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October 27, 2005
1:58 pm
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balabos
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Does the new and improved system provide an option for a vote? Maybe that would be the best way to resolve the issue. Of course, only code officials can vote, right? :rolleyes:

October 27, 2005
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For this type of web site I cannot for the life of me figure out why there is a rating system. It doesn''t bother me though, because having the freedom to make choices (ratings)is why the USA is such a great place to live and work!

October 27, 2005
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I would agree that we don''t need the star rating system......... ALso, if you by chance or out of stupidity, hit the wrong rating, it does not allow you to change the rating.

October 27, 2005
12:25 pm
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I have been on this site almost every day, first thing in the morning to see what is new. I have posted a few times. I don''t even have a rating under my name. How do you think that makes me feel. Actually a rating means nothing to me. I read the post and responces and apply the information to my own research for an informed answer. Regardless of how many stars a person might have, I have always appreciated the site.

October 27, 2005
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If memory serves me correctly, I read previously that this is a built-in feature of the upgrade and not one that the webmaster can turn on and off. But I do agree, it is not needed or liked, from the responses so far. JMHO

October 27, 2005
11:18 am
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I guess that the ICC thinks that being popular is an assett, despite the fact that, as inspectors, we are one of the most unpopular groups. Maybe they are really telling us that we need to work on being tactfull and considerate. I guess if that doesn''t work, we can just k*** a**. Otherwise I agree with you.

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October 27, 2005
11:10 am
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Webmaster posted this 10-27-2005 09:14 AM
[QUOTE] I cannot believe that you''re fixating on a 4-star rating. I''ll tell you what happened: some number of people read your posts and gave you less than 5 stars. It is a community rating system, like those in place all over the web: eCommerce sites like Amazon.com, vendor rating sites like PriceGrabber, and literally hundreds of thousands of bulletin boards just like this.

Everyone gets to rate as they choose to. You can give everyone 5 stars who ever posts anything, no matter whether it''s right, or grammatical, or topical. Others can do the same, or they can make different choices. Everyone only gets a single vote, so there''s no ballot stuffing by individuals. And it''s certainly not going to be removed in the short term.

Sincerely,
ICC Webmaster[/QUOTE]Thanks for your reply, Webmaster.

Could please tell me what purpose the star rating serves? What are the benefits to ICC? And how does it benefit the readers? How does it benefit the contributors?

Since the star rating isn''t related to one''s business, certifications, occupation, level of education, or their performance in anyway, and are strickly subjective based on the secret ballots of individuals, why do we need the star rating?
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The ICC Bulletin Board is not for retailers, nor is it a forum that needs to rate the satisfaction of customers. Why are you trying to copy Amazon, Price-Grabber, and other commercial sites? We are not vendors trying to sell something! Nor are we products! 😡 Please reconsider your position on this issue and remove the star rating system.

Why not replace it with avatars -- like you are doing exclusively for yourself? :rolleyes: (Personally, I would rather see nothing at all.)

Sincere and Serious.
Terre