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Why's there a rating system?
cs3ink at 12:54PM, July 1, 2007
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Granted, I've only been here a little over a month, but I don't see a point for having anything other than a “5” on th “Rate It” scale.

I've never seen anyone rate something other than a 5. I've done it once or twice, but given the apparent trend of rating every bloody comic a 5 at DD, I'm beginning to feel that it might be taboo to actually, truly rate a book. If I rate something as 4 or less will a cloud of DD winged monkeys sweap out the sky & yank out all my straw?

There are plenty of 4s & less on DD (heck many peole might even include one or both of my books on that list). Is everyone's 1-4 buttons broken? Is it considered rude to rate less than a 5?

What am I missing as a newby? Am I simply too dense (very likely, I admit)?

Feedback, please.

Creator of Terran Sandz and Broken Things, and now Dead. Check 'em out.
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:55AM
LIZARD_B1TE at 12:57PM, July 1, 2007
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People are scared of starting Flame Wars.

Also, the rating system has no bearing on your rank (last time I checked…). All the ranks on the site are determined by Page Views.
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Cthulhu at 1:05PM, July 1, 2007
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Some people actually report comments that are 4's.
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subcultured at 1:08PM, July 1, 2007
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that was from the old DD
ranking used to be based on the rating
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skoolmunkee at 2:06PM, July 1, 2007
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Yeah, it's sort of a holdover from how things used to run. There's no purpose to the numbers now other than as a general indicator of like/dislike. Most people don't bother voting less than 4 of 5 because if they don't like it, why bother?
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Phantom Penguin at 2:36PM, July 1, 2007
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I've had my comic rated less then a 5 a few times, I want people to tell me what they think.

But I can't remember when I rated less then a 5, because if I read a comic I don't like or its sloppy or something, I wont rate it or comment.
Why? I dunno, its how I roll I suppose.
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Ozoneocean at 2:48PM, July 1, 2007
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These threads always come up, there most recent was here:
I'm locking this now because you can find all your answers there ;)
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:27PM

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