Ratings: Scale the ratings to utilise the full 1 to 10 range

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What do people think of the idea of scaling the ratings to utilise the full 1 to 10 spectrum?  Whether it's because people are nice, or because you are more likely to bother to rate a film that you like, almost all ratings are over 5.0.  Even the 100th worst rated movie in the entire database has a 4.1.  Exams are scaled so the average score is 50%, which makes the result more meaningful.  Or course TV would have to be scaled separately because TV shows are even more highly rated than movies.  IMDb is such a valuable data source, because there is nowhere else in the world where so many people contribute to rate the quality of a film.  This data would be more valuable if it was weighted correctly so the average rating is 5.0.

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Posted 10 months ago

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I'm not certain that it is a good idea, but it does beg the question of how do we find out what the median rating is. For that matter, which movies are in within fifty movies of the median-rated movie?
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