IMDB should allow for half stars when rating. Sometimes I really want to rate a movie a 7.5 or 8.5!

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Ayanna Jackson

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David Jarvis

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I agree and I made a thread saying the same. Point 5 ratings (as well as being able to rate a film zero) are a must
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Candace Maggie

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I agree. I feel like the reviews shouldn't have to be 10 lines either. Some people don't have that much to say about movies sometimes.
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Jo Westacott

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Whilst I understand where you are coming from - so often I would love to do a half star in the 10 star rating system.  And just because IMDB system is twice as good as Netflix, it does 't mean it cannot be improved on.


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change the Rating of a Movie with at least a 1/2 star. A FULL STAR and a 1/2 STAR....

Rating A Movie Change
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I support this idea, and hope they put it in effect one day.
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Deleauvive .

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I do support .5 star adjusted ratings too, for what it's worth.
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I was going to suggest the same thing and I realized that I was not alone. I definitely support your idea! Sometimes it is very hard to decide between 7 or 8, and the movie is exactly a 7.5 for me.

If they allow us to use the half points, it will also bring dynamism to the lists, such as 'Top Rated Movies'.
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Patric Schielke

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I also often face this problem. I want to give the moving a rating of 7.5 for example, now I am forced to give it either a 7 or an 8. 8 seems too much and 7 would be to bad. Most of the times I go for the higher rating. In my example I saw that the average rating of the movie was really a 7.5 :-) (Beverly HIlls Cop (1984)).
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And if you get a 7.5 rating will you think that is too high or maybe not high enough and want a 7.25 rating and a 7.75 rating as well?
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People like you are insufferable. You took what he said and just asserted he would want more. Why? Those are your words. How would it affect you if they added more ratings? You're rating options are still present. 
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Hey! Name another rating system that uses a 1-10 rating?
Please show me one Rupe?
Please tell me how many sites use a 1-5 Star rating.
I'll tell you the answer on part 2.................A LOT!
So how about answering question #1
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Please look at these charts the 1-100 systems used by the two sites that use them basically there is a lack of coherent numbers. Why? Who knows.
But the 5 star and the 1-10 that is used by imdb have an explainable curve.
1/2 numbers would be a novelty and ruin the rating system. people would use the 1/2 number which essentially negates what it really is. Is it a 7? Or is it an 8? 7 1/2 is an and/or conundrum. you would really need a 7 1/4 or  a 7 3/4!!!!
So the 1-5 and 1-10 systems are more accurate. More choices is less accurate.
Again look at these charts for the ratings of the same movies over a sample period and you'll see why...

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Just found this :
 
deloudelouvain
IMDb member since February 2015
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur58525162/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur58525162/reviews - 1,469 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur58525162/ratings - 2,258 titles
 
You could describe my ratings as following:
-10 stars: Excellent! I could watch it over and over again.
 
9 stars: Almost perfect. I really enjoyed this one.
 
8 stars: It's really good. I would recommend everything from 8+ stars.
 
7 stars: Good. I would watch it again in the future if I had to.
 
6 stars: It's not bad but I won't watch it again.
 
5 stars: Just average, really nothing special.
 
4 stars: Below average, a waste of time.
 
3 stars: Mediocre. They made an effort but they should give it up.
 
2 stars: It's really bad but I saw worse and that's not a compliment.
 
1 star: Absolute garbage! I wished I never saw it and I want to sue the director to have wasted my time. A refund is not enough, I want compensation.
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AGREED!
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Nick Burfle

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I'll respectfully vote "no."  I find it difficult to be internally consistent with my own ratings even with 10 choices,  my brain would melt if I tried to fine tune them further.  But I could stick to integers even if halfs are added, so I'll wish you good luck!
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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No category here too.........
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Editing for Rating style.

I have an idea I think its important to this site, I suggest to you to make the rating of the user for each half star not increase for each star, for example if i want to rate any movie or series 7.5/10  i can give it 7.5/10 instead of 8/10 or 7/10 to make the rating has more accuracy
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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See........You have been merged into an old topic.
This is never happening
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This, seems to me, a silly idea. Seriously, you have 10 ratings. Why expand it to 20 ratings. Can you say what the difference in a film would be between 7.5, 8 and 8.5?
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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I made those same comments. But after merging they were lost.
IMDb already is at a half rating system. Everybody else is on the 5Star system.
An IMDb vote of 7 IS A 3 1/2 Star rating!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled WHY IS IT NOT POSSIBLE TO RATE MOVIES/SERIES AT 0,5 POINTS? (Instead of only whol....
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In fact, I prefer to rate movies to the hundredth

As you can see here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097591715/

Which for now can allow me a different rating for each film I have seen, the main reason is that there is no film that is equally good as another, each film is different.