Ratings System Update

Last updated on 13 years ago
Routh
Routh Posted 13 years ago
Hello everyone,

As of this post, all of the old ratings system data is gone. A new, improved ratings system is taking it's place. The new system is still having some features completed, however you can currently cast votes and remove your votes if you make mistakes. Also the Overall rating will show on the writings.

The help info that explains the new system has not been coded in, nor have the breakdown screens, which will come soon. In the meantime, here is a brief explination:

The new rating system has five parts that you must give an opinion on in order for the system to calculate the overall rating you are giving it. The parts are aimed at getting a true read on what you thought of the writing, as well as helping authors determine where they need to work on their skills or the particular writing itself.

The Sections:

Concept/Plot: Depending on the writing type, give your opinion on the overall plot if it is a story, or the concept of the writing if it is abstract such as a poem. Does it seem to make sense, strike a chord with you or seem a well chosen concept? Did the author stick to the concept or did they change mid-thought?

Flow/Rythm: Depending on the writing type, how did the writing flow? If it's a story, did it have a smooth, easy to follow flow? Did the flow of events make sense? If it's poetry, did the author stick with the syllable flow for that writing type? Did the lines rhyme properly if a rhyming device was used?

Imagery: Did the author use words and descriptions that allowed you to visualize the scenes portrayed in the writing? Did the feelings of the work stir your emotions as you read it?

Vocabulary: Did the author use the same words over and over or did they use a broad vocabulary to get their exact point across? Could better wording be chosen then what they have?

Spelling/Grammar: Were the words spelled correctly? Was proper punctuation and grammar used? Could you easily understand sentances or did you have to re-read lines several times to understand what was meant?


I hope you all enjoy the new system as it is developed over the next few days. Please use this thread for any feedback or problems.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 13 years ago
You overall ratings are now available in your 'Manage Writings' section.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 13 years ago
'Best Rated' writings is now working again!
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
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