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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 06, 2018 (10:13 PM)
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This is just a quick post to let you all know that it's now possible to attach more precise ratings to your reviews. We're still using the 5-star system, but you can now rate with half-stars. So for example, if you can't decide between 3 and 4 stars, but 3 and 1/2 stars seems like it would be just about perfect... now you can assign that rating.

This change means that the old ratings are now equivalent to the new ones. A 1/10 roughly corresponds to a 1/2 star. A 5/10 roughly corresponds to 2 and 1/2 stars. So all ratings in the system now display in the 5-star format.

I had meant to make the change for a bit now, because numerous writers have mentioned in passing or in conversation with me on chat (or elsewhere) that they would appreciate the additional precision half-stars provide. I've occasionally found myself feeling that a half-star rating would be useful for the odd game. So now that should all be in order. I hope some of you find it useful as you contribute your next reviews, or that it at least doesn't cause any confusion.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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