Rating Dumped Games

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  1. GeekyGuy
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    I wanted to suggest creating an automated rating system for all games listed in the release forums. I think it would help give folks an idea of which games are worth checking out and which perhaps aren't. Sure, it wouldn't be completely accurate because, for one, not everyone has the same tastes, and of course, some folks will just vote one way or the other without having actually tried a game. But I believe on the whole a rating system would be useful. Something that would show up alongside the thread title. This way folks won't even need to enter a thread for a game they believe warrants little or no interest.

    It could be any type really -- a number rating, percentage, or letter grading. And everyone could cast a vote driving the rating either up or down.
     
  2. UltraMagnus

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    +1 for this, it sounds like it could be useful
     
  3. Eternal Myst

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    I have a bomb alallalallala
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    It won't work, and Costello is watching this topic like a hawk, and is going to agree with me.
     
  4. Flawsdraw

    Flawsdraw GBAtemp Regular

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    I think it sounds good to be honest
     
  5. Raika

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    sounds good, and ubisoft's "imagine" games would be rated 0/10 aka....worthless [​IMG]
     
  6. Eternal Myst

    Eternal Myst Back from the Myst.

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    Yeah, and for some reason everyone is going to be funny and give "Barbie Pony horser in wonder world" a good rating just to be funny.
     
  7. Raika

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    hmm but i wonder how the game would get the score....based on reviews, comments or mods choices? Comments would be unlikely as like you said, people will comment wierd things for fun, which is misleading.
     
  8. Toni Plutonij

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    This was actually my first thought when I read the OP.....there would be some people that would vote just because they think it's funny..

    But if we make some system that allows staff to see who rated which score, that would allow us to "control" it to some point.....We could warn for such "funny" rates..
     
  9. da_head

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    i think a rating from like ign or something would be more useful
     
  10. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    that's very vague though. wat if i like pony games, and ur discriminating against me? a guideline for this would be very difficult to define

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    EDIT: shit it didn't merge
     
  11. Toni Plutonij

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    Yeah, I know that, but it would be pretty obvious if some member constantly rates imagine games/horsez or bratz the highest scores, and makes fun of the game in discussion topic..

    It could be controled, but I'm not sure if it's worth all the effort!!
     
  12. CockroachMan

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    No one uses it.. but there IS a rating system already [​IMG]

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    SEE!?

    Maybe each release could have a link to it's score on Metacritic/Gamerankings, that could be useful [​IMG]
     
  13. Toni Plutonij

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    Now, I feel stupid.....I never realized that!! Thanks CockroachMan!
     
  14. Raika

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    we all feel like idiots now [​IMG]
     
  15. GeekyGuy
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    Hmm...sorry, I never noticed it. Perhaps it could be made more prominent, like I said, maybe attached to the thread title. Something like "`This many' Tempers recommend this game."
     
  16. ENDscape

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    Theres already the essentials thread.
     
  17. Curley5959

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    Actually, I think a rating from IGN or something similar would be good.. Or maybe if Hadrian recommends the game, You can have a 'Hadrian Approved' logo in the second post..

    Just my opinion anyway.. [​IMG]
     
  18. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    That vote system allows multiple votes per user on a single game and the ranking system is totally fucked up because of that.
     
  19. alex

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    Yes, I tried that and voted one game like 25 50 times to "test." [​IMG] I never felt like reporting it though, as a bug, it should be fixed.
     
  20. Minox

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    I've tried to complain about it before, but they don't really seem to care.