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User currently offlineTomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

I have a topic on here that so far has 30 responses. No one has rated it, and that's fine with me, because I feel there is no need for the rating system.

My question is this: If the 31st person comes along and rates it with one star, doesn't the next person to see the topic for the first time think it is a poor topic with a low rating-and so they may not read it?

In other words, one rating will be represented graphically. But a potential reader won't know it was the only rating given to the topic. If this is true, the rating system is fatally flawed.

If this is not true, then that means I'm wrong. That's happened before y'know! More than once.


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

I think several people must submit a rating before any stars appear next to the topic, isn't it the way it works?


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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

The stars should appear upon the first rating. All ratings thereafter are averaged to display the proper amount of stars. So, if someone rates your thread with a single star, you can go in and rate it with five stars, this will average three stars.

At least that's how the other boards I visit work.


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Here, there isnt a graphic rating until a certain number of people rate it. It is an average and every rating thereafter is averaged in.

User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 4, posted (14 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

The star rating doesn't kick in before a certain number of people have rated the post. It then shows the average number.

Some people claim it's a waste of bandwidth as it isn't used for anything but I think it does serve a purpose, especially for new users. If a post of theirs receives a low rating, they might refrain from posting a similar topic in the future.

I am archiving this thread as it should have been posted in the non-aviation forum. I did not create the non-aviation forum for topics on how evil/good the Israelis/Palestinians are or for teens asking how girls think (as it is currently filled with). I created it for topics just like this one.

If you wish to continue this discussion, please turn to the non-aviation forum.


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