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Old 07-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default [RATE FAIRLY] Don't misuse the rating system!

Lately it's come to my attention, mostly because of an amazing story a friend of mine wrote, that people sometimes misuse the rating system. Perhaps it's because they're jealous of the five star ratings or for whatever reason. I'm not going to try to call anyone out or get you to confess, but we have to use the rating system the way it should be used.
In the creative writing section especially, one might be jealous of the five star ratings and popularity of a certain story and rate it with one or two stars just to bring the rating down.

Please, rate fairly and encourage everyone else to as well!

Thanks for reading and putting up with what I have to say.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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I know that i have rated a five star, one star because i didn't like it. It's a matter of opinion.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: [RATE FAIRLY] Don't misuse the rating system!

YES
This is mainly why I'm afraid to post a story here on WI... or make any thread for that matter

There have been 5,044,127 threads on this topic in the past, and the ratings system still gets abused...


I AM GOING TO PREDICT WHAT OTHERS WILL SAY RIGHT NOOOOW AND RESPOND TO THEIR COMMENTS... BEFORE THEY MAKE THEM. OOOOOH

-This cannot be solved by disabling 1-and-2 star ratings, and 1-and-2 star ratings are not going to be disabled so don't even mention it

-There are always going to be trolls, we will never know who they are (but YES they are probably others who are jealous)

-You do not HAVE to rate a thread 5 stars or leave it alone, so don't say that either. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, howeverrrr, rating a thread 1 or 2 stars just because you are jealous is STUPID.

I, personally, don't pay THAT much attention to thread ratings. Heck, if a thread has one or two stars, I'm actually more likely to click on it to see if it's really that bad, and then I end up rating it 5 stars because I don't think it's worthy of a 1-or-2 star rating. XD



Have I rated 4-and-5 star threads one star before? Yes, I have. Not because I'm jealous; because I genuinely do not like the thread/its purpose. I don't go around rating everything one star, but I have done it before. I've rated numerous other threads five stars before. There are good and bad threads on WI, therefore we have the range of 1 to 5 stars.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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View Post Originally Posted by b1uski3sxox

I, personally, don't pay THAT much attention to thread ratings. Heck, if a thread has one or two stars, I'm actually more likely to click on it to see if it's really that bad, and then I end up rating it 5 stars because I don't think it's worthy of a 1-or-2 star rating. XD
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #5
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View Post Originally Posted by b1uski3sxox
YES
This is mainly why I'm afraid to post a story here on WI... or make any thread for that matter

There have been 5,044,127 threads on this topic in the past, and the ratings system still gets abused...


I AM GOING TO PREDICT WHAT OTHERS WILL SAY RIGHT NOOOOW AND RESPOND TO THEIR COMMENTS... BEFORE THEY MAKE THEM. OOOOOH

-This cannot be solved by disabling 1-and-2 star ratings, and 1-and-2 star ratings are not going to be disabled so don't even mention it

-There are always going to be trolls, we will never know who they are (but YES they are probably others who are jealous)

-You do not HAVE to rate a thread 5 stars or leave it alone, so don't say that either. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, howeverrrr, rating a thread 1 or 2 stars just because you are jealous is STUPID.

I, personally, don't pay THAT much attention to thread ratings. Heck, if a thread has one or two stars, I'm actually more likely to click on it to see if it's really that bad, and then I end up rating it 5 stars because I don't think it's worthy of a 1-or-2 star rating. XD
I know there's not much we can do about it, but people need to get it into their heads. How would they feel if someone else rated their thread one star because they were jealous or didn't like it?
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Exactly!
BUT think about the owner of the thread.
Or the people who do care about ratings.
I truly don't think ratings are for whether you 'like it' or not. Go by the adjectives next to each rating. Do you truly think anything in the creative writing section, for example, is bad?
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Default Re: [RATE FAIRLY] Don't misuse the rating system!

I hate the star ratings. I wish they would get rid of them completely, for the same reason they don't allow negative rep. If a thread is truly 'Terrible', like the one star says, that thread shouldn't be allowed on WI at all.
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Default Re: [RATE FAIRLY] Don't misuse the rating system!

I do agree with you, but what can we do about it? There will always be those angry jealous people who try to crush other's spirits by reducing the amount of pixels on the thread ratings..
but seriously, the ratings aren't even accurate; it's the comments that really reflect whether the story is good or bad.
There's been a thread like this already; maybe you'd like to check it out and see what other's have said about this topic in the past.
http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...ads-xd-697651/

sorry this happened to your friend.. :/
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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I hate the star ratings. I wish they would get rid of them completely, for the same reason they don't allow negative rep. If a thread is truly 'Terrible', like the one star says, that thread shouldn't be allowed on WI at all.
I would love it if that happened, honestly love it. I don't see that coming, though, so I think that people should be encouraged to rate fairly. I know there's not much I can do about it, but I had to say something.
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I do agree with you, but what can we do about it? There will always be those angry jealous people who try to crush other's spirits by reducing the amount of pixels on the thread ratings..
but seriously, the ratings aren't even accurate; it's the comments that really reflect whether the story is good or bad.
There's been a thread like this already; maybe you'd like to check it out and see what other's have said about this topic in the past.
http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...ads-xd-697651/

sorry this happened to your friend.. :/
Like misusing the rep system, can't you take away someone's rating priveleges if they misuse it? I know it would be hard to determine, but hey, it's a suggestion.
Thanks for the link.

I'm very upset that it happened to her. Her story was really amazing.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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What a way to protest. I find that extremely rude.
Trust me, it matters to the people whose threads are rated. A lot.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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View Post Originally Posted by gimmeabook
What a way to protest. I find that extremely rude.
Trust me, it matters to the people whose threads are rated. A lot.
I must agree... incredibly immature. ._.

While I'm not going to say people shouldn't rate a thread one or two stars, 99% of threads on WI do not deserve that rating AT ALL. If a thread is actually good and people rate it badly... *smh* incredibly immature. Incredibly. I don't understand it at all.
of course you have to remember that most of WI seems to be made up of little tots... you know how they can be
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