[uf-discuss] hReview feedback

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Jan 18 11:51:07 PST 2006

On Jan 18, 2006, at 11:34 AM, Craig Ogg wrote:

> 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...

As is, hReview sets the default lower bound at 1 (which is what most  
examples in the wild use, despite what http://microformats.org/wiki/ 
reviews-formats seemed to indicate). I don't think there's a case for  
changing this.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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