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Basing the ST ratings on Average Star Rating

 
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How should soundtracks display their rating?
Keep it as is with percentile-based ratings.
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Change it to be based on the average rating that SST members have given it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 4:01 pm   Post subject: Basing the ST ratings on Average Star Rating Reply with quote


I was just thinking, wouldn't it be better to base the star rating of an ST based on the average rating SST members have given it, rather than on what percentile it falls in?

For example: STs with an average rating 4.75+ would show a 5 star rating, STs with an average rating 4.25-4.74 would show a 4.5 star rating, STs with an average rating 3.75-4.24 would show a 4 star rating, etc.

I just think this makes more sense than basing it on percentiles.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:25 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Hey LOTR,

Good idea, but the current system was changed from what you are suggesting in order to account for certain anomalies... like an ST getting one vote and getting 5 stars. Search the forum's; I think it was explained pretty well previously.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:25 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


There is only one soundtrack with a 4.75+ rating. Does that mean there is only one 5-star album in SST's entire library?
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:49 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


My opinion at the moment is "keep it as is"
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 8:20 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


But what about the albums that have an average of 2.94 stars, yet only show a 1.5 star rating? Many albums show a rating much lower than what we have actually rated them.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 9:46 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


You aren't thinking of a particular album, aren't you LOTRKing...? Wink Ars Arcana - The Savage Tongue Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:33 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Using percentiles was a way of (I assume) correcting for the fact that people tend to rate a lot of things 1-star or 5-star, with little grey area in-between? If so, then the 1.5 stars for a 2.94 rating is appropriate, as it's a lower-rated album, compared to others.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:59 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


For now, I think that we should leave it as it is. Well, I've been pushing for the ability to give a track a rate of zero (I decided to drop the request for 1/4 star granuality), but I don't know how the math works out for this...
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