DKJustice1 wrote:May I make a comment?
I have notice that even though some people don't often agree on this form there is a lot of respect:
for the people who write and grade threads. However, though I can say grading may get in the way of the fun of this
game. The reason is people are far too easy to offend now a days.
Rather apt to jump to the wrong end of the thread this could resulting in a low grade to lead to arguments. Unfortunately. This could
lead to insults and rather rude comments. The best example of this is at the start of this thread.
Hope you don't mind but I am not going to use this system for that reason. Everyone is equal then and that is all.
I don't think you can fairly judge the grading system based on what this thread *suggests* to use and the argumentations for/against the particular system (in the case you're referring to, grades). Regarding the "incident" in this thread, there was a clear misunderstanding on what was and was not allowed for *members* to review based on how they felt best. It's been resolved a long time ago though so I'm not sure why it wold be an issue now.
Have you actually seen a graded review in action in these forums? So far, everytime it has been used, a trial author has praised a graded review for its usefulness and the effort actually put in to write one up. No actual criticisms have been made on these forums when they were actually put into practice. If you're willing to reconsider, would you like to see a couple of examples seeing the grading system in action? Again, basing your judgement on this thread that's meant to be a suggestion is really, really not fair xP
Still, no one's forcing you to review a certain way, but I think the point of the thread was to send a message to all members who give feedback to authors, to give a useful review that shows in detail where an author does well, and where an author does poorly on, so he/she can improve the trial later. Using a grading system is one way, and using a point system is another. Using neither is also an option and just going with a general thought-process review. These are merely methods and standards that tries to accomplish the same thing in the end (might as well clump a QA with that too)