Request: SC users score

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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by PeterJ » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:41 am

Ivanzx wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:17 am
I know I am being a bit picky, but...could we get scores from 0 to 10? They are more accurates than 0 to 5 ;)

Thanks a lot, Peter :)
Hi. I will look at the code.
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by PeterJ » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Try it now @Ivanzx

I had to delete all the previous scores, but it should now allow between 1 and 10.
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by Ivanzx » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:44 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Try it now @Ivanzx

I had to delete all the previous scores, but it should now allow between 1 and 10.
Seems to work, thanks!

Where the vote will take place when we want to rate one game? In the entry in the SC database? :)
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by hikoki » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:51 pm

What about Weighted averages?
https://everydaycalculation.com/weighted-average.php
A number of grading categories like Planetasinclair blog (graphics,fun,music,replayability, originality)
Voters would choose value and weight for each category. For example some early games have poor sound but they are very fun, so a voter could set Music's weight lower than Fun).
This could also allow to search for games with a high rated category in particular, for example games with good Music.
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by PeterJ » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:53 pm

hikoki wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:51 pm
What about Weighted averages?
https://everydaycalculation.com/weighted-average.php
A number of grading categories like Planetasinclair blog (graphics,fun,music,replayability, originality)
Voters would choose value and weight for each category. For example some early games have poor sound but they are very fun, so Music's weight could be st lower than Fun).
This could also allow to search for games with a high rated category in particular, for example games with good music.
You just have to go and overcomplicate things @hikoki :)
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by PeterJ » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:54 pm

Ivanzx wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:44 pm
PeterJ wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Try it now @Ivanzx

I had to delete all the previous scores, but it should now allow between 1 and 10.
Seems to work, thanks!

Where the vote will take place when we want to rate one game? In the entry in the SC database? :)
That's the plan
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by druellan » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 pm

The score is also handy for many tricks. I maintain a Telegram bot that can pick a random game from the database. The idea was to recommend only games with a WOS score > 3, but that could leave a lot of (wonderful) modern games out of the list just because they don't have any WOS score. A SC score system can solve that ;)
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by Alessandro » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:52 am

To be honest I am not a fan of users' score, on WOS there have been cases of plain abuses of it, with people indiscriminately giving 1's or 10's just to make the average score go down or up.

I believe it would be better to link each game to the Spectrum 2.0 database, so that everybody can have a say about it, thus allowing different views to coexist without the risk of "piloting" the overall score.
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by Vampyre » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:41 am

I like the idea of SC having it's own independent scoring system but I agree with Alessandro that it would also be nice to have the Spectrum 2.0 scores alongside. Forget the WOS scores, they're hopelessly out of date and the anonymity made them open to abuse (at least I think they were anonymous?).

May I also put into the mix the ZXSR Overall scores for each title by magazine? I think it would be quite cool to see how they were rated back in the day compared to now. The beauty of the ZXSR scores is that they're never going to change, unless more reviews for the titles are added (which is ongoing), so I could provide an extract that can be dumped into ZXDB or provide an API method. Personally I think the extract route is better - should anything happen to ZXSR, for instance. Also, being as they'd already be in ZXDB everyone would have access to them.
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Re: Request: SC users score

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:23 am

That's a good suggestion @Vampyre and relatively straightforward to implement. Let me speak with @Einar Saukas
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