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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Oct 2016 5:51 a.m. PST

As you've probably seen, in the new Rules Directory, you can rate a ruleset from 1 to 10. If anyone has rated a ruleset, then there will be a display showing the average rating as a number of stars.

Is this sufficient?

Or would you like to see something closer to the Amazon model, where you see a breakout of votes? And if so, as a replacement to what we have now, or a supplement?

Cosmic Reset25 Oct 2016 6:08 a.m. PST

A breakout might be useful.

Waco Joe25 Oct 2016 7:47 a.m. PST

A breakout would be helpful, especially with the small number of votes likely (compared to amazon)

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2016 8:11 a.m. PST

Beware grade inflation.

There should be nothing wrong with a 6 or 7 and it should represent a fine enjoyable game to play with perhaps only a thing or 2 that could be better.

Ney Ney25 Oct 2016 10:06 a.m. PST

breakout good

And so is Amazon idea of rate 1-5. 1-10 sees too much 10s and 1s without meaning.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Oct 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

A breakout is useful, especially with low numbers of votes. (10,10,1) is very different than (7,7,7).

I agree that while 1-10 is popular, generally, people can't be consistent breaking things into fewer than five or more than seven categories. Seven works best when it is a comparative scale rather than an absolute, so five would be ideal.

Mako1125 Oct 2016 11:27 a.m. PST

A breakout would be appreciated.

I'd also like a 0 rating, for those really abysmal types.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2016 12:14 p.m. PST

Should be 5 stars max – too much indescribable nuance with 10.

Sgt Slag25 Oct 2016 6:29 p.m. PST

Amazon style, with five stars, only. Thanks. Cheers!

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