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Postby nemesisENFORCER » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:37 pm

can you check the number of stars you got on a video? i mean a total for each number. like how many 5s i recieved or 4s or so on?
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Postby fyrtenheimer » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:45 pm

no, i dont think so
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Postby dwchang » Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:50 pm

As many people have already stated, I think the star scale is biased one direction because people tend to download videos near the top or are supposedly "good" or from "good creators." I should've realized this last night as I was talking to you, but I was pretty braindead after poker :oops:.

In any case, I don't know how truly "fix" this other than having some system where viewers are somehow forced to see "good" and "bad" videos to truly figure out their own scoring system and guidelines.

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Postby LightningCountX » Mon May 03, 2004 7:33 am

one thing that bothers me about this new system thingy(ill use janzki's since im too lazy to use my own :P )

Janzki wrote:
Average Star Rating Given By You: 3.02

Your Star Distribution
5 = Two thumbs up 40
4 = Thumbs up 171
3 = Eeeegh 251
2 = Thumbs down 168
1 = Two thumbs down 36

I had no idea my ratings were so well balanced. :shock:


the 1,2,4,5 stars make no sense. wouldn't thumbs up and Thumbs down be equal to Two thumbs up and Two thumbs down? WE ONLY HAVE 2 THUMBS! Ok, im done being annoying for today... 8)
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Postby angelx03 » Mon May 03, 2004 7:40 am

:shock:

Damn, I didn't notice that! :lol:
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Postby fyrtenheimer » Mon May 03, 2004 8:01 am

Janzki wrote:
Average Star Rating Given By You: 3.02

Your Star Distribution
5 = Two thumbs up 40
4 = Thumbs up 171
3 = Eeeegh 251
2 = Thumbs down 168
1 = Two thumbs down 36

I had no idea my ratings were so well balanced. :shock:



so are we supposed to be aiming for a 3.00? ..and why?
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Postby Katsumi_AMVs » Mon May 03, 2004 8:43 am

Could be a reason to people download more newbie vids like I do :shock:

Average Star Rating Given By You: 3.14

Your Star Distribution

5 = Two thumbs up 93
4 = Thumbs up 205
3 = Eeeegh 278
2 = Thumbs down 192
1 = Two thumbs down 41
Nothing usefull here .
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Postby Phade » Mon May 03, 2004 8:59 am

Hey,

fyrtenheimer wrote:so are we supposed to be aiming for a 3.00? ..and why?

Because 3 means "average". If you take all of the AMVs in existence and average their ratings, the averages should be 3 since "average" is the definition of 3.

Making the average be larger than the definition of average gives us the same problem that the opinions scores have in that the vast majority of the videos are rated "above average" since there 5 means "average". The opinions section has a small excuse in that generally only good videos are given opinions.

However, this is not the case with the star scale. But if people over-inflate the scores, the top scores have less meaning. If you get a score of 4 when the average is 3, it means something completely different than if you get a 4 when the average is 4.

I hope this helps.

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Postby WilLoW :--) » Mon May 03, 2004 9:37 am

The list of downloads isn't displayed anymore for me on the "my downloads" page.
Only the ones I haven't rated yet.
Is that normal ? :oops:
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Postby angelx03 » Mon May 03, 2004 9:39 am

WilLoW :--) wrote:The list of downloads isn't displayed anymore for me on the "my downloads" page.
Only the ones I haven't rated yet.
Is that normal ? :oops:


Yea, that normal. You have to rate all the unrated videos in order for you to get the full list.
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Postby Phade » Mon May 03, 2004 9:40 am

Hey,

WilLoW :--) wrote:The list of downloads isn't displayed anymore for me on the "my downloads" page.
Only the ones I haven't rated yet.
Is that normal ? :oops:

Yup. I've made it easy for you to find ones that you haven't rated yet by having only those appear. Once all videos have been given star votes, your full list will be visible.

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Postby WilLoW :--) » Mon May 03, 2004 9:44 am

thanks to both of you
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Postby fyrtenheimer » Mon May 03, 2004 9:46 am

Ohh, yeah ok. This all makes sense to me now.
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Postby Rozard » Mon May 03, 2004 12:19 pm

flint_the_dwarf wrote:
Wonka wrote:My average is 2.70

Is that bad?

Nah, it just means you're an ass. :P

Or he downloads less than average videos :P

Rozard's Local Download Rankings wrote:Average Star Rating Given By You: 3.50


Your Star Distribution
5 = Five stars 101
4 = Four stars 129
3 = Three stars 79
2 = Two stars 60
1 = One star 34


Hmm...
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Postby kain2983 » Mon May 03, 2004 2:57 pm

I download all types of videos and this is mine

Average Star Rating Given By You: 3.12

Your Star Distribution rating count
5 = Two thumbs up 8
4 = Thumbs up 105
3 = Eeeegh 132
2 = Thumbs down 66
1 = Two thumbs down 9
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