Category Archives: ratings


“Our job is to show members those reviews, and not show reviews that we deem to not be appropriate or a high enough level of quality.”  (Source: GR Review Guidelines.) Well, I’m totally fucked. The end.  

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forgiveness in ratings

In the last post about how much technical quality matters, a couple of people touched on the idea of ‘forgiveness’ in relation to reading and gave a few examples of the types of things they would be willing to set … Continue reading

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quality in ratings

In their comments to my post about the whole 5-star thing, Eva and Rhi Etzweiler talked about ratings being based on reading experience and went on to outline what they meant.This really interested me because I didn’t think I’d really differentiated between my … Continue reading

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ratings ok, ratings meh

The other day Jen totally horned in on my ratings series with her post about ‘the dreaded three stars’.  This included a discussion about what 3 stars actually means to readers and authors.Besides the fact that Jen is clearly a stealer, … Continue reading

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ratings vs encounters with my baby brother: 16

My Baby Brother turned up at my doorstep at 6am yesterday and, besides hearing me grumble about mornings and coffees and the natural order of things, had to put up with my back to him as I checked comments, emails, … Continue reading

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ratings (again) & the 5 stars thing

When I did the series about ratings last year, the issue of those readers who tend to give everything 4-5 stars was raised and the majority of commenters agreed they either take no notice of these reviews or take them … Continue reading

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ratings and… THE FUCK?!

So I started reading Katiebabs chook’s post about the latest wankfestry going on all the while thinking ‘yeah, yeah, same old crap’ when suddenly…O.oWHAT.  THE.  FUCK.Some peepo are turning into abusive arseholes on goodreads because they bought a book based on … Continue reading

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