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Introducing changes in the ratings

johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
Hey guys!

I'm sure we all agree that we all want high quality tabs. In order to weed out the shitty ones form the good ones we use the ratings system. Everything's alright if people are rating fair. We've observed that often times high quality, accurate tabs get bad ratings slapped on them. In order to combat this I've introduced two changes

  • You must be logged in to give a bad rating,
  • You must leave a comment on the song explaining why you think it is of low quality.

The way this works, if you slap a 1 star or 2 star on a song, you will get an error message stating that you must comment on the song first. After you comment you may give a bad rating.

Anons and non-commenters may still give high ratings.

Hopefully with this system we will get more fair and accurate ratings, AND the tabbers will be able to correct the tabs based on the suggestions.

I'm not discouraging giving bad ratings to bad tabs, I'm just asking people to justify their bad ratings in the comments.

I'm also open for suggestions for any other changes that may help!
LoudLon [moderator]
Posts: 1489
If me bitching about a bad rating this morning had anything to do with you deciding to implement this new procedure, I'm glad. If a tab deserves a bad rating, so be it, but it's only fair that the rater leave a comment explaining what the tabber got wrong. It'll help the tabber improve, and as a bonus it weeds out any trolls who rely on anonymity to rate low out of pure pettiness.

Thanks, Johnny.

johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
no problemo, that's why i'm here
Are you going to check every single comment. What if a troll signs up and leaves a comment that is stupid?
IamMark
Posts: 863
I approve this change.

Well done.

Leave it to a youngster to figure out a way to be a troll.
johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
Quote:
Are you going to check every single comment. What if a troll signs up and leaves a comment that is stupid?

i check lots and lots of comments. tabbers now also get a private message whenever someone comments. if we discover a troll i can manually delete his rating with a clear conscience knowing that the tab really didn't deserve such a rating.
LoudLon [moderator]
Posts: 1489
So the tab I bitched about (Fell On Black Days, Soundgarden) has now been rated 10 times – and it gets lower and lower with each one, and not a single comment left. I included the isolated bass track with it and guarantee, on my BBT reputation, it is 100% accurate.

So I guess I have myself a troll. Why only on this particular tab, I have no idea.

EDIT – shit, now on my Where the River Flows tab! What the hell, man???
Uh Johnny, I don't think your plan is working..
johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
trolls are slapping 3 stars on it. ill raise the treshold today to 4 stars
johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
done, let's see what happens now.
johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
Quote:
So I guess I have myself a troll. Why only on this particular tab, I have no idea.

Definitely a troll as the view to rating ratio is very very high.

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