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Subject: We Need a Better Rating System

Written By: zenarcade on 11/30/03 at 12:09 a.m.

8)Anyone else here think there should be more categories to rate a parody other than:  pacing, how funny, and overall?
At the very least there should be a rating for creativity.  So my idea is this:  rate the pacing, funniness, and creativity, and the overall should be automatically determined.  Raters should also be able to skip a category (for instance if a parody isn't meant to be funny)
   Of course another problem is point of view.  If the rater disagrees with the point of view they give low ratings (hence the 1 guy), but I guess there's no remedy for that.  Another category could be worldliness: how up on the subject the author seems to be.  Any other ideas?

Subject: Re: We Need a Better Rating System

Written By: wdh on 11/30/03 at 12:58 a.m.

Well, the rating system is certainly flawed, with the ones guy out there. I like the idea of skipping categories- I know many people don't vote because they haven't heard the original, and can't do the pacing.

Subject: Re: We Need a Better Rating System

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/03 at 01:06 p.m.

Pacing is an integral part of a parody.

I think instead of "how funny" it should be an "impact" vote, as in "how did this parody affect you?"

You could conceivably force people to leave a comment with their vote, but that would decrease the number of people who'd want to vote because it's not a snap-snap process anymore.