[uf-discuss] hReview feedback
paul at msn.com
Wed Jan 18 23:59:49 PST 2006
"Ryan King" wrote...
> Yeah, AFAICT, there's no commonly used format for ranges used on the web
> (or elsewhere, for that matter), so we have little prior art in terms of
> previous formats. However, we still have prior art in terms of examples
> of emergent human behavior on the web.
I had an amusing experience this evening. I just moved in with some new
roommates and decided it would be a good time to update my MythTV box. I
also took the opportunity to let my roommates play with it and explain what
everything meant. When you are looking at the listing of movies, I noticed
that it has the year and then a number of stars afterwards to indicate a
The rating is in the format:
where the slash indicates a half of a star.
I commented out loud that I wondered where the ratings were from. The very
next comment was from my roommate asking what the scale was. I had no idea.
We just scrolled through a whole bunch of ratings before deciding that is
must be 1 to 4 stars.
I guess other people out there do care what the upper and lower limit if
systems are. (If a movie is rated a 1, it would be nice to know if it could
have been rated a 0 or if it has the absolute lowest rating possible.)
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