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8/28/12 6:04:22 PM#221
None of this matters.
There is no standard way to enter the data into Metacritic. There's no definition of the numbers and what they mean. There's no definition of what the user score represents. All that stuff about standard deviation is just noise.
I agree that people certainly give stupid reasons for their opinions on Metacritic. That doesn't invalidate their opinions. Their opinions can't be invalidated there is no valid state for the opinions. You'd have to clearly define what the valid state is before putting the information into the system.
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If the issue is that the reasons are stupid, then the rating is irrelevant. Someone could give a stupid reason for their score of '8' just as well as they could give a stupid reason for a score '0'. If the issue is the score themselves, then that falls under an individual pushing a value system on many people who do not share that same value system and weren't informed of the value system when they were entering their scores. If the issue is both combined, you still have to validate the reasons as well as the scores...you can't give an '8' a pass without reviewing the reasons for the '8'.
For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.