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Problem with rating algorithm -- getting averages above 5(!) Answered

Several people have noticed this, and posted querulous comments in various Fora (myself included). It looks like the rating algorithm, or at least the input data, is wonky, as you can see from the attached image. On the up side, the star-coloring algorithm works properly modulo 5!

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rachel
rachel

12 years ago

We tried a small tweak to the ratings algorithm, but clearly missed testing some case. We'll roll it back to the original version shortly; none of the underlying data has changed.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

Ah, so NM was right, not me. I'll let him know :-)

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rachel
rachel

12 years ago

Rolled back. Oops! More testing, coming up. When I get it right, I'll post the updated algorithm on the [http:///community/The-Instructables-Rating-System/ Ratings System FAQ] .

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rachel
rachel

Reply 12 years ago

Oh man, @*(& broken links, who wrote this thing anyway?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

Hehh....there are way too many days when I feel that way about my analysis code ...