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I'd just like to say two things in relation to the new 'view ratings' feature:

Firstly, while you can now see who rated your project low, this doesn't mean said person hates you.  They probably don't even remember doing it.  Sure, mention it to them (I myself have sent a few choice PMs), but don't dwell on it.  You have probably done it at some point, and would probably rather forget about it.  See this as a chance to correct your mistakes and give older projects a fair rating if you want.

Having said this, I would hate to see people bullied into giving 5* ratings to everything for fear that they may get picked up on the odd 3.5* etc.  As long as you express your honest opinion.


But seriously, ratings on this site are typically ridiculously skewed anyway, so I wouldn't get too hung up over it.  Most people don't care about ratings at all.

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The Jamalam (author)2010-05-14

How do you check who rated your posts? I can't seem to find it...

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Kiteman (author)2010-05-12

So, you can only see who rated your *own* projects.

Interesting (I had a skim over a couple of my projects, and I haven't even heard of some of the low-raters).

It would be interesting to see how rating patterns change in the next few weeks - will more people rate?  Will ratings skew up as people try and avoid being seen to be bad raters?  Or will they skew down as people avoid looking as if they are too generous?


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knexguy (author)Kiteman2010-05-13

Well, I don't think there's much chance amongst K'nexers of people wanting not to seem to generous...

To be honest I think it will change project to project.  Good ones will probably get rated higher by everyone, bad ones will probably be rated lower by everyone.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2010-05-12

Depending on the results of that information-gathering exercise, it might then be interesting to see what effect it has to make all raters visible to all registered users...

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Jayefuu (author)2010-05-11

I think the new openness will encourage people to vote more fairly and less through jealousy of someone having a better project than they.

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DJ Radio (author)Jayefuu2010-05-11

Nah, I just atomic bombed someone's ratings out of spite because they carpet bombed mine out of spite.  I know they don't mean anything in all reality, but that still doesn't mean I can't hate on people who hate me.

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kelseymh (author)DJ Radio2010-05-11

Yep, pretty much what I'd expect.

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2010-05-11

Do unto others as they do unto you - no, wait...

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2010-05-11

I think a much better policy is Do unto others first, before they get an opportunity.  The preemptive strike is a sound policy :-)

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2010-05-12

Associated Grocers of Florida??


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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2010-05-13

That was slightly further up the list of acronyms I found, but not quite so amusing...

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NachoMahma (author)DJ Radio2010-05-11

.  Although for most ppl on this site it is as plain as the nose on your face, apparently all you little male-progeny-of-unmarried-parents don't seem to understand that y'all are one of the main reasons the rating system is in such bad shape. If you can't give an honest rating, just don't do it at all. The system is set up to discount the occasional bogus rating (high or low), but when y'all "atomic bomb" the ratings you just screw everything up for the rest of us.

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DJ Radio (author)NachoMahma2010-05-12

Even though the above mentioned event is true, I still do have a point.  Not everyone is going to be the way Jayefuu described.  You can't control another person's actions.  You can only control your own.

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NachoMahma (author)DJ Radio2010-05-12

> ... I still do have a point
.  Unless your point is that you are a selfish, immature jerk who doesn't care how much he hurts others, then I fail to see it.
 
> Not everyone is going to be the way Jayefuu described.
.  Please explain how that excuses your behavior in any way whatsoever.

> You can't control another person's actions.  You can only control your own.
.  Exactly! Now please control your actions.

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DJ Radio (author)NachoMahma2010-05-12

Actually, the point was that it may or may not start rating wars where stuff gets hated on because the person who made it hated on their stuff.  This is mainly the younger people, you adults won't suffer from stuff like this, which is good.

It doesn't.  

Lol.

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Lithium Rain (author)DJ Radio2010-05-12

Everyone suffers, because unwarranted low ratings drag the average down unfairly. 

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TheDunkis (author)NachoMahma2010-05-12

*claps* Good job, but he's just going to turn around and say "I don't care" or something like that. DJ's the hardest K'nexer to teach anything.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2010-05-12

Nah, I dropped that attitude a while back.  It's a phase.

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dsman195276 (author)2010-05-12

 I stopped caring about my ratings a long time ago...

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Fred the Penguin (author)2010-05-11

I just don't give a stuff about ratings.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2010-05-11

I find I'm not terribly surprised to find out who my "haters" are, mostly people I've been less than polite too ;-)

There was one surprise, but I'll assume they were having a bad day...

But in regards to the topic... bad idea.

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