History Main / BrokeTheRatingscale

11th Jul '17 8:36:38 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* On the positive end, Meltzer first broke the rating scale for a June 3rd 1994 match at Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, which had been shooting them out regularly during the decade, between Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa and Toshiaki Kawada, which got 6 stars to symbolize he thought it might have been the greatest pro wrestling match of all time. Another match wouldn't get such a rating from Meltzer until ''The Wrestle Kingdom 11'' main event between Wrestling/KennyOmega and then-reigning [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling IWGP]] Heavyweight champion Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada. Meltzer then later stated that the second match between Omega and Okada at ''Dominion 6.11'' was better than the first, giving it 6.25 stars.

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* On the positive end, Meltzer first broke the rating scale for a June 3rd 1994 match at Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, which had been shooting them 5 out regularly during the decade, between Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa and Toshiaki Kawada, which got 6 stars to symbolize he thought it might have been the greatest pro wrestling match of all time. Another match wouldn't get such a rating from Meltzer until ''The Wrestle Kingdom 11'' main event between Wrestling/KennyOmega and then-reigning [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling IWGP]] Heavyweight champion Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada. Meltzer then later stated that the second match between Omega and Okada at ''Dominion 6.11'' was better than the first, giving it 6.25 stars.
11th Jul '17 7:51:25 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.

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* The star ranking system, thought up by industry insiders insider Wrestling/JimCornette and Newsletter writer Norman Doolie, popularized by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'', is mostly defined by three marks. 0 is dud, 2 is average, 5 cannot be improved upon, with upon. The system originally was a joke by Cornette, who compared Doolie's in depth analysis of matches to decide whether they were "good" or "bad" to TV Guide's deconstruction of movies, which it grades on four stars, because there can be no perfect movies. Jim and Norman, while believing there can be no perfect matches either, agreed Wrestling/JerryLawler and Wrestling/TerryFunk put on one so good in 1981 four simply wasn't enough, redefining the scale.
* ''The Wrestling Observer Newsletter'' became famous for these simply because
few reviewed matches ever getting get more than 3 or less than 1 by from 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.worse.
* On the positive end, Meltzer first broke the rating scale for a June 3rd 1994 match at Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, which had been shooting them out regularly during the decade, between Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa and Toshiaki Kawada, which got 6 stars to symbolize he thought it might have been the greatest pro wrestling match of all time. Another match wouldn't get such a rating from Meltzer until ''The Wrestle Kingdom 11'' main event between Wrestling/KennyOmega and then-reigning [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling IWGP]] Heavyweight champion Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada. Meltzer then later stated that the second match between Omega and Okada at ''Dominion 6.11'' was better than the first, giving it 6.25 stars.
21st Jun '17 12:49:08 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 Trashpanda 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. itself (0 depicts all peppers as empty, 10/10 shows them all filled). Bradley's Blood Blood, Rabbit's Revenge, and Terrified Trashpanda (both versions) clock in at 11/10, and 11/10; the tenth pepper is depicted as bursting.
21st Jun '17 6:45:04 AM darkchiefy
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* ''WebVideo/OnCinema'': Tim has at times given films six bags of popcorn (the show's version of star ratings) despite claiming the highest rating is 5 bags of popcorn (although, there is sometimes inconsistency with what the highest rating is).
21st Jun '17 6:29:56 AM jormis29
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* Film critic Leonard Maltin claimed the movie ''Tarzan: The Ape Man'' starring Bo Derek was so bad it nearly convinced him to create a rating in his book lower than BOMB. He ended up simply pronouncing it a mere BOMB.

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* Film critic Leonard Maltin claimed the movie ''Tarzan: The Ape Man'' starring Bo Derek Creator/BoDerek was so bad it nearly convinced him to create a rating in his book lower than BOMB. He ended up simply pronouncing it a mere BOMB.
17th Jun '17 8:27:59 AM DarcyFoster
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* ''[=NGamer=]'' gave the Nintendo DS game ''Secret Flirts II'' a score of -47, calling it "a hateful piece of software".


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** It also gave a DS entry in the Cabela hunting series ":(" and ''Mizuiro Blood'' "???".
15th Jun '17 1:33:30 PM RealSlimShadowen
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* On the same movie, [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] (who does not normally give out ratings of this kind, so it's here of necessity) did a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=544&v=BFD2293oGvA review]] of ''Pixels'' that explicitly states:

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* On the same movie, [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] (who does not normally didn't give out ratings of this kind, kind at the time, so it's here of necessity) did a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=544&v=BFD2293oGvA review]] of ''Pixels'' that explicitly states:
15th Jun '17 12:49:30 AM jesseblue89
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* Meltzer then later stated that the second match between Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada at Dominion 6.11 was better than the first giving it 6.25 stars. Meltzer must love this trope.
5th Jun '17 1:26:51 PM purplekylie
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* Much like the Drowned In Sound example above, Mark Grondin from WebVideo/SpectrumPulse refused to give Mount Eerie's "A Crow Looked At Me" a rating for similar reasons (it was a too raw and personal record for him to give it a score).
13th May '17 9:07:18 PM Twentington
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
*A RunningGag for comedian Creator/GabrielIglesias is his scale of fatness: "big", "healthy", "husky", "fluffy", and "DAMN!" After meeting several sufficiently fat people, he added "Oh, HELL no!" as the sixth rating.
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* The [[http://www.reptonresourcepage.co.uk/ Repton Resource Page]] rates the difficulty of individual ''VideoGame/{{Repton}} 3'' levels on a 0–10 scale. Levels in the {{Expansion Pack}}s exceeded a ‘10’ rating so often that the scale was changed to “more skulls = harder” without any specific maximum. So far, the highest rating given is 16.

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* The [[http://www.reptonresourcepage.co.uk/ Repton Resource Page]] rates the difficulty of individual ''VideoGame/{{Repton}} 3'' levels on a 0–10 scale. Levels in the {{Expansion Pack}}s exceeded a ‘10’ ‘10’ rating so often that the scale was changed to “more skulls = harder” without any specific maximum. So far, the highest rating given is 16.
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