[uf-discuss] hReview feedback

Craig Ogg craig.ogg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 11:34:51 PST 2006

Perhaps I need more coffee, but after reading these serious
discussions on what the lower bound of a review is for quite some time
I have to comment on the apparent absurdity of it.

If a friend told you that he would give a movie 3 out of 4 stars,
would you really ask if he was starting from 0 or 1?   Because, after
all, if 0 is the lower bound that is a 80% rating (4th out of 5
possible positions) and if it is 1 is a 75% rating.  Who would want to
see a movie that only got a "C"? [1]   I think ratings are almost all
subjective and are all assumed to have the same lower bound which is
always unstated.

Given the microformats priniciples of covering the 80% case and no one
seems to be able to come up with examples where people routinely state
the lowerbound, I would suggest that it be removed from the format.

Maybe I better go get that cup of coffee now...


[1] In the US when grading students on a bell curve, 60% = D, 70% = C,
80% = B, 90% = A

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