+thebruce0 Posted March 10, 2022 Share Posted March 10, 2022 (edited) I really believe it's a matter of how the 'rating' prompt is presented. A 1-5 star 'tap your rating' doesn't really have any context. A rating is left to be interpreted entirely by the player. That's why there's no real basis for reading and interpreting a rating average accurately, let alone consistently across the platform. Many surveys that ask for a 'rating' style response will present it in a gauge from something like 'awful' to 'spectacular' with the middle option being literally average/okay. In that case, if the "5 star" is presented as overtly and literally "above average", and the "3 star" being the more prominent selection as a starting point, it'll feel more like the crux of the system is balanced in the middle, rather than every single star being a sort of reward to the creator and people not feeling like there's any reason not to simply reward all 5 to be nice. ie, if the star ratings have meaning, and less focused on quantity, I think they'd be used a lot more accurately. Not perfectly, nothing's ever perfect, but the way I see it, the vagueness of those ratings is why the average rating itself has little to no universal or consistent meaning. Edited March 10, 2022 by thebruce0 minor grammar edit 3 Quote Link to comment
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