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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
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.
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.