Ratings: Add extra voting precision

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I strongly believe that the scoring / rating system on imdb should be changed in favor of one that would allow the users to rate at least quarters (for example, 8.25) if not decimals (f.ex, 8.10, 8.90) because i.m.o, there is a huge gap between an 8 and a 9 for example. I don't consider this to be very problematic nor to formalistic, as it would better reflect those movies that are exactly in between (f.ex, not deserving the 9 but way over the 8). It would be great if you guys on imdb would consider this as a viable option for the near future
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SERGIU PETRISOR

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Posted 4 years ago

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You really think you need 1000 levels to rate films? - that is what a format of 9.99 allows. Do you really believe that anyone looking at your votes would understand the difference between a 7.19 and a 7.21? Would you remember what made the difference between the two films.

This has been suggested before - though more often only as half stars.  See https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/rating-idea for a major discussion on this.
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Firstly, thank you for your reply. You should know that my proposal has nothing to do with others looking at my ratings, as this idea came stemmed from a wish of rating system that allows for extra subtleness in grades. I had the general perspective of a system in mind.

Secondly, I may not have made my point as clear as I would have wished. I think a better and more fair of a system would be either:
a. the quarter step format (i.e. 8 - 8.25 - 8.50 - 8.75 - 9) - this one would have 3 additional steps between two major points and I think would be best suited for the imdb platform;
b. the simple decimal steps / the X.Y format (not X.YY!) (i.e. 8 - 8.1 - 8.2 - 8.3 - 8.4 - 8.5 - 8.6 - 8.7 - 8.8 - 8.9 - 9.0). The "8.90" in my previous post was a mistake. I just wanted to point out the simple 8.9 - this one would have 9 additional steps between two major points.

Thirdly, I didn't know it was suggested before, although I searched this and was sure that I couldn't be the only one thinking of this. If I had to choose, I would change the rating system to the quarter step format with no holding back.
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