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If you want a rating system, don't make it "X out of 5"

I think a 1-5 star rating system would not be a good idea, because what makes mod high quality? Probably usefulness the absence of bugs, but usefulness is subjective, so the only objective criteria to rate a mod for is, it not being buggy, which doesn't justify 5 rating tiers.

Also star average would probably not have that much meaning anyway, because popular mods will mostly get maximum and minimum ratings anyway and there will be people who just give every popular mod a max. rating or every Forge, Fabric or Quilt mod a minimum rating.

If you REALLY want a rating system, which I have my doubts that that would be a significant positive addition, I would suggest to make it a "Steam"-like rating system thumbs up and down and a distinction between recent ratings and all-time ratings.

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  • Jul 23 2023
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  • Jul 23, 2023

    Admin response

    Regarding the recommendation for a "Steam"-like rating system with thumbs up and down, and distinguishing between recent and all-time ratings, we appreciate the suggestion. Such an approach can provide a more concise feedback mechanism while potentially mitigating the issues of skewed ratings for popular mods.

    We believe that a 5-star rating system can still be valuable if carefully implemented. It allows for more nuanced feedback and detail in user reviews. With proper guidelines and moderation, the system can serve as a useful tool for users to express their opinions while offering valuable insights to mod creators.

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