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Author Topic: Star rating for reviews  (Read 654 times)

Offline Nagilum

Just a thought.

I wonder if Admin could introduce star ratings for reviews? Almost like an IMDB rating system where you could have varying levels for positive, neutral and negative reviews.

You could even introduce top 10 rated lists from it, etc...

Too complex? What do we think?

Offline collector

Like it. Between a positive borderline neutral and a great positive review there is a huge difference.
I read in old reviews that before the ratings used to be only positive and negative, no neutral.
With the stars rating might be an other improvement for the forum.

Offline Steely Dan

I am assuming you are talking about grading the reviews, not moving from a 3 point scale to a 10 point scale.  (If the later, I still say not broken don't fix it)

Is the purpose of grading reviews to help the punter?  Problem is that most likely, the well written enjoyable reviews will get more votes than the boring simple reliable ones.  Many of the punters that are banned today (Mangoguy, Name8) had a stream of helpful reviews that I suspect would have been rated in the day. Some of those may still be accurate. Others had discredited reviews that may have been written for discounts.  But on the day these would have been rated.

I think the current system of allowing comments and counter comments works pretty well. Most true White Knighting is seen.  Some arguing with negatives turns out to be anything but WK, but rather it is stopping bull shit negatives.

Not broken don't fix it I say.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 12:10:33 AM by Steely Dan »

Offline smiths

Just a thought.

I wonder if Admin could introduce star ratings for reviews? Almost like an IMDB rating system where you could have varying levels for positive, neutral and negative reviews.

You could even introduce top 10 rated lists from it, etc...

Too complex? What do we think?

IMO reviews are just fine as they are but as ever its up to admin of course.

Offline yorkshire123

I'm not punting at the moment thus no reviews but here's my two-penneth anyway for what its worth.

Why change what works already?

Surely the words within the review will be enough to see if it was borderline or not?

And to be honest recent events have shown that the creeps out there focus on popular girls enough without drawing up a league table for them to pick through.
Banning reason: Making false malicious allegations against admin

Not important for me, the reviewer is much more an important factor to me than variables.

There is only  a 2 point scale in my mind visit or not visit, but it it helps others wouldn't object.

Online PLeisure

I can understand Nagilum's desire for a 10-point system but also note the struggles over Jason's Attractiveness Rating chart with endless debates on whether a girl merits 8, 8.25 or 8.5. Decent enough idea to introduce a bit more accuracy but may also open up the review to being sidelined by varying differences of opinion. 

Offline Rod trotter


Its a never from me.alls fine the way it is and never introduce a "like" to this board either  :hi:
Banning reason: Pathetic little shit threatening Admin that he would get himself banned unless his account is deleted

Perfectly happy with the system as is. I mean what would be the difference between a 6/10 or a 7/10? its too hard to standerdise

They way it is at the moment, makes sure you read the review carefully, and form your own opinions. The Postive/neutral/negative bit is just the introduction

(I read a neutral review yesterday for skinny_ginger, but still want to see her, because the things she was 'marked down' for, do not personally bother me)
(I wrote a positive reveiw for Roxette, but made it plainly clear she does not FK, which again for me is no issue, but for others probably is)

Offline Nagilum

Fair points from all.

I like the review system as it is too. However the expression "if it's not broken, don't fix it" seems to apply.


Huh, i can imagine all fluffies ganging up once again and voting 10 out of 10 for their "ladies".
We don't want to see this here.

Offline Urban_G

I think a 10 point system would be too much, if anything were to be implemented perhaps a 5 would be better? The extra 2 could be for borderline positives or negatives.

The current system works pretty well so I don't think we'll see any changes and members can always elaborate on their chosen rating anyway.

What is useful about a review is not the headline "score" it is the words that accompany it.  No scale can compensate for a review that lacks objective facts and is high in fluff.

Offline Corus Boy

IMO?  The system is fine as is.

More detailed/longer reviews are fine as it give me the chance to 'read between the lines.'

Knowing the reviewer and cross referencing other reviews gives a better picture.

The devil is in the detail, not the star count.

Huh, i can imagine all fluffies ganging up once again and voting 10 out of 10 for their "ladies".
We don't want to see this here.

Indeed!  :vomit:

Offline Jimmyredcab

Just a thought.

I wonder if Admin could introduce star ratings for reviews? Almost like an IMDB rating system where you could have varying levels for positive, neutral and negative reviews.

You could even introduce top 10 rated lists from it, etc...

Too complex? What do we think?

I think Admin has quite enough to deal with already.    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Offline hendrix

I'm in the "it works fine, no need to change it" camp.


What is useful about a review is not the headline "score" it is the words that accompany it.  No scale can compensate for a review that lacks objective facts and is high in fluff.
I agree.  If I see "negative" I would not be interested.  If I see positive with enough words in the description to make a judgement, then it's worth reading. 

If there were a change I would only want one on the "positive" end to, say, "positive+" or "Positive-" to indicate that everything was exactly as described by the WG and wanted by the punter (+) or worth going to and seeing again but nor everything was perfect (-). 

But, as others have said, the current isn't really broken as long as you use common sense and, there is always a PM to the reviewer if you have questions.

Offline yumyum3

Fine as it is IMO. I go on the reviewer and whether I trust or find them credible or not.

Offline uutarn

Like it. Between a positive borderline neutral and a great positive review there is a huge difference.
This is something i've been fighting with for a while, two different positives can be a world apart and that has made me question my rating a couple of times.

But as others have said, thats where the review comes in. The text (and the reviewer) is more important than the rating IMO.

Though i'm not adverse to a "star" rating system, i'm in the -if it ain't broken, don't fix it- camp also.

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Quote from: DickDiver on Today at 11:35:51 am ......

    What is useful about a review is not the headline "score" it is the words that accompany it.

I agree.  If I see "negative" I would not be interested.  If I see positive with enough words in the description to make a judgement, then it's worth reading. 


If there were a change I would only want one on the "positive" end to, say, "positive+" or "Positive-" to indicate that everything was exactly as described by the WG and wanted by the punter (+) or worth going to and seeing again but nor everything was perfect (-). 


But, as others have said, the current isn't really broken as long as you use common sense and, there is always a PM to the reviewer if you have questions.

I agree  entirely with this.  Well said!  (particularly the bit in blue)

Offline cueball

What is useful about a review is not the headline "score" it is the words that accompany it.  No scale can compensate for a review that lacks objective facts and is high in fluff.

That sums it up nicely, just read the review and decide if she's got you or not.

Offline Kerosene

Not keen myself on marks out of ten myself as. At the extremes of a scale, you'd be pretty much equally sold on a 9/10 review as a 10/10. With positive, neutral and negative you can see at a glance what the overall picture is. And if it's borderline, the review should mention why.

Also, what happens to existing reviews - should they be regraded to fit in?

Online NIK

I think Admin has quite enough to deal with already.    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Totally agree. A star system is unnecessary.
It could end up like Northern Angels where every review was ten stars.
When I asked them what was the point of a review system if only ten star reviews were allowed I was banned. :rolleyes:


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