The review scores confusion: SOLVED

Reviews are not a fine art, so I’m not going to introduce today’s entry with a claim otherwise. They’re sometimes eloquent, they sometimes are as ham-fisted as Hammy the Fist but they all serve one purpose. I like them, I like reading them and I like disagreeing with them more than agreeing with them. That’s pretty simple. Then someone has to go and put bloody scores on things.

It’s one to a hundred, or one to ten, or one to five in general – there are other, rogue, scoring systems but they’re far too off the rails for people to take notice. And it doesn’t seem like anyone in the world understands them. Myself included. And it leads to all manner of thrilling debate on whether or not a certain score means a certain thing. Even on Amazon, where I just read a reader review comment on something that stated “Why only four stars? Because nothing is perfect…”

So according to that person, the only reason something could ever get a five on Amazon is if it were literally perfect. If it were the best thing that had ever existed. I smell some bullshit in that logic. As such I will now re-educate on scoring systems so you all know what each number at the end of a review means:

1/10, 1-10%, 1/5: Not perfect

2/10, 11-20%, 1/5: Not perfect

3/10, 21-30%, 2/5: Not perfect

4/10, 31-40%, 2/5: Not perfect

5/10, 41-50%, 3/5: Not perfect

6/10, 51-60%, 3/5: Not perfect

7/10, 61-70%, 4/5: Not perfect

8/10, 71-80%, 4/5: Not perfect

9/10, 81-90%, 5/5: Not perfect

10/10, 91-100%, 5/5: Not perfect

Hope that clears it up for you.


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