personal standards but...when I look at numbers like thousands of downloads and just a few ( maybe around a couple of hundreds ) of the endorsements, I believe it is a problem.
If the community wants to support the modders then something must be done...I have done a lot of modding ( not only for FO3, most for Unreal engines ) and the same problem are there as well.
I saw (and have spoken) with many gifted modders who simply abandoned the modding because of this poor response.
If someone want to play a mod for a game, after finishing that mod, please try to think about the effort put in that mod ( time, money, imagination, hard work ) and show a sign of appreciation to that person.
No matter what kind of mod, after thousands of downloads that person deserve a sign of appreciation. Otherwise, we will see many modders abandoning...and it will be a lost, and finally the death of that game.
It so simple...just common sense, if you like , show your appreciation.
Everyone who plays a modded game must understand a fact: that mod is a creation of someone in his or her free time.
He or she, or (they if a team)is not payed for that, is not a big shot corporation (so maybe he or she could not answer questions in due time or exact ), he or she does not have a public relations department and maybe had a bad day at work. To conclude, and I sincerely don't want to patronize anybody (or to impose): you want good mods...support the modders by endorsing.
I hope I was not misunderstood. I wish you all the best.
PS. I really await for the quote " A rating system that's actually useful "...it will be war...lol.