How is it possible to have a 5.8 rating with only one review and 4 posts?

csweatc csweatc
I was looking through the reviewer list today while trying to find a friend, and I noticed that there is one reviewer that has a 5.8 rating despite only reviewing one toy and posting on here 4 times. How exactly is this possible? I really don't care about my rating vs. the ratings of others, but this particular find struck me as odd given the amount of time and effort I've put into getting where I've gotten frankly. I'm not posting the name of the person here, because I really don't want people to gang up. I've read the rating FAQ a few times, and they make it seem like there is a really involved metric at work here.... certainly doesn't seem to be the case in the aforementioned case though.
04/06/2011
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I would assume that the one review got a lot of extremely useful ratings
04/06/2011
Ansley Ansley
The user may have had their identity compromised and emailed an Eden staff member to see what could be done about moving their rank to a new account name.

Maybe they've voted on a lot of reviews or have a lot of followers? Or left many comments on reviews and products.

I mean from what I understand, there are several things that are taken into account.

- How active in the forum
- How often they rate reviews/comment on products
- How many people are following them and how many comments/votes are placed on their posts.

It may be the first reason though since a member recently changed their name?
04/06/2011
csweatc csweatc
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Originally posted by Ansley
The user may have had their identity compromised and emailed an Eden staff member to see what could be done about moving their rank to a new account name.



Maybe they've voted on a lot of reviews or have a lot of followers? Or left ... More
Well I changed my name a while ago, and it has no bearing on ratings. Your name just changes, but the reviews you have done remain.
04/06/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.

I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
04/06/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.



I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
Ditto.
04/06/2011
tim1724 tim1724
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.



I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
Very strange. For me it's taken a lot of work for every 0.1 change in rank after 5.4 or so.
04/06/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I have seen this happen a lot. It seems like a first review that does well starts someone out at about a 5.0. After that, depending on their following reviews and activity, it will drop fast or slowly go up. This is what I have observed.
04/06/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
Mine has stayed the smae even though i wrote 4 reviews and hasnt lowered even though I have done a lot less lately.
04/06/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
I am not very concerned about it. I have written many reviews and will continue to do so. If I give things my very best, the only things the ratings do is just a fact of curiosity. I do have one question to pose. What happens when LaUr3n hits the ten? Do we get/give a party in her honor? Does she get a gold watch for her years of service?
04/07/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
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Originally posted by markeagleone
I am not very concerned about it. I have written many reviews and will continue to do so. If I give things my very best, the only things the ratings do is just a fact of curiosity. I do have one question to pose. What happens when LaUr3n hits the ... More
I believe that the way the system works makes it impossible for anyone to reach 10.
04/10/2011
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.



I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
took me forever to get 5.0 and 5.1
04/12/2011
SamsDelight SamsDelight
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Originally posted by mama2007
took me forever to get 5.0 and 5.1
I am with you. I know I have not been on here long but I have tried to be very active. But saying this I am still a 4.7. I try not to take it personally but being an avid gamer I like to see the number go up. Or someone tell me what I am doing wrong.
04/14/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by csweatc
I was looking through the reviewer list today while trying to find a friend, and I noticed that there is one reviewer that has a 5.8 rating despite only reviewing one toy and posting on here 4 times. How exactly is this possible? I really don't ... More
It's definitely possible. I want to say I started at 5.2-5.4 with the first review I published. That number went up by 0.1 with every new review until I hit 6.0, so 5.8 with 4 reviews is doable. Since hitting 6.0, it was a lot slower to my current level in that it took a few reviews to earn each 0.1 rating increase.

And while number of reviews is important in factoring your rank, it is certainly not the only thing. The best way to improve your rank is to be active in all aspects of the community from writing reviews, voting on reviews, posting in the forums, commenting on reviews, etc. Pretty much everything has some contribution. Also, it's your activity level for the past year relative to all others in the community.

Having said that, please stop worrying about your rank or other peoples ranks. Quite honestly, it doesn't mean a whole lot. I have seen "low" ranked reviewers that write amazing reviews. I have also seen the opposite where "high" ranked reviewers put out average reviews at best.
04/14/2011
Howells Howells
I don't know I woke up today and had 5+. I have to say I'm very active maybe that's why. Can the number decrease automatically over time?
04/17/2011
closed account closed account
I want so bad to get to 5.0. I've been at 4.9 for what seems like forever. 5 is important to me because I want to proofread.

and yes, I've seen the same...where things don't seem to add up on some profiles, I stopped paying attention
04/23/2011
Linga Linga
Interesting.. I started out at 5.3 after my first review and have only gone up one point in 5 reviews, plus I'm on EF every single day
04/23/2011
Howells Howells
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Originally posted by Linga
Interesting.. I started out at 5.3 after my first review and have only gone up one point in 5 reviews, plus I'm on EF every single day
Insterestingly slow But good takes time. My mentor says they are not really accepting new proofread people, and if they would you'd need 5.5.
04/23/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Howells
I don't know I woke up today and had 5+. I have to say I'm very active maybe that's why. Can the number decrease automatically over time?
Yes, your rating can drop if you're not so active.
04/23/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.



I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
Same here. I have been seeing more frequently in the past few weeks.
04/23/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.



I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
I've seen quite a few profiles which had 5.8+ ratings and their only reviews or comments were inexpensive beginner toys. Obviously I was curious so I read their reviews, wondering if they were just exceptional quality, however to the contrary, the reviews were horrible and so were their quality. Although these people have such high ratings, their accounts also seemed inactive- last comments or reviews were more than a few months back.
04/27/2011
GoneBabyGone GoneBabyGone
That does seem really odd. But I'm kind of agreeing with everyone else here. It could be a combination of things.
12/06/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Interesting. I found four such contributors, all but one have very few follows/followers and minimal post to the forum.



I have no clue how this could be. Seems like it took me forever to get to 5.8.
Yeah same here. People are just lucky I guess.
12/06/2011
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Eh, I think the ranking system might be a little broken. When my roommate joined, she had a higher ranking than I did, even though I had 13 reviews posted, all but 3 of which were rated "extremely useful" and I was extremely active in the forums/commenting on reviews/had quite a number of followers/etc. She posted one review that got a "useful" rating, and she was at 5.4, which was the same as my ranking after all that effort. I start out at 4.5 and my rank has gone up steadily by .1 for ever 2-3 reviews I write.

I've also noticed the inactive profiles with only a few reviews, a few comments, and a 5.8 ranking. The system is definitely broken. I wouldn't care, honestly, but I would like to be able to proofread, and be a mentor, since I think I could do a really good job, and those things depend on ranking.
12/14/2011
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by csweatc
I was looking through the reviewer list today while trying to find a friend, and I noticed that there is one reviewer that has a 5.8 rating despite only reviewing one toy and posting on here 4 times. How exactly is this possible? I really don't ... More
that is weird, i have no idea. I have done 5 - 6 reviews lately and 54 or so total and within 2 wk period or so i have gone from a 6.0 - 6.2 rank because my reviews get better ratings with each one i write i guess is the reason. but only 1 review? that's iffy
12/15/2011
Nazaress Nazaress
I started out with a 5.1 when I submitted my first review. This is likely due to the fact that it received all "extremely useful" votes (I'm up to 14 now) until recently when it also received a "useful" vote. I went up .1 sometime during the voting for this one. I also have a good bit of followers (at least to me, since I have 12) and I'm fairly active in the community; At least, I post in a few discussions daily and might post one myself. I submitted one other review which so far has five "extremely useful" votes and nothing else but I have not gone up in rank since. I'm not complaining, though.
12/15/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I keep stalking my rank on the contributor list here, trying to get from 5.4 to 5.5 before my next assignment. Right now, the 5.5 rank starts on page 21. Over the past few days, I've gone from page 29 to page 27, and it seems to be that rating and commenting on reviews is gradually moving me up. As far as I can see, there doesn't seem to be much correlation between who is near me in the rankings and how many reviews they've done. So I pretty much just work on my own rank and don't worry about it. If people are inactive, then their rank doesn't really matter much, does it?

I have a review in progress now, for the Tantus O2 Mark, and I'm hoping it will push me over the top. I have a lot to say about it and lots of photos, but I need to *ahem* spend a little more quality time with Mark before I'm ready to hit publish.
12/16/2011
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Ah thats crazy. I've been posting more and rating/commenting I just can't seem to raise my rate from 4.4 i've been on every day for awhile. I'm about to post my next review once its aproved by my mentor hopefully it will go up!
12/16/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
There are a lot of things as mentioned before that affect someone's rating, like how useful the review was and the number of comments as well. Plus, if their post was a new discussion and that a LOT of people responded, it will also reflect on the overall rating.

You can get a breakdown of what can influence the rating here and you'll see it's a lot more than reviews and posts.

Might help understand how two contributors have the same rating without having the same experience.

Cheers!
12/16/2011
fredacarl fredacarl
no clue
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