History Main / BrokeTheRatingscale

19th Oct '17 11:43:55 AM karstovich2
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** The myth of being killed by a falling bullet from a gun fired straight up was rated "all of the above", that is, Busted, Plausible, ''and'' Confirmed. This was because they determined that firing a bullet perfectly vertically would make it tumble as it fell back down, and not gain enough velocity to be lethal (Busted); but if the gun is aimed just a few degrees from vertical, the bullet won’t tumble and could kill someone when it lands (Plausible), and a doctor showed them X-ray slides of people who were actually killed in this way (Confirmed).

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** The myth of being killed by a falling bullet from [[FiringInTheAirALot a gun fired straight up up]] was rated "all of the above", that is, Busted, Plausible, ''and'' Confirmed. This was because they determined that firing a bullet perfectly vertically would make it tumble as it fell back down, and not gain enough velocity to be lethal (Busted); but if the gun is aimed just a few degrees from vertical, the bullet won’t tumble and could kill someone when it lands (Plausible), and a doctor showed them X-ray slides of people who were actually killed in this way (Confirmed).
12th Oct '17 9:03:52 PM wingedcatgirl
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* Mark Rosewater, head designer for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', has a "Storm Scale" of how unlikely he thinks it is for a particular mechanic to return to Standard, so named because the infamous {{Game Break|er}}ing mechanic "Storm" is the definition of a 10. The only mechanic he's ever given an 11 is {{That One|Rule}} {{Useless Useful|Spell}} ScrappyMechanic, "Bands with other".
7th Oct '17 5:17:40 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The star ranking system, thought up by industry 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. 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.

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* The star ranking system, thought up by industry 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. 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 that four simply wasn't enough, redefining the scale.
6th Oct '17 10:16:36 PM Kotomikun
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** ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'' got a screenshot of Franchise/IndianaJones saying "Nazis. I hate these guys."
26th Sep '17 3:09:42 PM Laevatein
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* 411mania does not give ratings to {{Squash Match}}es.
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26th Sep '17 11:41:11 AM MeaJae97
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* '''Refusal to Rate:''' And the LogicalExtreme, the reviewer simply—and usually explicitly—''refuses to assign a rating at all''. This can be because the reviewer found the work downright repulsive, decided that rating it would be unfair, or decided that a rating was otherwise inapplicable. Sometimes overlaps with DancingBear, when the refusal isn't because the work is so bad, but because rating its quality would be beside the point.

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* '''Refusal to Rate:''' And the LogicalExtreme, the reviewer simply—and usually explicitly—''refuses to assign a rating at all''. This can be because the reviewer found the work downright repulsive, decided that rating it would be unfair, or decided that a rating was otherwise inapplicable. This could be because the work put in so little effort that it would be downright insulting to dignify it with a proper review. Sometimes overlaps with DancingBear, when the refusal isn't because the work is so bad, but because rating its quality would be beside the point.
12th Sep '17 4:49:52 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Kill Screen’s review of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' probably stands as the most extreme example of this; [[http://killscreendaily.com/articles/reviews/review-duke-nukem-forever not only did the reviewer refuse to give a score, the entire site decided not to give out scores]] ''ever again''.

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* Kill Screen’s review of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' probably stands as the most extreme example of this; [[http://killscreendaily.com/articles/reviews/review-duke-nukem-forever not only did the reviewer refuse to give a score, the entire site decided not to give out scores]] scores ''ever again''.
12th Sep '17 1:52:28 PM CynicalBastardo
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* Creator/JamesRolfe refused to review ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', as he felt it would taint his memories of the franchise in general.
10th Sep '17 10:30:59 AM nombretomado
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* [[AngryJoe Angry Joe's]] review of CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is both this and still within bounds. He wishes he could give the game KevinSpacey out of 10 before lamenting that that isn't a score on his scale and just giving it a [[SoOkayItsAverage 6/10]]

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* [[AngryJoe Angry Joe's]] WebVideo/AngryJoe's review of CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' is both this and still within bounds. He wishes he could give the game KevinSpacey Creator/KevinSpacey out of 10 before lamenting that that isn't a score on his scale and just giving it a [[SoOkayItsAverage 6/10]]
2nd Sep '17 2:34:43 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Lou Lumenick, the movie critic for the ''New York Post'', gave the sketch comedy film ''Film/{{Movie 43}}'' [[http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/movie_is_aggressively_unfunny_GrC6L1aNDk6tj55TmFN1wO negative four stars]], calling it “the worst movie I’ve ever seen”. ''Ouch.''

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* Lou Lumenick, the movie critic for the ''New York Post'', gave the sketch comedy film ''Film/{{Movie 43}}'' [[http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/movie_is_aggressively_unfunny_GrC6L1aNDk6tj55TmFN1wO negative four stars]], calling it “the worst movie I’ve ever seen”. ''Ouch.''
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