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Ratings in reviews?

07-22-2011, 01:37 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 137
Ratings in reviews?

Hi,

I was wondering why there are no star ratings in toucharcade reviews? Then on the other hand when a game has a thread in the forum there you can see a "toucharcarde.com rating" (x out of 5) which would indicate the game WAS rated by TA.

But where is the rating in the review itself?

Thanks!
07-22-2011, 10:35 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,711
We do our ratings in a somewhat unconventional manner where we look at all the games released in a particular month, then rate them as how we'd recommend them based on the other games of the month. This results in these monthly roundups: http://toucharcade.com/category/best-iphone-games/

We aim to write our reviews in a way that you don't need a black and white star rating to determine whether or not we liked a game.

07-22-2011, 10:44 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 137
Undrestood. But what about the rating in forums? What is the "toucharcade.com" rating?
07-22-2011, 10:49 AM
#4
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Location: Barcelona
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Quote:
Originally Posted by globalist View Post
Undrestood. But what about the rating in forums? What is the "toucharcade.com" rating?
That shouldn't be appearing for games that haven't been included in the monthly roundup posts yet. If it is, I'll bring it up with one of our developers.
07-22-2011, 12:32 PM
#5
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Posts: 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
That shouldn't be appearing for games that haven't been included in the monthly roundup posts yet. If it is, I'll bring it up with one of our developers.
For instance this one has a TA rating:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=99443
11-18-2011, 02:29 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 137
OK, it appears now all your reviews have ratings as it should be.
11-20-2011, 09:55 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by globalist View Post
OK, it appears now all your reviews have ratings as it should be.
yep. we've changed to real-time ratings. in anticipation of the ta app...

arn
11-20-2011, 10:28 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 137
Just to confirm, are the ratings coming from the reviewer, or from TA members?
11-20-2011, 09:27 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by globalist View Post
Just to confirm, are the ratings coming from the reviewer, or from TA members?
the gold stars at the end of each article is the official toucharcade/reviewer rating.

arn