Actually, it is not necessarily quite such a bad thing -- what matters is not the numerical rating but the ranking of the entries in relation to each other. But this is really counterintuitive and confusing, so it would be much better to fix it -- or if not, present the ratings on a completely different scale (say, -1 to 1) so that no one would expect his grade of 10 to translate into a rating of 10.merkhant wrote:That's the thing I don't like most about the new system. The rating may be totally different from the votes given.laxxy wrote:One other small fact: a review of mine has 2 votes, "3" and "5", and a current rating of 6.82
In fact, I care little about the review ratings -- mine or other people's; they are perhaps helpful if there are *lots* of reviews for a series, but normally I try to browse through all of them, usually you see the worthy ones at a glance.I think we can safely assume that a review that got only votes under 6 should stay disapproved, disregarding avarage vote or fanboyishness of the raters. That goes for other votes too, but is most easily seen with reviews.
Also, I would normally read all negative reviews regardless of how highly they are rated.
I'd much rather read a lower-rated review that has just a few sentences summarizing the user's most notable experiences, than look at the typical cookie-cutter reviews with all those sound/animation/character development/whatever sections.
For the same reason I do not care that much about how people rate my reviews either -- the few I wrote, I wrote just so that someone like me could get some extra information from there.
But anyway, the review in question is this one --
http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?s ... =2837#3983
(I think the rating isn't shown to other ppl until it gets a certain # of votes, but I can see it in the "my reviews" page)