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6.30 from 1336 ratings..

I have rated 7 for over 30% of movies. This is probably because I'm mostly watching movies with 10+ lists in which almost all are pretty decent and havn't been to Amos list for a while.. Gotta visit him soon to balance my ranking..
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Was just messing with my IMDB-export...

My average rating is now 6.77, which is 0.1 lower than 1.5 years ago. These days 6 is a very 'normal' rating for me. Years ago I gave out 7's much easier, I guess.
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I'm at 6.97 at the moment. Still too frisky, but at least it's under 7 now.
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Average Rating: 4.94
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On IMDB scale 6.05
On 100 points scale 55.02

Definitely going downwards because IMDB rankings are averaging 5.52 for this year.
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1989 movies I rated 5.6 in average, compared to 7.1 the other imdb users gave them.
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Poop, I just realised my rating average has gone down again :'( According to my spreadsheet, my average rating from 4594 feature films (includes docs, TV movies etc, but not mini-series or shorts) is a massive 5.5.
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From my excel sheet:

Mean: 7.39
Median: 7.40
Mode: 7.40

And it's been like that for over year (though my average went down to 7.38 for about a month). This is based on 1,145 feature-length films only, and is based on a ranking from 1.0 to 10.0 with 0.2 intervals.

I want to change my rating matrix, but probably not until next year. I will be asking you folks for ideas on how to 'fix' it; I definitely rate higher than most people, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I'm not satisfied with my method anymore. It's based on school, where 5.0 and below is a fail, and 7.0 and above is acceptable (generally worthy of a rewatch later).
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Fergenaprido on Sep 19 2014, 10:05:36 PM wrote:I want to change my rating matrix, but probably not until next year. I will be asking you folks for ideas on how to 'fix' it; I definitely rate higher than most people, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I'm not satisfied with my method anymore. It's based on school, where 5.0 and below is a fail, and 7.0 and above is acceptable (generally worthy of a rewatch later).
I base my system on school as well (obviously...). "Just OK" is 6 most of the time where a lot of people would give 5, whereas "not good, but not a dislike yet" is 5 to me. Don't bother changing your method. Movies are great so they deserve to be ranked high. :)
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56.6/100...but the last sixty have been 52.1/100. huh.
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Well, I generally give lower ratings than the imdb average, but higher than most people here.
When I give a movie a rating of 6, it generally means that it was ok, but there's no way I'm gonna watch it again. Anything lower than that is really poor. I guess I follow this rating system because it seemed to be the normal system when I started rating on imdb.
But my ratings are definately decreasing.

PeriodMy ratingIMDB ratingDifference
Overall6.95 7.16-0.21
Post 20136.84 7.19-0.35
Pre 2013 6.98 7.15-0.17
Post 20146.637.16-0.52
Pre 20146.97 7.16 -0.19
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7.9 is my current average. Part of the high score is because most of the movies I've rated were films on a lot of ICM lists and are established classics. A rough estimate for excluding those is 7.3. Which still seems pretty high compared to a lot of people here.
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My average is slowly decreasing as I get deeper past the canon into the bowels of obscurity. It was 7.09 a couple years ago, and 6.62 now. I'm still pretty frisky, in general.
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2011: 76,03 / 100
2012: 72,45 / 100
2013: 73,00 / 100
2014: 69,93 / 100 (so far)
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A nice 7.1 for 3,699 titles.
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9 rating * 13 films = 117
7 rating * 88 films = 616
5 rating * 137 films = 685
1 rating * 12 films = 12

1430 / 250 = 5.72 avg

Highest average:

6,69 Documentary 13

6,38 History 13

Lowest:

5,00 Thriller 23

5,00 Action 16

5,00 Mystery 14

4,81 Crime 32
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6,8075801749 just about 700 movies
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jeff_v on Jul 8 2013, 01:42:10 PM wrote:My average is 6.22 on 6334 ratings. The IMDB average of those movies is 7.07, so I guess I'm slightly tougher than the average IMDB user.
Updated average is 6.25 on 7148 ratings. The IMDb average of those movies is 7.19.
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Seeing 'Adieu au langage' today inspired me to delete all my ratings and start all over again. Most of them are overdone and biased, because my past self (going back to 2010, when I started rating) is different and arguably more stupid than my present self. I find it "unfair" to change ratings for films, if I haven't rewatched them and I don't do it, even though I want to. But I thought a complete starting afresh would justify my position to change a lot of ratings. Nevertheless I haven't performed such a coup (yet), so here are the present (as of 29.12.14), not radically changed, ratings (of everything I ever rated on IMDb, including shorts and series):

10/10 - 53
9/10 - 180
8/10 - 333
7/10 - 468
6/10 - 328
5/10 - 166
4/10 - 57
3/10 - 42
2/10 - 11
1/10 - 4

Average up till 29.12.14 ≈ 6.862

Not that any of this matters.
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Wow, that's a big step to take. I sometimes reason about that matter, but prefer to keep my old ratings (started in 2004 at an age of 18 - barely legal!). Usually they're not too off, just a bit too high. The overall picture is what counts, eh?
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Carmel98 on Dec 28 2014, 06:44:18 PM wrote:Seeing 'Adieu au langage' today inspired me to delete all my ratings and start all over again. Most of them are overdone and biased, because my past self (going back to 2010, when I started rating) is different and arguably more stupid than my present self. I find it "unfair" to change ratings for films, if I haven't rewatched them and I don't do it, even though I want to. But I thought a complete starting afresh would justify my position to change a lot of ratings.
bear in mind that a year or two from now you might feel as different from your current views as you do now from your past self.
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because i watch so many pointless shorts when bored, i decided to use imdb for features only. i get an average of 5.57/10.
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brokenface on Dec 28 2014, 07:29:01 PM wrote:
Carmel98 on Dec 28 2014, 06:44:18 PM wrote:Seeing 'Adieu au langage' today inspired me to delete all my ratings and start all over again. Most of them are overdone and biased, because my past self (going back to 2010, when I started rating) is different and arguably more stupid than my present self. I find it "unfair" to change ratings for films, if I haven't rewatched them and I don't do it, even though I want to. But I thought a complete starting afresh would justify my position to change a lot of ratings.
bear in mind that a year or two from now you might feel as different from your current views as you do now from your past self.
That's why I won't do such a thing either. By the time you rewatched everything, you can start all over again, because your taste has changed yet again.
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Average for me is about 7.845. Clearly I need to see more crappy movies.

While I've never decided to rewatch every movie so as to refresh the ratings, I do adjust ratings as I see fit and I have even deleted all the ratings and started over just through rerating them. I don't want to do that again.
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Torgo on Dec 28 2014, 07:21:58 PM wrote:Usually they're not too off, just a bit too high. The overall picture is what counts, eh?
brokenface on Dec 28 2014, 07:29:01 PM wrote:bear in mind that a year or two from now you might feel as different from your current views as you do now from your past self.
I can even feel largely different (in opinions and reflected behaviour overall) from the person I was just one hour ago.
Anyway, I probably won't do the "refinement", as it's not numbers that matter, but the impression and what one can get out of a film - a rating is simply a humble expression to reflect that.
I have not dramatically changed any opinions on a film over the past year and if I do I simply rewatch it and think about it again. I just know that I have grown far more knowledgeable (& different, cynical) about cinema, so I won't acclaim the same things and in the same way as I did.
Nevertheless, the thought of wiping the slate clean in general won't necessarily leave me.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: December 29th, 2014, 12:46 pm
brokenface on Dec 28 2014, 07:29:01 PM wrote:
Carmel98 on Dec 28 2014, 06:44:18 PM wrote:Seeing 'Adieu au langage' today inspired me to delete all my ratings and start all over again. Most of them are overdone and biased, because my past self (going back to 2010, when I started rating) is different and arguably more stupid than my present self. I find it "unfair" to change ratings for films, if I haven't rewatched them and I don't do it, even though I want to. But I thought a complete starting afresh would justify my position to change a lot of ratings.
bear in mind that a year or two from now you might feel as different from your current views as you do now from your past self.
That's why I won't do such a thing either. By the time you rewatched everything, you can start all over again, because your taste has changed yet again.
I will have to rewatch everything. Because which of the Pokemon movies was which? :wacko:
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6.97 on 1847 movies, not counting shorts
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Thanks for bumping, Torgo. :)
Lammetje wrote: September 19th, 2014, 8:17 pm I'm at 6.97 at the moment. Still too frisky, but at least it's under 7 now.
It's down to 6.77 now.
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2.46/5 from 3,104 titles. I only rate titles that have a length > 30 minutes.
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mightysparks wrote: June 3rd, 2013, 6:00 pm 5.6 I think. IMDb would be lower coz of shorts.
5.5 now :(
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2.595/5 (5.2/10), based on 9643 films (30 minutes and longer).
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7.242 based on 11245 ratings (everything I rate - features, shorts, docs, tv miniseries (very few) - no regular continuing tv shows, only a handful of music videos)
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At 5.8, based on 7432 ratings (including shorts).
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blueboybob wrote: May 25th, 2013, 12:39 am
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Curious how identical our rating curve looks at first sight :)
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Average score of 6.30 for 5005 feature films (150 docs, no shorts, no bogus votes).

I'm still not happy with my scale, it more or less collapsed over the years. In the meantime, 34% of my ratings are 7/10, it gets impossible to keep them apart after some time. Maybe it was very close to getting a 6, or an 8, maybe? Who knows. Of my last ~3000 ratings, 0 were 10s, maybe 15 were 9s, it's just a huge block of 7s, the fairest score I will give any film if it succeeds enough in one of the many fields I enjoy.

That's what I like about watching brainless mainstream trash or the most ludicrous of B-movies: Might be a 2, a 4, a grave 1!, maybe even likable enough for a 5? So many possibilites. I don't get them with arthouse-6.8-IMDb-84%-RT-dramas, these will never fail for me and ruin my dream of uniformly distributed ratings.
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I'm very similar to you Torgo in terms of both what the curve looks like and the concerns I have about it. In my mind, I would want 6 to be my most common rating, but it's 7, and I would like it be much more uniformly distributed, but basically half of the films I watch are between 6 and 8.

That's partly why I started to use a 100 point scale (also because of Criticker), though reconverting it all took some work, and in the end it doesn't change my frustration with how crumpled everyting is in the 50-70 range, but at least I can differentiate more in that zone. That gives me an average rating of 57.91, which would be about 6.8 on a 10-point scale.
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Teproc wrote: October 31st, 2020, 5:50 pm In my mind, I would want 6 to be my most common rating, but it's 7
Taking the words right out of my mouth!
The Criticker range is indeed a bit helpful for the issue. Although the true factor sits in front of the TV - it's us, not the scale .. :satstunned:

I have the tendency to view things very [German] differenziert, apparently it's translatable with "ability to differentiate". I will automatically include valid points of criticism and reasons for enthusiasm in my own opinion, it's just how I watch films. It hinders me from giving away too many 9s & 10s or to bash a work of art too soon.
If I were a planet, I'd be the neutral planet, just judging from my IMDb ratings. :P


re: Mighty: This would drift off from the actual topic and I know you absolutely watch more than just horror films, and also that your rating system is the product of more than just that, but if I had to pick one way to tune my ratings (in making them more diversified), I'd decide to watch tons of action & horror. These are genres I could see myself enjoying even if I had to hand out many 4s & 5s. Because it's fun to pay attention to all the tropes and to sort titles into subgenre canons, all the while not getting totally bored because of reasonable runtimes and enough things happening (special effect work, for example). While still acknowledging that some of these aren't great films. On the other hand, if I watched 200 foreign arthouse drama films I have to rate 4/10, I'd probably kill myself.
But yeah, it's another discussion and anything than objective, actually.
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I can't find those graphs anymore on IMDb. Where are they?
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They're well hidden in the user profile page, not on the ratings page itself (because how stupid would that be!). Click on your user icon and choose "Your activity". Then on the right
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Yeah, I knew it was on the profile page. I just couldn't find the profile page. Why is the profile page called "Your activity"? Doesn't make sense at all.
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