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Poll Question: Would you like to see a 4 and 1/2 star rating in the reviews?
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    Posted: July 30 2009 at 17:04
See the thread on 4 and 1/2 stars in the "How to improve the site" forum?

Personally I find it extremely difficult to make the choice between a Masterpiece and an excellent album - I think the gap is too wide.  There are too many 5 stars awarded because a near-perfect album is considered too good for 4 stars, and at the same time 4 stars are given often when an album deserves more.

I don't want 3 and 1/2 or 2 and 1/2 etc - just merely a 4 and 1/2.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 17:04
Nope.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 17:07
Double nope.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 17:10
Triple note, and a second thread for this discussion, just for the voting facility (which doesn't work in decisions anyway) was not necesarry. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 17:17
Point taken respectfully (and I guess everybody - avoid discussing this - just vote), but let me ricochet this back to you - the idea for a poll came after the thread had been running a while and I obviously couldn't add it to the other thread
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 17:38
As the question is formed, no. However, I would like to all the half star ratings come in. Therefore, I abstained from voting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:16
Again, it's unnecessary.

If you have to question whether or not an album is a five, it isn't a five.  It's that simple.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:17
Yeah, I wouldn't mind half-star ratings. Or on a scale of ten, for the fractionally-incompetent. Wink Maybe we could give the score as a percent? Hehe. How else can we make this more difficult and terrifying for indecisive reviewers?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:23
No, definately not. If you can't really make up your mind, then bloody listen to the record again. I don't want to sound harsh, but it's not really that difficult. Plus, I still think people are underestimating the value of a 4-star rating.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 18:37
Originally posted by Passionist

No, definately not. If you can't really make up your mind, then bloody listen to the record again. I don't want to sound harsh, but it's not really that difficult. Plus, I still think people are underestimating the value of a 4-star rating.


Absolutely.  In fact, I tend to listen to four star records more often than I do five.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 21:27
Is it necessary? No
 
Would it make a lot of users, including me, happier? Yes.
 
I've already explained my reasons in the other thread.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 21:32
No.
But voted yes just to piss off  those on top!!!!!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 21:42
Originally posted by Deathrabbit

As the question is formed, no. However, I would like to all the half star ratings come in. Therefore, I abstained from voting.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 04:12
Originally posted by Epignosis

Again, it's unnecessary.

If you have to question whether or not an album is a five, it isn't a five.  It's that simple.


Yes, OK - so it isn't a 5 - agreed - it's not a 5 - right. (respectSmile)

Errr... so what is it then?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 04:16
Originally posted by PinkPangolin


Originally posted by Epignosis

Again, it's unnecessary.If you have to question whether or not an album is a five, it isn't a five.  It's that simple.
Yes, OK - so it isn't a 5 - agreed - it's not a 5 - right. (respectSmile)Errr... so what is it then?


Usually then thing just below a 5... Called a "4".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 05:20
no.... rating have to stay "imprecise" so that the review's value (the text) is conserved.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 05:36
I wonder if the staff at Empire magazine and Q complain about their five star rating system all the time?
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 06:39
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 06:43
Originally posted by progkidjoel

Originally posted by PinkPangolin


Originally posted by Epignosis

Again, it's unnecessary.If you have to question whether or not an album is a five, it isn't a five.  It's that simple.
Yes, OK - so it isn't a 5 - agreed - it's not a 5 - right. (respectSmile)Errr... so what is it then?


Usually then thing just below a 5... Called a "4".

-Joel


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