Sunday, May 8, 2011
Info: Score system
I've got many questions about my rating system, and many commentors have asked me why I give scores between 1 and 6, and not 1 and 5 or 1 and 10 like for instance IMDB does. The reason is simple; how many sides have a regulary dice? Exactly, six. When I give a score, it's much like rolling the dice. I dont now what score a documentary or a show will get before I've seen it.
I prefer this system rather than giving 1 to 10 scores, because I think it's easier. 1 and 2 is for stuff I don't recommend, where 1 is just a waste of time. 3 is for subjects I find uninteresting, or at least presented in such a way, and/or have under average production. 4 and 5 is for stuff I like and recommend, and 6 is a must watch.
With a scala from 1 to 10, this would be much harder. What would a 3 equal on scala from 1 to 10? 4? 5? 6? And I would have to justify why I gave a documentary a 5 and not a 4. Or a 4 but not a 5. Think about it; much more work.
I like to keep it simple, and I think my dice system is exactly that. I hope this clarifies it. Still any questions? Feel free to ask.