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Ratings Answered

the /5 stars ratings are not really meaningful for purposes other than popularity, have other different ratings for difficuly, usefulness, show-off-ness etc

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

11 years ago

nonsence! i usually look at the rating before reading to even see if the instructable is worth reading. I feel that the system they have is great where you can't get a 5.0 from one point. The only problem I can see is that many don't rate so the ratings are up-ed by friends, but this only goes for the ones that have only a few ratings

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

You wrote, "The only problem I can see is that many don't rate so the ratings are up-ed by friends, but this only goes for the ones that have only a few ratings."

In fact, the rating algorithm takes this into account. The average you see reported includes both the direct ratings of the I'ble/topic/etc., and the global average of every rating of everything on the site. Items with few direct ratings cluster around the global average, rather than being pulled to one end or the other.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

I did not know that thread existed, your already getting to know the site better than me

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Heh...search "Forum Topics" for "rating"; it shows up at the bottom of the first page of results, or in the middle if you "sort by featured". I also cheated slightly -- I've scanned through the FAQ forum before, so I sort of knew it was there :-)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

well i just figured there wasn't one so why go on an endless search for something that doesn't exist

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. You'll never make it as a HE Physicist.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

i don't get it yet i don't think that I'll make it as anything requiring thinking

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Not with that attitude you won't.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

Your right, with the right attitude, I can..... what were we doing? something bout thinking my brain hurts