Pro Instructables Ratings Answered
I was going through my bookmarks today, and clicked this one (no longer works):
However, it did lead me to this:
So I collected the same data I've done previously, here's how Pro & non-Pro compare:
Instructables by Pro users are generally higher-rated than those by non-Pro users, and few have bad-ratings.
There are reasons for this.
> Instructables staff are Pro users, they set high standards.
> People who pay and post tend to be more serious about what they publish.
> Staff and paid users tend to have been here longer and posted more content in line with the above.
> Younger users with less experience, fewer tools & less money find it harder to pay for Pro membership.
What you may read from these statistics (if you wish) is that as a Pro member, 3.1-3.6 is an average rating.
(Chart shows % Instructables in each rating band, for rated Pro ~3100, rated non-Pro ~28000)
Notice how the lines have similar shapes, just skewed in opposite directions.
The main reason I thought this might be of interest is the lumpiness of the distribution shows better like this - I'm still seeing waves / ripples...