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Why is there suddenly a plethora (I love that word) of three star rated questions? Answered

If you look on page 2 of Answers, there are only 2 or 3 questions on the page that haven't been rated.  Not that I really care one way or the other, it just struck me as strange that it seems to have suddenly started and piqued my curiosity.

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Actually, there are times when I wish I could pick more than one answer as Best.  Several of you would have gotten one here.
As it is now, I'm going to give this one to Re-design, because I really like his suggestion and I think it is worthy of consideration by Instructables management.

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Re-designBest Answer (author)2010-03-03

It would be nice if we could rate them on question interest, effort and grammar.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-03-03

You deserve a patch for grammatical style !

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Burf (author)steveastrouk2010-03-03
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seandogue (author)2010-03-03

Someone clicked the rating. Sadly, the first person who clicks the rating sets value that gets weighted more heavily than any subsequent rating.

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caarntedd (author)2010-03-03

I can rate questions? Why?

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kelseymh (author)2010-03-02

The I'ble Rating System uses a weighted average.  The first new rating gets averaged against the overall mean rating of the whole site, which is basically three.

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Burf (author)kelseymh2010-03-02

Yeah, I understand that, I was just wondering why so many more questions were getting rated when that hasn't seemed to be the case until the last day or so.

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kelseymh (author)Burf2010-03-02

I think Orksecurity is right:  some user reading questions has decided to rate them.  A lot of us don't.

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orksecurity (author)Burf2010-03-02

Someone's in the mood to rate questions. That's not a Bad Thing.

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Re-design (author)2010-03-02

New user discovered a feature an is trying it out?

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Burf (author)Re-design2010-03-02

That's what crossed my mind too.

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