I’ve posted numerical ratings in the past, and I enjoyed reading them for my own games (well, when they were 6+…) but it is awkward scoring something low when you have no intention of ruining the author’s day, but you do want to be honest about your relative scoring.
Maybe a different approach would be to just give the relative position of each game as you make review them. You’d start with a batch of maybe 5 reviews, so you could say 1st of 5, 3rd of 5 etc.
I tend to agree with the general idea posited by others here-I keep my ratings private until the comp is over because I don’t want to influence anyone else’s ratings. I’m neutral on seeing other peoples’ numerical ratings of my own game, because I’m much more interested in the qualitative feedback during the comp, but those ratings will be made public on November 15th anyway.
… and for IF whose hasn’t scoring ?
Best regards from Italy,
I’m not convinced one way or the other. No one seems to be defending the position of posting ratings. The main argument appears to be that ratings will influence other ratings during the competition, but I feel like a well written and reasoned review is much more convincing/influential than an inconsistent numerical rating. The idea of the competition is that people can be honest and impartial; if that isn’t true then the entire structure is flawed.
That’s fair and I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules either way. As long as you aren’t going “…I rated this game a (enter_score_here) and you should too; go on, do it, right now…” you aren’t canvassing votes one way or another. So, I guess just do whatever your conscience dictates.
I will probably continue putting my projected score in a blur…