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by laxxy
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

Just noticed that a review of mine which got an 8 and a 6 has an overall score of 5.5, could I ask what is the reason for this is? there could be some sort of vote normalization going on. e.g. I generally try to give anime votes so that an average series that I've seen would be around 7.5 (it has d...
by laxxy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

btw -- fyi, now with one more grade of 5 (meaning three grades of 5,5,3) the resulting rating appreciated to 6.88.
by laxxy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

One other small fact: a review of mine has 2 votes, "3" and "5", and a current rating of 6.82 :) That's the thing I don't like most about the new system. The rating may be totally different from the votes given. Actually, it is not necessarily quite such a bad thing -- what matters is not the numer...
by laxxy
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

Occam's Razor? Yeah, well without being able to see the mechanics of the new system, we can't judge what is simpler and what is more complex. True, the old system was just about as simple as they get, but take Newtonian physics for instance. Its simpler then Relativistic physics, yet its not more c...
by laxxy
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

I also believe that its still better then how it was, but unless this is an intermediate stage its still a loss as there are other ways of accomplishing the same thing. Perhaps. One thing is that between two systems that produce essentially identical results, I'd always take one that is simpler and...
by laxxy
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

Well, after a few days it does not look like the new system is much different after all, judging by the top 10 at least :) I also see 5 animes out of the top 10 tied at 8.67 and three more at 8.69 as a problem, I think the old system provided more variance. and I think it is wrong when a situation i...
by laxxy
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

one other thing -- you quite understandably do not want the ratings live, but i think it would be nice to update them at least once a day or two.
by laxxy
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

Yes, we could tell you. No, we're not going to. (And KAA happen to be pretty good among dvd rippers, which admittedly isn't saying much. Recent KAA anyway.) Speaking about groups, I think there is definitely a problem: you've got the first place occupied by WF/KAA, who made all of 4 episodes of one...
by laxxy
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

hey, all numbers mean *something*. Even knowing that anime A has a larger number of rabid fanboys compared to anime B is useful :) Even when it's a larger number of ONE fanboy? ;) Perhaps what counts here is an integral coefficient: (Number)*(Rabidness). If an anime attracts one rabid enough to reg...
by laxxy
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

hey, all numbers mean *something*. Even knowing that anime A has a larger number of rabid fanboys compared to anime B is useful :)
by laxxy
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

Surely no system is immune, regardless of whether it is known or not. still it should be possible to design a system that while being open would require a good deal of (probably easily detectable) effort to stuff the ballots significantly. I can think of a few possibilities related to weighting and ...
by laxxy
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New rating calculations/system
Replies: 51
Views: 5797

I have a mixed impression. It's nice to see Nausicaa in the top 10, on the other hand some other titles still puzzle me. But there were quite a few in the old top 10 too, not everyone's tastes are similar, so I can't really complain. It would have been better imo to design a system which would have ...
by laxxy
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: removing subtitle info
Replies: 1
Views: 443

removing subtitle info

Is there any way to remove a mistakenly added subtitle field from a RAW file entry?
by laxxy
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Review guidelines
Replies: 14
Views: 4653

500 *characters*, not words. Hell, you could just stick some spaces on the end. Rar Gotcha, thanks :) Sorry, I did realize it was 500 characters. And I see where it comes from and why now. Still, 500 imo might be a little too high... even 300 is still more than someone who just wants to say smth li...
by laxxy
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Review guidelines
Replies: 14
Views: 4653

It is possible to write shorter reviews (that's 80 words), provided you don't mind other people 'voting' them worst-thing-ever-written. 's actually much harder to write a decent short review than a decent long one, so encouraging people to write shorter reviews doesn't really make more people write...