Filter --> Most Played Maps This Month
How did I not think of this? This is a great idea! Play count (possibly combined with ratings) can go under a new map filter called "Trending" or something like that. It would help players as well as mapmakers.
There should be higher standards.
Even though hundreds of maps on this site are considered trash, I still believe that any map that meets the requirements should be published, and that's what's so great about the site. Most of the time, mapmakers' first maps are trash (I know mine was) but them getting published is what makes (mapmakers) wanting to continue and improve. I mean, if my first map was denied, I'd probably (maybe) have given up.
But I do have an idea for this. If anyone's been on Kongregate.com, then you'd know that games with under a 2 star rating are still on the site, but hidden. The way to play those games is to either search their title or find them on the developer's page. This isn't a bad solution, in my opinion.
Edited 6/5/2016 04:12:05