akaneon.com wrote:Lets say a series has 10 7 votes.

That gives you 70/100, or 7.0.

A 10 vote will give the series a 80/110, or a 7.2.

However, a 1 vote would give the series a 71 out of 110, or a 6.4.

That's not only a difference, that's a colossal difference. But you're too stupid to account for that.

1: Why would we say that a series has 10 votes of 7? Just because it illustrates your point? What about we take an example that is just as reasonable, one that illustrates the exact opposite: say a series has 10 votes of 3?

... Following your example:

That gives you 30/100, or 3.0.

A 10 vote will give the series a 40/110, or a 3.6.

However, a 1 vote would give the series a 31 out of 110, or a 2.8.

That's not only a difference, that's a collosal difference. But you're too stupid to account for that.

... A more sane way of doing this would be to compare with the actual mid-point of available votes: 5.5.

That gives you 55/100, or 5.5.

A 10 vote will give the series a 65/110, or a 5.9.

However a 1 vote would give the series a 56 out of 110, or a 5.1. (with proper rounding)

.... ooooh! suddenly the averages make sense!