Suggestion: Show community rating on product page

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Bob Schaefer | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Sep 28 2016 7:35 PM

Each product page on logos.com shows a user rating. Could this reflect the community rating as shown in the program? Right now it appears to be based on user feedback via the product page.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 29 2016 12:03 AM

I don't know if it is still true, but many of us do/used to use the library rating to indicate things other than rating such as new, want to read, read, untagged ...so at least in the past, the rating wasn't meaningful.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 29 2016 5:10 AM

MJ. Smith:
I don't know if it is still true, but many of us do/used to use the library rating to indicate things other than rating such as new, want to read, read, untagged ...so at least in the past, the rating wasn't meaningful.

Not at my Logos PC right now... Can you remind me - is the rating you describe (which I've used as well - 2 stars means want to read) different than the community rating? My memory is saying there was a personal rating and a separate community rating.

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Bob Schaefer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 29 2016 7:23 AM

MJ. Smith:

I don't know if it is still true, but many of us do/used to use the library rating to indicate things other than rating such as new, want to read, read, untagged ...so at least in the past, the rating wasn't meaningful.

Oh. Shoot.

On the one hand, my hat's off to the clever Logos users who find ways of hacking the program to their style and needs. Bending a program to your will is admirable. :)

On the other hand, that kind of breaks the community rating concept if a potentially large number of those who have given a rating to the resource are using that feature to indicate a meaning that is personal and idiosyncratic, rather than a simple rating. It would probably be better to drop the community rating than for it to give bad or just meaningless information.

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