Discussion Rampant misleading ratings

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Keima-kun, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. Keima-kun

    Keima-kun Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if here is the right place but I'll make a thread anyway.

    I have noticed a lot of Qidian novels had low ratings and absurd amount of 1 star ratings for each novel in NU.

    Now what perked my curiousity is that some of them had only just released one hour prior and still, managed to get multiple 1★ ratings. To make it more suspicious, is that there are no comments justifying the low ratings. There might be a few, but the first 10 chapters hardly tells anything about the novel. The most frustrating is, that when I do decide to read a few of those novels, some are decent and some are even exceptional. Quite unfitted to its ratings. Truth being told, many of Qidian novels are really not to my liking but I still feel like this ought to be brought to the light.

    I know you all people, translators, community, hate QI for their acts. Stealing novels, translations etc. But it does not justify your giving the novels poor undeserving ratings. Ratings are there to rank the novels not the translators or the hosting websites themselves.

    Well it might have been my mistake and me being paranoid, and if it is so, I apologize. Sorry for rantings.
     
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  2. isekaishousetsu

    isekaishousetsu Karakuri Pierrot

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    You're not paranoid. This is the internet. A lot of people do crazy things behind anonymity.
     
  3. DocB

    DocB "I see you, little mouse! Run along"

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    there are also peolpe that rate it based if it match their interest
    so if they only like Yaoi they rate all other novel 1 star
     
  4. Ai chan

    Ai chan Queen of Yuri, Devourer of Traps, Thrusted Witch

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    Release the names of 1-starrers! No more hiding behind anonymity! It's time to kill Hitler! Slaughter the trolls!
     
  5. Ratatoskr

    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    Its either trusting your own judgement or some random pixel people on the internet. Its not that hard.
     
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  6. Nydestroyer

    Nydestroyer Special Name.

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    Eh, can't say it's the right thing to do, but the rating have never been about only the novel quality, even non qi novels have people rating things based on how the translator does things, it's not a new thing. But I really would not know how bad it is, I have had QI releases filtered out since the feature went live, because really fuck those guys.
     
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  7. Not Red Yet

    Not Red Yet Well-Known Member

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    If the novel has tags they don't like then they rate it low, if they don't like who translates it they rate it low. Thought everybody over looked 1 star ratings since over half of them are fake.
     
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    Avrnea Well-Known Member

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    it's not like qidian novels are the only ones that have troll ratings~ pls don't start another qidian drama just coz ur bored~
     
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  9. rheasa

    rheasa Unsatiable onee-san

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    Same
     
  10. Not Red Yet

    Not Red Yet Well-Known Member

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    I know the novel you're talking about, when I saw the 1 star ratings I figured people did it since QI is releasing it.
     
  11. Danis

    Danis {(Harem Sect Leader)}{Trickster}&{Lurker}

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    you WW fanboy can hate qidian but dont hate the author and their novel you peep will make you lot look bad and childish
     
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  12. DesuDiem

    DesuDiem Surviving College

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    i dont know about other people but i have read CN since HE MAN days(i mean xianxia i never liked wuxia) so most novel feel so repetitive that i cant stand them. Also im quite good with MTL so i read ahead of a lot of novels and to be honest with you Most QI novels are average or below it( i only know about a few good ones) so sure some of those ratings are because of how Shitty QI is but some of them have some level of truth. This is my humble opinion on the subject. PS: be gentle with my grammar im studying for a final and i havent slept in about 24 hours.
     
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  13. asriu

    asriu fu~ fu~ fu~

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    well some people just like to make such childish thing~
    if da one who can kick NU member is this cat ~when this cat mood is bad then this cat will simple banish such NU member~
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  14. Phantom Starlight

    Phantom Starlight The Guiding Light

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    I wonder what would happen if there was a section for rating the translators themselves
     
  15. Jasad

    Jasad ...not oldschool, just old...

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    is the 1 star rating really because they hate QI? or is it because the novel is not their cup of tea?
    we don't know that... so let it be... everyone has their own taste...
     
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    Blitz ☄️Thunders getting louder⛈️

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    Its true that when qidian releases a novel they'll get 1stars.It doesn't really matter since in the end if the novels good it'll get a good rating. Eg: Avalon of the five elements with a 4.2 rating. Plus rating isn't really everything.
     
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    i thought you were a maid though, not a cat
     
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    The random bs ratings they give is similar to their life... 1 star
     
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    ZhaWarudo TOKI WO TOMARE!!!

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    Some novels are so shoddy you don't need to read beyond 10 chapters to be able to tell how bad they are.
    Some newly translated, seemingly not-so-bad ones might be getting poor ratings because some people have read ahead through mtl and they didn't like it (I belong to this category).

    Some get poor ratings based on tags/genre, which is unfair. For example, if you don't like/read yaoi, don't rate BL novels.

    So poor ratings are not always undeserved. Best to check after a novel has more than 10 or so ratings, to get a better picture.

    P.S. Ratings are also highly subjective.
     
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