History Main / BrokeTheRatingscale

2nd Dec '16 12:39:46 AM MrInitialMan
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* “This game officially received the lowest score in the history of [=GameSpot=]: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can’t go any lower. We don’t hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.” —Alex Navarro, ''Frightfully Bad Games''. The video review instead showed him Refusing to Review (unless {{headdesk}}ing counts, in which case his review was not a positive one).

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* “This game officially received the lowest score in the history of [=GameSpot=]: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can’t go any lower. lower! We don’t hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.” —Alex Navarro, ''Frightfully Bad Games''. The video review instead showed him Refusing to Review (unless {{headdesk}}ing counts, in which case his review was not a positive one).
25th Nov '16 3:04:15 PM MrInitialMan
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* Dark Bunny Sauces are rated from 0-10, with empty and filled-in pepper symbols demonstrating the heat rating on the bottle itself. Bradley's Blood and Terrified Trash clock in at 11/10, and the tenth pepper is depicted as bursting.

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* Dark Bunny Sauces are rated from 0-10, with empty and filled-in pepper symbols demonstrating the heat rating on the bottle itself. Bradley's Blood and Terrified Trash Trashpanda clock in at 11/10, and the tenth pepper is depicted as bursting.
23rd Nov '16 12:27:17 AM MrInitialMan
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* Dark Bunny Sauces are rated from 0-10, with empty and filled-in pepper symbols demonstrating the heat rating on the bottle itself. Bradley's Blood and Terrified Trash clock in at 11/10, and the tenth pepper is depicted as bursting.




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* The aforementioned Dark Bunny sauces also has Bunny's Garden 2016, with a heat rating of ?/10.
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5th Nov '16 5:34:42 AM ClatoLawa
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** The hosts refused to rate ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' because giving it 1 star ''[[EpicFail would imply that it was actually a game]]''—although they did not do the same for ''ET''. Other games featured in the ‘games you should never buy’ segment, such as ''Barbie Horse Adventure'' or ''Flags'' (a ‘flag waving in the wind’ simulator), also were not rated.

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** The hosts refused to rate ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' because giving it 1 star ''[[EpicFail would imply that it was actually a game]]''—although they did not do the same for ''ET''.game]]''. Other games featured in the ‘games you should never buy’ segment, such as ''Barbie Horse Adventure'' or ''Flags'' (a ‘flag waving in the wind’ simulator), also were not rated.
3rd Nov '16 7:14:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRapCritic refused to give a grade to "Loyal" by ChrisBrown because "it would validate him as a rapper".

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* TheRapCritic refused to give a grade to "Loyal" by ChrisBrown Music/ChrisBrown because "it would validate him as a rapper".
23rd Oct '16 1:36:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheOnion AV Club's reviews of ''{{Hostages}}'' mainly dealt out Ds and Fs, but episode eleven was so horrendous that [[http://www.avclub.com/review/off-the-record-106117 the rating scale looped itself]] and Sonia Soraiya gave it an "A".

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* TheOnion Website/TheOnion AV Club's reviews of ''{{Hostages}}'' mainly dealt out Ds and Fs, but episode eleven was so horrendous that [[http://www.avclub.com/review/off-the-record-106117 the rating scale looped itself]] and Sonia Soraiya gave it an "A".



* In the second episode of ''LiveActionTV/ICarly'' featuring Nevel Papperman, upon seeing Nevel's "[[HackerCave nerd cave]]", Sam says that she used to rank nerds on a scale from 1 to [[StealthInsult Freddie]] but that Nevel just broke that scale.

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* In the second episode of ''LiveActionTV/ICarly'' ''Series/ICarly'' featuring Nevel Papperman, upon seeing Nevel's "[[HackerCave nerd cave]]", Sam says that she used to rank nerds on a scale from 1 to [[StealthInsult Freddie]] but that Nevel just broke that scale.
19th Oct '16 7:33:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The star ranking system, thought up by industry insiders and popularized by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'', is mostly defined by three marks. 0 is dud, 2 is average, 5 cannot be improved upon, with few matches ever getting more than 3 or less than 1 by the publication, at least when the difficult to impress Dave Meltzer is the one reviewing...that was until 1984 in Madison Square Garden when David Schultz defeated Rocky Johnson in a match Dave Meltzer gave "minus 3 stars". This was surpassed at the 1985 ''The Wrestling Classic'' after Meltzer rated a match between Wrestling/JunkyardDog and [[Wrestling/TheMoonDogs Moondog Spot]] "minus 5 stars", which presumably means cannot get any worse.



* The infamous "MINUS. FIVE. STARS." given to the Sharmell/Jenna Morasca match at Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Victory Road 2009 by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'''s Bryan Alvarez that eventually wound up in Website/{{Botchamania}}'s opening sequence.

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* The infamous "MINUS. FIVE. STARS." given to the Sharmell/Jenna Morasca match at Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Victory Road 2009 by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'''s [[CausticCritic Bryan Alvarez Alvarez]] that eventually wound up in Website/{{Botchamania}}'s opening sequence.
5th Oct '16 5:38:48 AM ClatoLawa
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** A more straightforward example: The film ''Roar'' (Tippi Hedren, her family, and ''several dozen '''untrained''' lions'') got a "?!?!?!".

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** A more straightforward example: The film ''Roar'' (Tippi Hedren, her family, and ''several dozen '''untrained''' lions'') got a "?!?!?!". As [[http://1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/roar.htm the review]] explained: "What makes ''Roar'' such astonishing viewing— and what ultimately forced me to invent a brand new rating just for it— is the stark divergence between the movie that Marshall and Hedren set out to shoot and the one that actually emerged from their efforts. What was supposed to be a treacly, Disneyish family adventure flick, with an uplifting moral about humans living in harmony with nature, came out instead as the most authentically terrifying animal attack picture I’ve ever seen."
4th Oct '16 9:23:18 PM MetaFour
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* Rage Reviews (a review group on Website/FimfictionDotNet) normally grades fanfics on a scale of 0% to 100% Rage, with higher percentages being worse scores. But for stories even worse, inspiring the hatred of multiple reviewers, there's the 120% Rage score. And for stories even worse than that, there's 200% Rage, which can only be awarded with permission from the group's founder. And beyond even that, the group made a "Literally Broke the Scale" score, represented by a .gif that randomly cycles through various four-digit percentages. That one was initially created just as a joke--but they wound up actually awarding it to ''The Rise of Spike the Dragon''.


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* Rage Reviews (a review group on Website/FimfictionDotNet) normally grades fanfics on a scale of 0% to 100% Rage. For stories that exist on a completely different axis, they have a few other scores: "??%" for stories that are too confusing to inspire rage, "MEH" for stories that are too boring to get angry over, and "SAD" for stories that just make the reviewer feel sorry for the author.
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3rd Oct '16 5:30:43 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' uses video-game-styled profile pictures on the cast page that list the characters’ stats. Several of them break the rating scale (notably, Cucumber’s dad has a Jerkass rating that goes right off the side of the page).

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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' uses video-game-styled profile pictures on the cast page that list the characters’ stats. Several of them break the rating scale (notably, scale.
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Cucumber’s dad has a Jerkass Jerk rating that goes right off the side of the page).page. He's the only one who even ''has'' a "Jerk" rating.


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** All of Peridot's stats just say "better than Almond."
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