[Theforum] Dan's 3rd birthday article

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sun Dec 16 16:17:44 CST 2001

On Sunday, December 16, 2001, at 06:34  pm, Warden, Matt wrote:

> http://www.evolt.org/article/rating/25/18629/index.html
> Guys, I understand that we're all gung-ho about evolt's 3rd birthday and
> all, but we should be using ratings to judge the content of the article,
> not what it's about. We've talked about this time and time again on 
> admin
> about *members* doing this and how we can make it clearer what ratings 
> are
> for, but we seem to be turning around and doing the same thing.

I think you're spot on, Matt. Now you point it out, it bugs the
hell out of me too...

> That's like me rating an ASP article a 5 because... I really like ASP.

oh shit, that's why I've been rating all the ASP articles so badly

> Maybe I'm assuming incorrectly, though. But, (no offense to dan) do you
> really think his article is a 5? If you want to see a 5, check out
> adrian's "Inside the evolt.org Rebuild: The HTML and CSS"
> (http://www.evolt.org/article/rating/20/5816/index.html).

Which also has a *bit* of this factor in there too, but yeah,
it's a 5 imo for quality anyway,

>  I mean,
> right now, dan's bday article is the 3rd-rated article on evolt.

True, but what's happened before is that articles do get rated
very highly at first, but because they've only got a few ratings,
a few lower ones pull it back down again - it takes a *lot* to
be rated 4.69 after 42 ratings; one 4 instead of a 5 only moves
it by .02 of a point or so.

Looking at it now, a couple of ratings have pulled it down by
about .2 - off the top 5 list. It is a good article, though - very

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