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Pinside Top 100 and how it's calculated.


By Toasterdog

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Yep, it's time for this discussion and maybe it will be a short one. It just bums me out when I am reading ratings and any pin receives a 1, even a 10 for that matter. I'm sorry if you rated objectivity there shouldn't be these extremes.

    I don't frequent Pinside as much lately, but I know the formula has changed over the years, or I think it has.

    Can anyone chime in on how it's calculated. If it isn't I would suggest a trimmed mean (I think that's what it's referred to) Basically you take the set of numbers then throw out a portion of the extreme top and bottom numbers. Maybe 5 or 10% on both sides.

    I think most Pinsiders do rate games honestly, but these flat 1's (if they are figured in) are complete BS and don't do the Top 100 any favors.

    #2 3 years ago

    good grief Charlie Brown

    #3 3 years ago

    That's what the bogus review flag is for, use it!

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from Law:

    That's what the bogus review flag is for, use it!

    I do, but does it figure the ratings based on my preference. To me, it's the point. They are bogus reviews.

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from Toasterdog:

    I do, but does it figure the ratings based on my preference. To me, it's the point. They are bogus reviews.

    I'm pretty sure it only changes what you see, not everyone. Not sure though. This thread is better suited for the Pinside Feedback subforum than All Pinball, as well.

    There are always going to be people trying to mess with the ratings for one reason or another. It's not worth stressing about.

    #6 3 years ago

    Thanks for the brand new ideas.

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Thanks for the brand new ideas.

    -removed-

    #8 3 years ago

    Some people take their ratings veeeeery seeeriously

    #9 3 years ago

    This is going to end well.

    #10 3 years ago

    Its all encrypted in the Pinside iphone that no one can unlock unless Steve Job's rises from the dead and Walks around.
    It spits out the top 100 each month.

    #11 3 years ago

    Go use the f***ing search feature.

    #13 3 years ago

    It's done by a bunch of clowns that grew up playing video games and decided to switch to pinball over the last few years.

    #14 3 years ago

    give'em hell Toast!!!

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from pindan3:

    give'em hell Toast!!!

    Now you're going to chime in aboot garbage ratings Mr Stern hater?!?

    SM, MET, IM all rated lower than NBA Fastbreak?!

    #16 3 years ago

    not Stern hater....I want a Stern ST someday!

    #17 3 years ago

    http://www.ipdb.org/lists.cgi?anonymously=true&list=top300

    This one seems more realistic. True to form.

    #18 3 years ago

    I think the ratings system is flawed. I also don't care that it is flawed. I like the pin games I like, not the ones other people decide they like or don't like.

    #19 3 years ago

    Ummm.. No
    BSD 14 and Met 82, lol
    And I own BSD

    #20 3 years ago

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