Rate 2012 in Trek lit

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by King Daniel Beyond, Jan 3, 2013.

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Rate 2012 in Trek lit

  1. Outstanding

    11 vote(s)
    22.9%
  2. Above average

    30 vote(s)
    62.5%
  3. Average

    5 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. Below average

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Poor

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    I'm not worried about that. I just want to properly rate things and I cannot when the scale is too small.
     
  2. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    Outstanding
    Better then Above Average
    Above average
    Average
    Below average
    Not quite Poor
    Poor

    I think that would do. But the wording for the extra two options may be tweaked to sound better. Think of the two extra options as 1/2 stars.
     
  3. Lee Son of Pete

    Lee Son of Pete Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    How about:

    1. So good it made me do a sex-wee
    2. Absolutely outstanding beyond belief
    3. Outstanding
    4. Better than good but not quite outstanding
    5. Good
    6. Better than above avererge but not quite good, unless you are overly fond of Trek Lit in which case class this as good
    7. Above Average
    8. Redshirt
    9. Slightly below average
    10. Below Decks
    11. Worse than Below average but not quite poor
    12. Poor
    13. Truely awful, so bad it made me violently ill
    14. Worse than a Neelix special
     
  4. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm used to the 5 tier system because of the way the home town newspaper, sfgate.com, reviews things. There's no 3.5 stars or what ever, it's one of 5 pictures:

    outstanding - the little guy leaping out of his chair
    above average - the little guy sitting up and clapping
    average - the little guy sitting up paying attention
    below average - the little guy asleep in his chair
    poor - an empty chair

    There's no "above poor" where the guy is about to get out of his chair.

    Adding "above above average" or what ever really isn't going to change anything. For example, when 90% of the votes for a David Mack book are Outstanding or Above Average, that's all I need to know. It doesn't matter to me if 90% of the votes are scattered across the top 2 categories or the top 3 of an expanded list of options. And what Thrawn says is 100% true, I'm really not interested in having the ratings chart thrown out just so we can start over with a larger set to choose from.
     
  5. zarkon

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    /5 is the best system. below average/above average are fairly dry identifiers, but the scale is pretty much perfect.
     
  6. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    I propose the following 13 categories:

    1. *Perfection*

    2. Outstanding

    3. Better Than Above Average But Not As Good As Outstanding

    4. Above Average

    5. Better Than A Bit Better Than Average But Worse Than Above Average

    6. A Bit Better Than Average Because There Was A Funny Joke About Andorian Mating Customs And/or A Small Appearance By A Minor Character I Like.

    7. Average

    8. Better Than Less Than Average but Worse than Average

    9. Less Than Average

    10. Better Than Worse Than Less Than Average but Worse Than Less Than Average

    11. Worse Than Less Than Average

    12. Better Than Poor But Worse Than Worse Than Less Than Average

    13. Poor

    :p
     
  7. JD

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    I'm confused.:cardie:
     
  8. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There really should have been at least one more option between above average and outstanding, like "Very good" or something like that. There's just a too large gap between those two options IMO.

    But I've said that way before Sho started his rating site, and even then I was either ignored or got the "We have always done it this way" routine without a real discussion, so I guess Sho's site is pretty much just the new go-to excuse for something that wouldn't have been changed anyway.

    Note: I accept the reasoning now with Sho's site, I just think the system should have been thought through better from the beginning.
     
  9. Hugh Cambridge

    Hugh Cambridge Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    The choice in 5 notes seems good to me but the naming is perhaps no so accurate.
    Why not:
    5/ Outstanding
    4/ Very Good
    3/ Average
    2/ So so
    1/ Poor
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Maybe people shouldn't worry so much about the names and just treat it as a 1- to 5-star rating system, or an A-B-C-D-F grading scale. Personally I don't see why "above average" and "very good" can't be synonymous or at least overlapping.
     
  11. JD

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    That's pretty much how I approach it. I just think of each option as a star rating from * - *****.
     
  12. Lee Son of Pete

    Lee Son of Pete Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I'm going to propose the British conversational rating system;

    1. Not bad
    2. Not great
     
  13. Una McCormack

    Una McCormack Writer Red Shirt

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    Laughing very much.
     
  14. TJ Sinclair

    TJ Sinclair Captain Captain

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    Works for me. :rommie:
     
  15. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You Northerners always were prone to going to extremes.

    You can replace all such hyperbole with a straightforward 'it's alright !'

    ;)
     
  16. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    :lol:
     
  17. Lee Son of Pete

    Lee Son of Pete Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Or 'sorted our kid'
     
  18. TJ Sinclair

    TJ Sinclair Captain Captain

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    I must've lived in the States for too long, 'cause that's a new one on me...
     
  19. Una McCormack

    Una McCormack Writer Red Shirt

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    Sound as a pound.

    Scouse Una
     
  20. Relayer1

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    It ay alf bad...