I Am Confused Why We Have To Use A Round Number To Rate A Movie

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Like many here, I am a movie connoisseur. I like to rate movies according to how I feel about them and I am frustrated that when I want to rate a movie I have to round up or down, as opposed to just rating it how I feel (and if it has to have a second column, so be it!)

I feel this  ruins the rating process a little. Here is a good example. I love the movie Smokey And The Bandit. The overall rating is 6.9. I feel it deserves a number somewhere between 7 and 8. But I  don't like to rate 8 often. On the other hand, I feel 7 is too low for this movie. BUT there is no way this movie is an 8! Eeeek!

So I was forced to rate it 7...but it deserves more. Can someone please explain the policy to me? Thanks
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Brad Twersky

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Posted 7 months ago

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Live it up. Do what the other 60,000,000 million users do. Give it the number rounded up or down that is close. Be good and give it an 8. Splurge. You only live once.
also see this topic

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Peter, Champion

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I'm confused why you would need more than 10 stars on a scale. Most professional media that use star ratings traditionally use 4 or 5 stars, sometimes with the possibility of half stars, which amounts to ten values at most.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I'm confused why someone has not said we need a rating system scale from 1-100 with 1/2 point increments!
Oh and Peter, I have said that same reply a few times and people just don't get the point!
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Vincent Fournols

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An IA will be able to cope with this ratings. It will surely be available soon ;)

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