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  • #5186
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    RevMen
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    Something that might help some is the ratings are stored as a a floating point with 2 decimal places (0.00 lowest, 10.00 highest). So we could have raters give their ratings using tenths or even hundredths of a point (though hundredths is probably excessive). That way it would be easier to save room for that better film that will eventually come along. A 9.8 doesn’t sound much higher than a 9.5, but that’s effectively 30 points higher in a system with 1000 points of resolution. A 9.82 will still be listed in the directory above a 9.81. Hopefully that’ll prompt the director of the 9.81 film to produce a 9.83 film and so on…

    #5187
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    Then you could just use percent, 100%, 63% 13% and so on.

    or a system with 10, 6.3, 1.3 – based on the individual rating categories,
    like ZDnet uses:

    http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Canon_Powe … tag=promo2

    Fredrik

    #5188
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    I think that raters choosing scores with a resolution of tenths (5.6, 7.4, etc) and a final average score for a category in the hundreds (5.43, 8.76, etc) will work well. Besides, it’s already coded that way so… 😛

    #5189
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    OK, so the scoring system is in place. There’s still scope to talk about the criteria to be used by the reviewers when rating a film though.

    For me, part of the review process is asking myself what a non-brickfilmer would make of the film. Some films (Zarathustra and Black Knight, to name a couple) are flat-out funny and appeal to a wider audience than films like Good Company, which requires a bit more audience investment. Do they deserve better marks for that? If so, in what categories? It’s not an easy thing to decide.

    #5191
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    I think that that is kinda covered in the “fun” category. But even if it isn’t, it could always be mentioned in the comments.

    Cometgreen, who wrote this with one hand

    #5244
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    “legofred” wrote:
    Maybe mentioned before, but what about a place where you can see the average rating for a directors movies? (Maybe it will cause people to give up and leave the community if they got a lot of low ratings…)

    That is something that is totally against the nature of brickfilms.com (at least… it was). We’re here to help each other forward, not to scare people away.

    That’s why switching off the rating is not a bad idea: some people might be put off from submitting it to the film directory, for fear of it being classified as bad. Admittedly, multiple categories will better reward that particular film’s values, but for first-time films this might be a tough decision. When are you ready to have your film judged?

    The reviews as they are can be quite tough, but they never fail to point out positive aspects of a film (and you have to admit – every film that took some effort to create has some). We must take care to preserve this, perhaps by providing guidelines to the reviewers.

    Stefan.

    #5262
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    I think another important category is replay value. how much the movie wants to make you want to see it again, and how much you DO enjoy it for the second or third or however many times.

    #5276
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    legofred wrote:

    Maybe mentioned before, but what about a place where you can see the average rating for a directors movies? (Maybe it will cause people to give up and leave the community if they got a lot of low ratings…)

    wandrer2 wrote:
    That is something that is totally against the nature of brickfilms.com (at least… it was). We’re here to help each other forward, not to scare people away.

    It was just an idea, but yes, maybe it would scare people away, which is NOT good at all…

    Fredrik

    #5277
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    That’s why switching off the rating is not a bad idea: some people might be put off from submitting it to the film directory, for fear of it being classified as bad.

    Thats why I mentioned my idea. Basically, when you search for a film you will not search by a high numerical rating, but rather keywords that indicate what a film did well. If you see “Creative” or “Original” in the description of a film, you can assume that that aspect is notable while everything else is average at best. Of course, everything would be outlined in the review, but at least this way people can’t just say “Well, I won’t watch anything with a rating less than 8.0″ and everyone truly has a chance for their work to be seen.(I am aware I mentioned a numerical rating in the my initial post, but that was really just a passing comment on a way to make a rating system fair)

    #5297
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    I think such a precise rating system as two decimal points (or even one, really) invites unfair comparisons. Sure, behind-the-scenes it could be that specific but for public view it should be simplified to a rating out of five stars or something broad like that.

    As an aside, I disagree that a new movie makes an older one less entertaining to someone who hasn’t seen it. For those that think otherwise, regarding that ‘perfect score’ point: what if it were graded on the curve? Say we start off with a few really good movies entered as 10.00 (or five out of five stars, as the public sees it). Then, if another one someday comes along that truly is better it could be given a 10.5, which displays as the new 5 out of 5. Eventually, when we’ve got so many new awesome movies that we’re up to 17.5, the original 10.00 is displayed as a 4 out of 5 stars. Infinitely expandable.

    -j

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