182Views27Replies

Author Options:

Is it possible to get a rating of 5* on a forum topic? Answered

I want every body here to rate this topic 5*. I've always wanted to know if its possible to get a full 5* on instructables. _
Edit: DONT RATE IT 5 ANYMORE! Rate IT 0.5! Lets see how low the rating can go!

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

12 years ago

Rated......1! HAHAHAH!!!!!

Jk I rated 5

0
kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 12 years ago

hmmm. i dont know who but someone reated this down. well accualy 4 peaople rated this 1.

0
bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Rated 0.5
Just for your efforts...

Hey! I'm helping you guys build character!

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, me too. He can't get a 5 now!

0
kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 12 years ago

er yes i can. Not all of the ratings must be 5*.

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, they do. It works off of averages. You can't have a 100% average if one of your numbers are a 0. That brings it down.

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Wrong, they don't work off averages, exactly. At least, not the total raw rating divided by the number of ratings.

Details here...

0
Dutchj
Dutchj

Reply 12 years ago

It was already impossible anyway, because of the starting average. Besides, enough people are never gonna vote for this anyway.

0
zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

How can you tell? Did you factor in the site's average?

0
The Jamalam
The Jamalam

12 years ago

if enough people rate it 5 stars, the average will be so close to 5 stars(within 9 of the third decimal place) it will show 5 stars

0
zachninme
zachninme

12 years ago

Hm... I realized (at least in my font) that a * has 5 points...
* -- 5+ -- 4^ -- 3- -- 2          (or maybe ~). -- 1 (a push) (or maybe `)
Possibly a shorthand?
Oh, heh, what a dissapointment, in that monospaced block, a * has 6 points...
0
kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 12 years ago

hmm never thought of that.....

0
dsman195276
dsman195276

12 years ago

no unless you have a infinity number of rateings.

you problem is that all ratings start at 2.5, so when i rate something 5* it goes up to like 2.8, but the next 5*goes up even less, and so on and so on. so eventually you get to decimals that you can't make go higher unless you have a infinity number of ratings.

your problem is that you start out at 2.5 so you always have that rating dragging you down, but if you started at no rating(as in no starts but no registered ratings) and put in 5* it would immediately go up to 5* with 1 rating.

0
CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

all ratings start at 2.5
No, they seem to start at 3.0.

so eventually you get to decimals that you can't make go higher unless you have a infinity number of ratings
Although, once the decimal got to 4.996, it would round to 5.00.

0
zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

No, they start at the site's average, which has fluctuated over time. When we started, it was about a 2.7 I believe. Now it appears to be a bit more 2.8ishy. (Or they may have tweaked its weight)

in its best, it would need at least 200 ratings to get a 4.995 (5.0), but thats assuming that 199 of them are 5.0, and the 200th was a 4.0. However, this is not the case, as we have the site average (2.8) with a weight of about 10-40 votes (guess). Now, we're talking thousands of votes.

A perfect 5.0? I don't think we'll see one, at least not for a few years. Sure, some projects may have 200+ votes, but all +'s got converted to 4.0's, making the gap harder to bridge...

0
CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Shut up. Now.

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Actually it's 4.9949 recurring.

0
dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

ok, i need to pay more attetion to that, and i did not know about the rounding thing. but since it rounds wouldent it get stuck at 4.990 because the decimal would get rounded down.

0
kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 12 years ago

hey dsman. Cheach out my new group. Knex Sidearms. You should post your sidearm there.

0
kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 12 years ago

i c because then the dd 27 would be 5*. lol!

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

There's a complex maths thing going on - I don't think a perfect 5 is possible without a lot of ratings.

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

(see?)

0
ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Okay. :) -rated