Melbu Frahma Posted June 20, 2012 Report Share Posted June 20, 2012 doesn't it seem reasonable that the consensus for the best track would reach a vote higher than 4? .... Myself, I gave out quite a lot of 4's and reserved a few 5's for what I felt were the best tracks. Well, I didn't get my voting done on time - think I was short by the last ten tracks - so my votes didn't really affect the outcome, but I basically translated my votes onto something of an A-F American-style grading scale, where 1 = F = Failed to meet any of the voting criteria 2 = D = Managed to meet some of the criteria 3 = C = Met all of the criteria well enough to count 4 = B = Exceeded what was asked for on some of the criteria 5 = A = Exceeded what was asked for on all of the criteria So when I did my voting, almost everything I voted on was either a 2, 3, or - if I felt it was really good - a 4. Even some tracks I really enjoyed - as in, wouldn't mind putting on some of my playlists - only got 3s or 4s, because I was trying to be as objective as I could be; they didn't transform the source far enough, or transformed it too far from the original, or something else was too off for it to be worth a 5. I think I ended up only giving two 5's and a single 1. Meaning that, to me, a 3.7ish (think that's what you said the top score was, a while back) top score actually isn't really all that bad; it indicates that more than half of the people thought the track was exceeding what was asked of it. Then again, you have no way of knowing exactly what everyone's scale was. Yeah, it's slightly subjective, but that's the nature of public/democratic votes; no matter how well you try to regulate objectivity, there's still going to be a subjective element in the process. And as long as that was applied equally across the board by each individual - i.e. so long as Hardass A was equally hard on all tracks, and Easygoer B was equally generous with points on all tracks - it doesn't really matter, because it balances out. That's just my thoughts, though. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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