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anonymous:
Something like Amy Schumer gets 1 out of 5 stars.

Or, Amy Schumer gets 20 thumbs up and 80 thumbs down.

It's not the same, but more or less the same in aggregate.

Now all that is missing is Netflix with comments.
1:14 am — Saturday, 18 March 2017
anonymous:
>Everyone knows what “like” and “dislike” mean. People have very different opinions on 1-5 star ratings.

Amazing insight. Grubers observation is genius. Given 5 choices (stars) to rate something, people have different opinions. Versus when they have to choose the binary 'like or dislike'.

Shocker.

The more time that passes the more useless Gruber becomes.
1:29 am — Saturday, 18 March 2017
Merkela Gruber:
>(A “meh” — neither like nor dislike, would be good too.)

That's what we call "neutral," John. "Meh" isn't a real word and it makes you sound like an idiot.
5:24 am — Saturday, 18 March 2017
Merkela Gruber:
>The more time that passes the more useless Gruber becomes.

He was always useless. The only thing that passing time changes is one's eventual realization of this fact.
5:25 am — Saturday, 18 March 2017
anonymous:
"A “meh” — neither like nor dislike, would be good too"

GENIOUS! And maybe a "good but not amazing" and a "not so great but not complete shit" would be cool too.....
6:39 am — Saturday, 18 March 2017
ass:
So you're saying like a 1 through 5 rating?
2:35 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
piece of kit:
I was thinking four would be okay, and would match with a well-known rubric:

2 thumbs up
1 thumb up
1 thumb down
2 thumbs down
3:43 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
anonymous:
> That's what we call "neutral," John. "Meh" isn't a real word and it makes you sound like an idiot.

the dictionary would disagree with you.


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meh
6:33 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
Merkela Gruber:
>the dictionary would disagree with you.

There are a lot of stupid words in the dictionary that make you sound like a moron if using them.
6:44 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
anonymous:
> (A “meh” — neither like nor dislike, would be good too.)

Awesome idea John. Let's add "strong like" and "strong dislike too", just to round out the options and make sure the system is fully expressive.

That'd be a big improvement over the old 5-star system for sure.
7:21 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
anonymous:
but it is a real word, so you were wrong.
5:52 pm — Sunday, 19 March 2017
anonymous:
>There are a lot of stupid words in the dictionary that make you sound like a moron if using them.

And there are a lot of perfectly sound words that when arranged to form sentences make you sound like a moron, like saying that *meh* isn't a real world.

Perhaps now you want to tell us how new words can't be created without your approval?
1:23 am — Monday, 20 March 2017
Enough Already:
Foursquare literally has “Meh” as an option, so fuck you.
2:19 am — Monday, 20 March 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Its dumb. Leave the stars.
5:38 pm — Monday, 20 March 2017
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