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by Elandal
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

Removing the top10 list might indeed take care of the problem more effectively than any other measure. Half of the top10 series are also in most users list. Naruto would make sixth if the tempvotes were permanent. Of the four other in most users list, Eva's vote distribution follows the fanboy-curve...
by Elandal
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

Maybe the easiest way to fix ratings would be to discard all 1's and 10's before calculating the average :twisted:
by Elandal
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Advent Children but not Spirit Within?
Replies: 20
Views: 1901

Please don't drag Robotech into this, Amour.. I can't forgive Macek for it, but it's still anime just as much as any US adaptation is. While most US adaptations are just on the order of bad voice acting and a little paintjob to fit something to wanted rating, there are cases like Armitage III Poly M...
by Elandal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: Feature Requests - Archive
Topic: Change of the voting grading system for animes [DONE/DENIED]
Replies: 38
Views: 3253

I believe I might have used 7.5 and 8.5 if they had been available to differentiate a little more in the 7-9 range. But already a 10 point scale is a lot.. If I had given out 7.5's and 8.5's, they wouldn't really be that accurate. When I look at my votes, sometimes I feel that I should lower votes o...
by Elandal
Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Feature Requests - Archive
Topic: [ADD] generic type: LD [DENIED]
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Nope - LD is analog. It's a little better than SVHS in video quality, but can also have digital AC3 audio track which SVHS can't do. Of course LD, being optical disc, doesn't wear in use unlike magnetic tapes do, so if handled with care, even old LDs should be just fine. CD & DVD are digital optical...
by Elandal
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Feature Requests - Archive
Topic: [ADD] generic type: LD [DENIED]
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Why do we need vhs and dvd separatelly? Either a single "on physical media" type should suffice for all, or distinction be made between different media types. VHS differs from DVD in many ways. So does LD. Differences range from required hardware (each requires different type of player) to audio and...
by Elandal
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

Welll.. I still maintain that if you indeed have >10% 10s, your voting habits aren't suitable for use in statistical analysis without some form of normalization, or you haven't seen enough to judge the titles in meaningful way. Really, I don't even expect bell curves here. Just that you won't give m...
by Elandal
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Feature Requests - Archive
Topic: [ADD] generic type: LD [DENIED]
Replies: 6
Views: 792

[ADD] generic type: LD [DENIED]

Subject says it all :)
I've got anime LDs and would like to class them as such instead of as dvds in the generic file type.
by Elandal
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

We definitely do need to take into account the vote distribution. Otherwise lists like OnegaiNL's old list (a hundred and something of 10s only) would qualify while it definitely should not. That kind of vote distribution is absurd and not meaningful to the least. Also, that filter wouldn't even aff...
by Elandal
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

Not being counted for top10 or anime hint lists doesn't mean you can't vote what you want to. Also, if you've only seen a few animes and they happen to be the very best of the best, I'd really wait until you have seen a little more before considering your votes valid. Now, do you remember what the v...
by Elandal
Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

@OnegaiNL If you've read the vote descriptions, you should understand what a 10 is. 20% @10 is just too much. My problem with tens is that I'm not sure which of the 7 ghiblies to drop to 9. They're quite different, so it's hard to pin them against eachother.. Another thing is that rating movies and ...
by Elandal
Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: AniDB Discussion
Topic: Vote normalization
Replies: 82
Views: 5653

I think the four rules listed should be mostly enough to handle the bad votes (bad as in "the person either didn't read the vote descriptions, decided to not honor them, or just hasn't watched enough to make even an educated guess"). I'd set the numbers pretty low, maybe 10 votes and 10 complete ani...
by Elandal
Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Feature Requests - Archive
Topic: split votes according to gender set in profile [DENIED]
Replies: 33
Views: 14405

As a fellow girl (don't mind the beard), I'd assume age would be much more important factor than gender.. Of course true otakus will watch it all, though. Even if I too would be interested in anidb user demographics and their mylists, wishlists, blacklists, and votes by different demographic paramet...
by Elandal
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Client Discussion
Topic: Identify episode from filename
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

In unix you could check inode, size, and mtime, for example, to get reasonable assurance about the file being the same. I guess there's something like that in windows as well.

But still, what problems are there with hashing? It's not like you'd be hashing a TB of files..?
by Elandal
Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Feature Requests - AniDB Clients
Topic: Disallow adding files for eps w/ airdate in future [DENIED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

OK - it's possible to have files before the item premieres (whether theatrical, TV, or OAV), and thus it should be possible to add files before premiere date. Maybe better than deny such action would be to warn the user that maybe the premiere date is wrong or the file isn't the actual release, but ...