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Rating system's gone pear-shaped... Answered

Lately the rating system seems to be malfunctioning. When I rate an 'ible, my vote doesn't always register.

And on this project... (which I rated highly):
https://www.instructables.com/id/Building_A_Stereo_Tube_Amp/

...with a total of 10 ratings, approx 15 users show up in the "They Like It" box. How can more users "like it" than have rated? Again, my own rating doesn't appear to have counted.

I've checked only one other project, but it has a similar disparity between total ratings and users displayed...

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rachel

10 years ago

They Like It did use to be pulled from people who rated, but since we changed how the rating system works, we now pull that from people who favorited. It just seemed to make more sense that way. Regarding the ratings not showing up, gmoon, can you give me a detailed example? I have always seen my ratings show up, by which I mean, when I click on the star I chose, there's a slight pause for the server to respond, then the rating number changes (never by more than a hundredth) and there's one greater in the number of ratings. What exactly do you see, when you try to rate something? Thanks, Rachel

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gmoonrachel

Reply 10 years ago

Rachel-- On two or three occasions a week or so ago, I would rate, but the rating didn't change. On one or two of those, I re-rated somewhat later (up or down)...just to see if the rating changed (which it did not.) But in that same period, I'm sure that my ratings did "take" on some projects... Sorry, I wish I could offer more. It's pretty hard to debug inconsistent behaviors, I'm sure. It's possible, of course, that any specific rating won't change the rating once it reaches a certain value (but that's why I tried re-rating.)

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rachelgmoon

Reply 10 years ago

gmoon, barring a reproducible example, I can only think of two possibilities. First, that your rating was close enough to the average value that the 3 significant digits we display didn't change after your rating (but you said you re-rated "up or down" implying to me that you put an extreme value in). Second, it's just possible that there was some kind of internet problem and your rating did not hit our server, in which case the page you were on wouldn't change. Please let me know if this happens again. (Sorry for the late reply, I was out of the office the past week.)

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gmoonrachel

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks, Rachel. I've noticed a lot of glitches with networking on XP lately (network printers not working, updates every two days, etc.) Maybe that's the root cause. When in doubt, blame M$... In any case, the behavior was limited to a day or two, and hasn't repeated since.

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iectyx3c

10 years ago

"They Like It" is a list of -iblers who have "favorited" an -ible, it is not related to star ratings. For example, I both rated and favorited the stereo amp -ible. But until I favorited, my username did not show up in the "They Like It" box. Test this yourself and see if this matches your experience.

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gmooniectyx3c

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, I guess the favorites are rolled in, too. In the past, there seemed to be a 1:1 relationship of rating / liking. Still, I've up-rated at least three projects this week, and my own rating was never added....