Ratings: Allow votes on 10th scale.

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For example rating a movie an 8.4 instead of having to choose between 8 and 9.
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Mike Howard

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Posted 4 years ago

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This has been raised many times before, and the reaction of some of us is that most professionals rate withing a 4 to 10 point scale, but you are asking for a 100 point scale.

This was discussed at length in the thread https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/rating-idea

IMDb's position is that it is "Not Planned".
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What if it were only included in personal lists or something. 

I have a top 10 movies list for example that i would like to be bale to more precisely rate titles on instead of having a group of 8's and a group of 7's. 
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There is a description field available in the lists, and you could use this to record your personal rating. Unfortunately, the field is only visible in the Detailed view, and not in Grid or Compact views. Also, I believe this field is unique to the record, so if you enter the Title in another list, you would need to re-enter the rating. (I believe it will be carried over if you copy or move the record from one list to another.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Half point votes need to be implemented, no matter what..

In the last years many people asked IMDB to implement hafl point or decimal point votes. While I found decimal votes too much, I absolutely feel half point votes are almost a necessity. 

You can argue all day but all the cons IMDB expressed on the matter were always pretty irrelevant and borderline preposterous.

I can't possibly tell how many times I found myself thinking "well, 7 is too low for this movie, but 8 is definitely too much" and I didn't have half point votes to pinpoint my exact rating idea of that movie. Last time it happend? 10 minutes ago. I mean come on.
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I don't think it would invalidate or "wipe out" anything... you can leave all older votes, and I think the arithmetic mean of every movie as it is today would be very very close to the one obtained with half points voting system.

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Out of 250,000,000 visitors per month only a very small fraction uses the rating system or it's even signed up, so I don't think it's a good example to begin with. 

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and yes, I can change my mind if we discuss, not if someone dismisses my ideas regardless of their substance and, with that attitude, tells me to go on another site. It's like the ABC of democracy...
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Sure it would wipe out old votes. If I'd have given a film 7.5 but had no option, and chose 7, then the scale changed, that vote is now wrong.

The 250 Million visitor comment was not an example of anything. You implied a lot of people want mkre steps....relative to the actual number of visitors, it's not many.
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Yes but someone else could've voted it 8 instead of 7, so it would even out in the end. The mean would stay virtually the same, statistically.
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So it's okay if all the votes are now wrong because there's a possibility they even out?

Wow....your plan just keeps sounding better and better!

Good luck selling 'em on this one!
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How the votes would be "wrong"? What is "wrong"? It would just be a less precise voting system integrated (and not "wiped out") with one more precise and that makes more sense... And there's not a "possibility", it's called statistic and it's actually a science...
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I'm happy IMDb has the 10 point scale instead of a 5 point scale like most other movie sites. I wish more sites would move to a 10 point scale. If IMDb in the future gives us the ability to import movies from other sites or export movies to other sites, it would be great if all of them had a 10 point scale to make ratings easier to import or export.

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