|Posted: December 1, 2007, 2:53 am - IP Logged|
If you want to make the star ratings truly useful, don't always rate everything you like as 5 stars!
I've been noticing an over-abundance of 5-star ratings, especially in the Pick 3 forum. For many, a post will either get 5 stars, or won't get rated at all. That's not really going to help anyone.
If you reserve 5 stars for special topics, you will have a much more useful rating system.
What good does it do if every post in the Pick 3 forum is rated either 5 stars or no stars? The Lottery Discussion forum topics are rated more reasonably, as they are a mixture.
Don't be afraid of hurting someone's feelings by saying their topic is "good", as opposed to "excellent". Saying it's "good" is a positive thing. If someone's ego can't handle "good", then geez louise, what can they handle?
Personally, I would think that a post containing just numbers would be "average". It's not "bad" to post numbers, and it's certainly not "excellent".
Why not reserve "excellent" for a topic that teaches you something truly unique? If that began happening, then the really useful posts would become more noticeable, and perhaps people would even strive harder to come up with some more really interesting topics. As it stands right now, I look down the Pick 3 forum and see a wave of stars. I have no idea what's unique and what's numbers.
What do you think?