Rating method is crap and useless

Lord Flasheart

Legendary member
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It would probably be better if the ratings were decided by a panel or t2win. They could look at our opinions and score from that.
That could also apply to the repping system like we used to have. However, how would you judge someone like Black Swan, a very knowledgable guy who passed on good info from time to time, but couldnt trade and was in a complete fantasy world of self importance. Many beleived for a long time he was credible and would help them with their trading. so easy to influence newbies.
 

mike.

Senior member
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from a newbie perspective, I never look at, have little interest in thread star ratings.

The quality threads come from the quality posters themselves irrelevant of the topic, When they all get together and have many different views on a subject you get some good reading, sometime's it includes the lulz which can be a very entertaining, The problem is, threads often get spoilt by the odd wind up merchant which leads to personal attack's, then get's pulled.

I press on new posts link at the top and will read what posters like Hare, c.v, flash, lee, pete, shakone, atilla, timsk, and random, just to mention a few, have posted, Its these guys that make the thread's worth reading.
 

15 min tlb

Senior member
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It would probably be better if the ratings were decided by a panel or t2win. They could look at our opinions and score from that.
That could also apply to the repping system like we used to have. However, how would you judge someone like Black Swan, a very knowledgable guy who passed on good info from time to time, but couldnt trade and was in a complete fantasy world of self importance. Many beleived for a long time he was credible and would help them with their trading. so easy to influence newbies.

B S knew something about good trading , and some of his posts are very good.
 

tar

Legendary member
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Some forums have a dislike button side by side with the like button , it would be interesting if we have it here :cheesy:
 
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member275544

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I press on new posts link at the top and will read what posters like Hare, c.v, flash, lee, pete, shakone, atilla, timsk, and random, just to mention a few, have posted, Its these guys that make the thread's worth reading.

not 15 mintlb then no?:LOL:
 

timsk

Legendary member
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Hi 15 min tlb,
One or two of your stick threads are not that good , but they still get 5 stars
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating here . . .

Stickies that I've written are based on T2W content. If you don't think they're good - that's fine - you're entitled to your view. However, the only way to make them better is if members take the time to say precisely what's wrong with them and how they may be improved. They aren't set in stone. On the contrary, they're intended to be dynamic documents that can evolve as the views and ideas members have about he markets and how to trade them evolve over time. The same principle applies to the Trading FAQs.

......because most of you want new traders to look at 5 star threads.
I don't know who you're referring to here but, if this comment is directed at me - then I can assure you that I want no such thing! I repeat, you are quite correct in your assertion that the star rating system is useless and I am keen to see it overhauled or scrapped altogether.

There are some good content threads, but not all of them deserve 5 star ratings.
What can I say - we live in an imperfect world. Some great songs never get into the charts whilst some seriously bad ones make it to No1. That's life!
Tim.
 

the hare

Senior member
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One or two of your stick threads are not that good , but they still get 5 stars......because most of you want new traders to look at 5 star threads.There are some good content threads , but not all of them deserve 5 star ratings.There is room for improvement.

If a thread is a sticky, then t2w made it that way. Just because something's a sticky shouldn't imply that the content is of a particularly high quality. There's certain information that just needs not to get lost, site rules and guidelines etc. if these threads get 5 stars its usually because people are expressing their thanks to the people who took the time to write this stuff.

Do t2w really want people to read the 5 star threads ? I suspect there's a range of opinions depending on who you ask. You talk as if all 5 star threads are the same. You have genuine 5 star threads that are judged as such by long standing members for the contribution the thread has made over time. We have 5 star threads manipulated by vendors, we have 5 star threads simply because the threads become a car crash, and I suspect t2w doesn't want anyone reading them. We have 5 star threads filled with total garbage that appears plausible to the uninitiated.

No one has a clue how they are supposed to vote and use the system anyway !

Is a one star thread supposed to indicate content is below average ? Or does the star imply that the thread is better than average, and worthy of some sort of special recognition ? How is it supposed to work, is anyone told ? or do users have their own interpretation. When is the thread supposed to be judged, as soon as it starts ? After x months when there's a decent sample of posts.

As Tim has pointed out, there are 5 star threads with one vote, and only a handful of posts. theres probably one or two by spammers advertising Viagra that slipped through the moderators net.

The quality of posts is another issue altogether. What happens if quality suddenly improves drastically ? The 5 star post of last year doesn't even warrant a single star on the basis of the improved post quality. The star system is presumably just there to highlight stuff that people think should be brought to the attention of others.

The easy option of course is to delete the thing and forget about it, but maybe there could be benefits if this was done correctly,

Take my posts for example, there are 3 or 4 people here who see the value, and 3 or 4 who have expressed the opinion that they are fertilizer, destroying the site. That's a pretty extreme range of views isn't it ? I suspect that the majority don't have any opinion one way or the other.

When I rate a thread as 5 star, that's saying to 3 or 4 people that I've seen something of real value and quality, its saying to 3 or 4 other people that the thread contains complete garbage and would probably be best off deleted. My vote means different things to different people.

If certain members judge something to be good, then I know its going to be good. If other members rate something as terrible, I know its probably containing absolute gold. That's the problem isn't it, statistically well end up with a dull boring average grey sludge combined from potentially interesting data.

It needs more of a social media style approach. There are a handful of members whose recommendations and likes I'd probably want to check out, and a handful that I'd follow just for the lulz that heir posts generally provide.

People keep asking for this stuff for a reason, but until its available out of a box for the price of a round of drinks, its unlikely to happen.
 

15 min tlb

Senior member
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I dont understand why either anyone cares about thread rating.....there are better things in life to do than that

If you post anything , the wind up merchants (vendors) come and down rate your thread , there is a load negative truth about the trading industry vendors in the thread .

The Vendors don't want others to know the truth about themselves , otherwise why do they rate a thread 1 star?They are trying to manipulate discussions with their own views and detracting other useful contributors .

In a traders only forum , this would not happen , and traders would voice their views and others would agree with the truth.
 

15 min tlb

Senior member
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not 15 mintlb then no?:LOL:

Have I been anti-vendor and what has he been trying to peddle , behind that internet handle ?

There is no art to see the handle's construction from it's name , except p-lab
 
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member275544

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Have I been anti-vendor and what has he been trying to peddle , behind that internet handle ?

There is no art to see the handle's construction from it's name , except p-lab

you are talking about yourself in the third person.."have I been anti-vendor" "what has he been trying to peddle" and what internet handle..what are you on about?
You are one confused individual aren't you..paranoid schizophrenic if you ask me
 

BeginnerJoe

Senior member
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If you post anything , the wind up merchants (vendors) come and down rate your thread , there is a load negative truth about the trading industry vendors in the thread .

That's paranoia I think. Why do you think vendors are targeting you ? Can you actually see who gave you the 1 star's ? Sometimes people might just do it to provoke you because they know they will succeed. Although I am always provocative, I can honestly say I have never voted on your threads once - it's something to do with being too much work, you know ?
 
 
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