Do you think people are too quick to rate something 5*s?

Hey there guys. We all know that getting to 5*s with a kne'x ible used to be quite hard, say a year and a half ago. Now, there are so many knex guns with 5*s its impossible to count!

How? I will list a few of the reasons.
1) 'Ye of little knexing experience' are simply voting 5* instantaneously if they think it is remotely good.
2) There are simply too many members doing the above!
3) Nobody really knows what not to rate high anymore :-/


The 'Knexperts' of ibles are producing top quality work, that is being treated frankly the same as something that is not so top notch!

Therefore, I propose that we formulate an instructable that would show people what we think work should be rated on. We need to get rid of ratings like 'Wow! First Derringer! 5*'  - Don't you think?!


Please also comment on things I need to add to the list!

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Oblivitus7 years ago
Someone should take the images of some of the knex guns out now and rate all of them from .5-5 in.5 increments and explain why they gave them that rating.
For example, My AP4 could get 3.5 stars and my Z35 could get 5 stars followed by an explanation for each with lots of criteria for the various ratings.
RMConstruction (author)  Oblivitus7 years ago
An elaboration on my plans :-D
mahmel6 years ago
If a nice gun is rated >4.51, most people are rating 5* because then he will lower it.
I agree people rate 5* very very quick, but hey:

Aren't you happy if someone rate your ible 5*, right?;D
that's what I mean.
I am sick of it. Another niggle is the fact that when someone who is less well known posts something that is awsome, immediately gets compared to the pros, people rate things for what they aren't. Example: 'not as good as Kairah's, 2*.
xD! But I agree.
Ur awesome :)
There's a reason for that. A good gun must give people incentive to build it over what is already available right now.
Yea, but thats like comparing an SMG to a Sniper Rifle.
I mean guns of similar types. I'm not going to say that a generic mag fed knex gun is inferior to the SR-v2 and thus should not be built.
I agree my stakeout shotgun is already like 4.90 and i want it to be good and im glad its that high but I'm not sure it does deserve that high of a rating.
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