June 12, 2003 at 7:35 pm #5068
Is there an option to submit a film and have ratings and reviews switched off?
And can members “edit” their film pages? Can we switch reviews/ratings off?
(woo.. finished my GCSEs – A lot more time online)June 12, 2003 at 9:50 pm #5075
The director will be able to edit his film page, change his comments or whatever. I don’t think I’ll want to add the ability to opt out of reviews. I think that would encourage people to submit things that they didn’t feel were representative of what they are capable of.June 13, 2003 at 8:16 pm #5159
Brian of GepMember
I think RevMen has got it all down here,
with his qualified advisors.
But my advice to whoever does end up rating films…
never give a perfect rating.
Some films just may seem to be the best ever…
But when one better comes out, you won’t be able to give it a higher rating.June 13, 2003 at 11:25 pm #5182
But setting that restriction just means you get the same bottleneck at 9/10. There’s no easy answer to this one, other than to be sparing with full marks.
It’s all about callibration. Here in the UK, most computer games mags treat 80% as the lowest mark you’d give to a game unless it’s actually physically unplayable. However, we have one games mag called Edge, which treats 5/10 as an average mark. Anything with 6/10 or more is worth playing, but I think only about 1 game every couple of years gets 10/10. Those are the “must haves” – Doom, Mario 64, Halo, etc.
For my money, the only brickfilm I’ve seen that would get 9/10 is ROTE, which is almost, but not quite, perfect. I have yet to see a 10, but when I do, I won’t hesitate to give it full marks.June 14, 2003 at 12:06 am #5185
Some films just may seem to be the best ever…
But when one better comes out, you won’t be able to give it a higher rating.
Yes, it should be very difficult and hard to achieve a top score. If you start crying because of a brickfilm’s good quality, then it could be given a top rating. Maybe 1 per year. The Monthy Python Lego film is a good example of a film I think would have deserved a top rating.
But it depends on the amount of “stars” in the scale. 9/10 is more fair than 4/5 if the film is really really good, but not perfect.
Not only will the ratings work as a guide to visitors or members of the community, but it will motivate many of the brickfilmers to make better movies, which I think is the best reason for such a system.
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…)
FredrikJune 14, 2003 at 12:18 am #5186
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…June 14, 2003 at 12:40 am #5187
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
FredrikJune 14, 2003 at 12:59 am #5188
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…June 14, 2003 at 1:10 am #5189
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.June 14, 2003 at 1:57 am #5191
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
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