Ratings: Allow more precise voting

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Me and my friends recently use IMDB a lot to rate. But we think it would be great if you were allowed to rate More precisely. Because you can find an episode great but is it worth a 10? is it that good? but when you give a 9 you are like mhh this is better.  I'ts just that the difference between two numbers can be very big.

So me and my friends would like to suggest if it is possible to give ratings like 9.4 , 4.5 , 8.6, ...

Thanks for reading.
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I agree completely.  I have reached the point of feeling stymied because of having to move a full point when my mind is saying .6 towards the next whole number.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change the current rating system.

Hello guys!
So here's the thing.. You've probably heard this before but I felt like I just had to say it.. again.. YOU GUYS (IMDb) MUST CHANGE THE RATING SYSTEM TO A MORE DETAILED ONE WITH COMMA! I mean it's just so difficult to explain to people that I haven't rated some movies the same, you have to find the differences in ratings between movies, and you can't do that with the current rating system. So I am eagerly trying to figure out a way to differentiate the ratings of my viewed movies, but it's just impossible. I therefore encourage you guys to change the rating system. Please. On behalf of every other IMDB member, change it. Please. Thank you. Kind regards.
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Speak for yourself... I think the current system works fine.
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But how are you then able to make difference between two movies you've rated the same? For instance if I'd ask you how you could possibly value (rate) the Godfather the same as Matrix, what would your answer be? The ratings on IMDb shows a lot about the movie, not always correct but most often. The ratings you're giving with a "comma rating system" are more accurate and shows a more detailed valuation of the movie. It's more precisely and gives an intuition of your rating.
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We really need ratings to 1 decimal place in the same way that IMDb ratings are. I have created a public list of all my DVDs and end up with loads of 8s. Of these I'd love to rank these 8.0 to 8.9 whch would then order correctly in my 'Your Rating" order ( which unfortunately lists worst to best by default).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please consider adding ".5" options to your rating system..

TO IMDB TEAM: Please consider adding ".5" options to your rating system. For example, giving the users the ability to rate a movie 7.5 rather than just 7 or 8. I believe it will help overall movie rating be more accurate and for those of us who take pleasure in rating these movies seriously and critically, it will allow us to more accurately differentiate one movie from another. Thanks for you consideration!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rating in a more precise way.

As it has always been, IMDb only let us register our rates with integer numbers (5, 6, 7, 8, etc). Well, most films I watch are already rated from 6 to 8 and I usually rate them from 4 thru 10. Most frequently with 6, 7 or 8. You see? One could say that I have only 3 possible rates to express my feeling about a movie. That's far from enough! e.g.: Too often I find that a film is better 6 but don't really deserves a 7. That also makes difference when one is browsing some user's Ratings List, searching for good stuff to watch. I thing I should be able to rate, let's say, [6.7], [6.4], [7.3]...
Thanks for reading.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rating Idea.

I Think That The User Should Be Able To Gove Ratings In Terms Of Points Like The Official Ratings Of The IMDb. As In '6.6' or '8.9' or Something Like This Instead Of Just '8.0' or '6.0' . It Would Better Because We Would Be Able To Give Exactly The Type Of Rating That We Wanna Give To Any Title.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Create half point rating options.

Sometimes I would like to rate a movie with .5’s. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5 etc. like I just watched the Italian job and it’s better than a seven but not quite an 8.
Anyone else feel the same??
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I think we all have this struggle to rate a movie...

And yeah I agree that Imdb needs to introduce a new rating system in "0.5 "
But I understand that is possibly complicated to Imdb introduce that.
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In my case, it's not just "0,5" but rather "0,1-9". With a lot more detailed voting system for anyone to clarify, in a more specified form, their exact ratings.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Scale the ratings to utilise the full 1 to 10 range.

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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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Make the user rating out of 100.

I am constantly stuck with how to rate a movie that is too good for an 8 but isn’t good enough for a 9. Please help me out.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Add extra precision.

I would like to see the rating system refined to tenths of a point for the rater since the total rating for the movies are averaged to the tenth of a point.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Introduce Decimal Point System.

When we choose our ratings, we're basing them on a 10-point system overall.

I would prefer a 10-point system for default reviews with an optional 100-point system when rating TV episodes for shows (6.9, 7.1, etc.) or for users with a more-defined review style.

I see my 6 & 7's for TV episodes match up with my 6 & 7 film ratings, and personally I'm basing these ratings on different factors. TV Rating 6 for me is just a 'slightly better than watchable".7 for me is a good TV episode, 8 is great.

Films gain or lose points based on fewer factors due to the lack of runtime, bad casting, directing, photography, etc. These reviews are based on single films and not ongoing series and may not be subject to as many fluctuating ratings.

For me, a TV show will have "up & down" episodes, some are well written and others are just filler for a season. When I rate these episodes with a solid number of 8, they appear alongside classic movies that may have faced a rating drop solely based on bad directing/cast, etc. 

My idea leads me to wanting either a more developed rating system being able to rate in the decimals or a separate color of rating system for TV programs.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Point 5 ratings.

I rate films frequently, but I wish I could use a point 5 system, for example, be able to rate films as 6.5/10 or 7.5/10 etc, because I am a very precise rater, does anyone else feel this would be a good idea? Also, to introduce 0 and 0.5 as lower possibilities than 1.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Add more precision.

Does there a script or addon exist that allows a more precise rating?

I know from another tv database (anidb) that has a userscript that allows not only rating like 7.6 but even 7.89, while they normally also only have 6, 7, 8 etc.
The database itself however doesn't consider such rating and interprets them as 6, 7, 8 (e.g. 7.88 would be considered an 8... or 7, I don't know which way, doesn't matter to me anyway). But whatever, for the user itself it's a great improvement to distinguish between that movie he rated 7 and this movie he rated 7 and the other movie he rated 7.

So I wonder whether something like this exists already for IMDb? There are so many scripts out there, there has to be something like this, even if it's only for the personal use and overview.

If someone knows anything pls share it with me.
IMDb themselves probably won't ever implement something like that.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Support extra voting precision.

I'd prefer to vote with decimal as 7.3 instead of integer as 7. I think it'd make voting more fair and meaningful. I have to vote in current system to two movies with the same rank 7 which i think one is worth 7.5 and the other is 7.

Please do inform with the current system's logic, thank you
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Add extra voting precision.

I strongly believe that the scoring / rating system on imdb should be changed in favor of one that would allow the users to rate at least quarters (for example, 8.25) if not decimals (f.ex, 8.10, 8.90) because i.m.o, there is a huge gap between an 8 and a 9 for example. I don't consider this to be very problematic nor to formalistic, as it would better reflect those movies that are exactly in between (f.ex, not deserving the 9 but way over the 8). It would be great if you guys on imdb would consider this as a viable option for the near future
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Allow voting in .5 increments.

Would it be nice to be able to use half numbers in the rating of the movies? (7.5... 8.5...)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Allow votes on 10th scale..

For example rating a movie an 8.4 instead of having to choose between 8 and 9.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Revise the rating system.

I would like to request the addition of half stars to the rating system. I realise there are already posts about this, but I feel none of these really reflected what I would like. There are far too many times in my ratings that I find a title that is worthy of more than a 7, but not quite an 8. I think being able to rate it with 7.5 will solve this issue perfectly. In my research of other posts on this topic I have come across a number of arguments against this idea. Here is my rebuttal:

1. "It will give too many options."
Yes, there will be 20 options instead of 10. However, is 20 too many? I think 20 may be the most you would want to have. Any more and it will get too complicated. But 20 in itself is not too many. Also, I think it is different to give something a 7.5/10 for example, than it is to give something a 15/20. I think a 7.5 represents more of 7 that is better than an average 7, or even a title that is almost worthy of an 8 but not quite. Thus it isn't just another point smack bang in the middle of 7 and 8, but a point that doesn't fit one nor the other.

2. "I will have to re-rate all my titles."
If you really don't want to re-rate your titles, then don't. Personally, I find it quite fun to go through and revise my ratings, but I can understand that not everyone would find it fun and they don't have to. If you feel like you want to make your ratings more accurate but don't want to go through your ratings list, you can just do it gradually as you think of it or as you come across it. It's not the end of the world if your ratings aren't as accurate as possible. I'm sure that right now I have ratings that probably aren't exactly right. I may have something rated 6 that I probably liked more than I thought I did. But I'm not going to get worked up about it. I'll just fix whenever I think about it.

3. "It will make the IMDb user rating less accurate if some people have rated using whole stars and others with half-stars."
The IMDb user rating gives a good indication of whether people have liked a title, but it is definitely not accurate. How could it be? How can you define accurate when your using everyone's rating?
First of all, everyone's rating is just an opinion. One person may have hated a film and thus given it a 1. Another may have loved it and given it a 10. Are either of these ratings wrong? Of course not. I'm not sure of IMDb's algorithm but if these were the only two people to rate this film, the average that is shown on the site would probably be 5. Is this a wrong rating? No. Does it accurately represent whether a film is good or bad? Well, the person viewing this rating is going to have a completely different opinion again. They may see this rating of 5 and assume it is an average movie. But when they watch it they may actually love it, or utterly hate it, or actually think it deserves a 5.
Secondly, everyone's rating system is different. I for one have a system where each number kind of means a different thing, but for someone else, the numbers may mean something entirely different. Others (to go to the extreme) may only use 1 and 10 if they either liked something or didn't like it.
The point is, when you rate something, it is really only for yourself. Your rating my slightly affect the user rating on IMDb, but that is not going to affect someone else's view on the title.

So for those of us who would like to be able to give titles half-stars (and I'm sure there are plenty), we would most definitely appreciate this addition. For those that don't want it, ask yourself why you don't want it and really think about whether that is actually going to affect your own ratings. If you really don't want to use the half-star rating system, well, no one's forcing you to.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDb Rating.

Would you guys agree that it is important to add a “0.5” on the scale of ratings? For example; you can rate a good movie with 8.5/10 not just 8/10 or 9/10..
there should be something in the middle.
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I think that one decimal point should be available as in 8.0 to 8.9.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why can’t I rate films in intervals of .5?.

COUNTLESS films are in between a whole number in rating. So many films I’ve seen are 8.5 (for example) and I simply can’t justify an 8 OR 9. Bring in decimals on the rating thing. At least .5 intervals.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I Am Confused Why We Have To Use A Round Number To Rate A Movie.

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