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04:24:26 AM Jan 25th 2017
I'm sorry, but in what school is a 70%-75% the average. Maybe 80%-85%, though anyond who scores that will certainly be disappointed
05:50:33 PM Oct 10th 2012
Pulled this bit from the restaurant health ratings example, because it had gone from explaining why it happens into "what This Troper believes they should do about it." I'm not usually too bothered by natter but it just didn't belong there.

  • Until all the restaurants get so desperate for A's that bribery becomes common so that an A is even more meaningless? The point here is that there's no need for a scaled rating system, it should just be pass or fail. Do I really care if this place is super-ultra-awesome clean versus it's clean enough to eat at? No. I just want to make sure they don't feed me filth. Therefore only 2 states are needed; the whole A-F thing just confuses matters and opens up gateways for corruption because people are stupid. Not to mention it's just further proof that gov't needlessly complicates things.
08:12:02 PM May 31st 2012
This 'trope' should either be deleted (since it's not really a trope) or seriously cleaned up.

The examples list isn't packed with examples - it's packed with aversions, especially all the video game magazines, past and present.
01:00:05 PM Sep 29th 2011
Deleting this from one of the examples:

This is helped along by Famitsu ALWAYS scoring a adverts-important game (e.g. Final Fantasy) at LEAST 37/40, no matter how bad it really is.

Where was the evidence backing this claim? The only evidence I can remember was someone posting on some forum claiming that they met some Famitsu editors.
11:17:48 AM Jan 16th 2012
edited by EeveeLord
Someone is sneeking in some Square Enix hate here. EeveeLord deleted the folowing:

A not-insignificant number of those perfect reviews being of lackluster Square Enix sequels.

Deleted, esp. in light of fact that last perfect by Famitsu was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
08:42:08 AM May 17th 2010
Can someone clear up the Doctor Who entry and state the actual name of the reviled story and the actual "average score"?
07:18:18 PM Mar 5th 2010
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Where's the evidence for this claim? I don't want to just delete the entire section below it, but this needs some sort of evidence beyond "we know the truth".

"But those of us who know the truth know that Gerstmann was fired for giving Kane & Lynch the same general score everyone else was giving because game companies always buy the reviews. IO and Eidos payed for a nice, lukewarm 6.9, but Gerstmann didn't deliver because he had too much journalistic integity!"

01:36:32 AM Mar 17th 2010
It's called sarcasm.
11:36:21 PM Apr 3rd 2010
Looks like I'm an idiot.
08:07:01 AM Apr 4th 2010
Not really. Sarcasm that oblique shouldn't be an example. I doubt you're the first one to be confused by it.
01:09:34 PM Apr 4th 2010
Yeah, although I could tell it was a joke, it's still really dumb, unfunny and out-of-place Natter even as a joke.
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