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thelonegrooverthelonegroover Posts: 1,073
Why do you often give product reviews a mark of say 4.5? Is this due to only rating products out of 5? And the differences between 0 and 5 not being enough.
Would it be more logical to mark out of 10. So 0.5/5 = 1/10, 3.5/5 = 7/10 and 5/5 = 10/10.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It's changed back and forth a few times over the years, with at least WMB and MBUK using both methods.

    I think the reasoning is that many people relate to a "5 star" review more - indeed they are marked out of 5.
  • Jeff JonesJeff Jones Posts: 1,865 Editor
    Correct. It was discussed and decided a few years ago that all our publications should use the same scoring system (Cycling Plus used to score out of 10, for example). Partly for consistency on BikeRadar, partly because more people seemed to like and relate to scores out of 5. There's also a policy to try not to give half marks unless it's necessary, which seems to be quite often!
    Jeff Jones

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  • Jeff Jones wrote:
    Correct. It was discussed and decided a few years ago that all our publications should use the same scoring system (Cycling Plus used to score out of 10, for example). Partly for consistency on BikeRadar, partly because more people seemed to like and relate to scores out of 5. There's also a policy to try not to give half marks unless it's necessary, which seems to be quite often!

    Thanks for your replies. I can understand the rationale of scoring out of 5, however as Jeff states, half marks are awarded too often. So really, a change your half mark policy should be considered, or mark out of 10.
    Planet X Kaffenback 2
    Giant Trance X2
    Genesis High Latitude 2x10
    Planet X n2a
    Genesis Core 20
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