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soundengine says

It seems like I need 30-40 new 5-star ratings to recover from the effect of a troll who rated 1 star on one of my tracks.

Envato should do us a favor and remove those unjustified 1-2 star ratings!

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soundengine says


Either something is broken or it takes a lot of 5 stars to move it 0.01 upwards!

Use math :)

If your average is 4.74 after 276 ratings, it means that the total number of stars is around (not exactly since 4.74 is rounded up or down) 4.74 * 276 = 1308.24.

If you add a 5-star rating to that, your new average would be (1308.24 + 5) / 277 = 4.74094 which also rounds down to 4.74.

After 5 5-star ratings your average would be (1308.24 + 25) / 281 = 4.74463 which ALSO rounds down to 4.74.

So, yes, it does take a lot of 5-star ratings to move up to 4.75 if you already have 276 ratings. :)

Thanks for the explanation :)

Can you do your maths magic to show us what happens when you add just a single 1-star rating to the equation? :bashfulcute:

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soundengine says

Yeah I know that ratings have been less frequent for the last few months. My point is 4.74 average seems not to be changing although I get new 5 star ratings. Either something is broken or it takes a lot of 5 stars to move it 0.01 upwards!

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soundengine says

I occasionally get new ratings but it seems like on my profile it always says “4.74 average based on 276 ratings”. Is there a way to confirm it’s working correctly?

I’m glad that I don’t get those 1-star ratings anymore but the recovery from the damage they caused seems to be taking so long!

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soundengine says

Well, we’re not talking about advantages here, it’s a must unless you want to keep going nuts! People have experimented on these things for centuries and established the rules, you can’t figure it all out just by trial and error.

But don’t get me wrong. You don’t have to spend years learning the music theory. Just start learning an instrument and your fingers will know what to play next even if you don’t memorize all the chords and scales you’re playing.

Good luck :)

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soundengine says

If you are asking for a shortcut, there’s none. Grab an instrument and at least learn some basic chords. There’s no way you can be a successful producer without knowing the basic stuff.

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soundengine says

Sales are bullish over here, above 50 days moving average :nerdy:

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soundengine says

That looks bad. Hope you have enough food until its over.

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soundengine says

Back when I became an author…

I thought earning $100 a month from my music was awesome, and it was ;)

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soundengine says

audio.jungle :)

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