What's with all the 5*s?

One thing that has annoyed me quite alot lately is knex guns that would have sucked 3 years ago getting a 5* rating.

If you look at the rating system five stars is "best ever" now correct me if I'm wrong but is a piece of trash block trigger gun really the best ever? In my opinion all instructables should be rated for what they are worth instead of just giving a high rating to appear nice.

I know many people will play the "it's my first..." card but I find that to be a pathetic excuse. No person's first creation can be the "best ever" thear is always room for improvement. Also shame on those of you who rate everything 5*s, rating for you has become a meaningless action.

So by all means post your guns, just don't have a fit when somebody rates it a 2 or 3, it's probably what it deserved, also learn to take constructive critisism, people like DJ know their stuff and can help you improve your building skills, but there is a difference between constructive critisism and bagging somebody elses creation.

If you don't like what I'm saying go ahead, rate this .5, heck while you're at it rate all of my stuff .5, with people giving everything a 5 the rating system seems pretty much worthless to me anyway.

So next time you check out a new gun, try to give it the rating it deserves.

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Mr. Muggle7 years ago
I agree with you but sometimes when I think a gun deserves a better rating I just rate 5 stars because I want the rating to go up, what's your opinion about that?
No, because if everone does this the rating rockets to way above what it deserves, usually regardless of haters.
Knex_lover decided to rate my AR-4 v3 5* because he thought it deserved a 4* rating and the rating was lower than 4*.  I think this is what Mr. Muggle means.
I suppose that makes sense...
yeah, but then the rating will go down again because other people think it's too high, so It will stay balanced
The site used to have a "thumbs-up / thumbs down" system, it was simpler than the current one, but given a bit of time and ratings this one is generally better.

travw7 years ago
If you're talking about my old 'ible, I even told the dude it's old and sucks.
lemonie7 years ago
Within the category, people generally rate at one end of the scale or the other. This is because they don't have the patience to wait for a true value, and when something sucks they want the lowest possible score. I agree with you, but if you rate first you get ~3 and if you think "it's worth more than that", rate 5 and it's a bit closer to where you want it.

knexguy7 years ago
I agree. 

A quote from Visper123:

'3.5*, but I'll give it 5 anyway...'

What the F**K?
TheDunkis7 years ago
Thank you! 4.5 stars just because the message was good but not the best ever...
I honestly think that pretty much no K'nex gun deserves a 5 star rating but I don't really know what the standard would be. Like you said, there is always something that can be improved. I don't think we have any k'nex gun that can't be improved.
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