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CodingJack says

@Makis77 My comment was mostly general, as “ratings” threads are fairly common here on the forums. But to reply specifically to your posts:

Ratings should be about certain fields that a plugin covers for example: – Quality – Design – Support – Usability

These options are available to the user when they rate an item. And the options listed are specific to the marketplace. For CodeCanyon, they’re:

  • Code Quality
  • Customizability
  • Design Quality
  • Customer Support
  • Flexibility
  • Bugs
  • Feature Availability
  • Documentation Quality
  • Other

That pretty much covers everything you mentioned.

where buyers can rate each one of them in a scale 1 to 5. Then the average rating of all those would be the final rating for the plugin.

This is how the rating averages are currently calculated.

Buyers shouldn’t be able to comment ratings, if they want to comment there is a section for that.

This is a feature most authors appreciate. Before, we had no idea why a rating was given. Now, a buyer is forced to leave feedback when they give a low rating, which helps authors capture important information. For example, maybe there’s an obscure bug the author didn’t know about, or maybe there’s a feature missing from the item that’s leading to repeatedly low ratings.

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CodingJack says

Moreover most of the times buyers cant distinguish if its really a plugin conflict or something else so their comments or reviews don’t give the full picture about a plugin.

This is why I’ve stopped worrying about ratings, as they’re really just a reflection of the user-base’s skill-set. For example:

  1. Highly competent: 4-5 stars
  2. Somewhat competent: Depends on their support experience
  3. Incompetent: 1-2 stars, regardless of support

Yes some items have a large enough bug to warrant a low rating from a competent buyer, but these cases are rare compared to the overall sample.

So to summarize, the reason why almost all items here have an overall 4-5 star rating, is because the majority of customers are highly competent. And the reason why almost all items have some 1-2 individual stars, is because a small percentage of customers fall under the category of “incompetent”. When you look at it this way, you’ll come to the conclusion that it’s pointless to worry about ratings. As long as you’re making a high quality product, and offering support, #1 and #2 above will always outweigh #3.

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CodingJack says

Not sure about the rating part, but any member acting belligerent like this toward another member should definitely get some type of warning.

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CodingJack says

Great thread. This part of the article rang true for me:

I didn’t get hired because I knew how to build websites. The clients thought I could build what they were paying me for. The reality was that most of the time I didn’t have a clue how I was going to deliver what they needed. I couldn’t show them examples. I had no client references to send them. All I had was my word and a family or friend connection to vouch for me. Basically, they all knew that I wasn’t going to run off to Mexico with their money. So they hired me.

Friend of a family member. A guy with a small business who needed a website and knew literally nothing about computers or websites (probably a common factor in “first clients”). I think I charged $300. It was a 3 page site, and I remember working my fanny off for the guy. In fact, I probably worked for $5 an hour for my the first 5 sites I built.

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I really think the Cavs have a decent chance at keeping Kyrie on board. It’s much easier to make the playoffs in the east, they have a top pick, and there are of course rumors of LeBron returning to Cleveland when is contract in Miami is up (which would be awesome :D ). Miami has a lot of old players—Ray Allen will retire soon, and Shane Battier and D.Wade likely won’t be able to perform at the level they do for much longer (I would argue that the Heat have already declined, compared to last year). The prospect of LeBron leaving town in a couple of years seems realistic!

I’ve never been a big LBJ fan, but have to admin I’d probably root for Cleveland if he returned (unless the Celtics miraculously return to greatness by then but I doubt it). If Cleveland thinks they have a shot at Lebron, I’d probably go with Embiid. Lebron’s never really had a great point guard or center to play with, and Cleveland could have both.

Watching the Spurs crush OKC right now. Doesn’t look like much of series so far…

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CodingJack says

We are getting close again :D Cavs with another number 1 pick, I think they take Wiggins.

Wiggins is the best prospect, but I think the Cavs need to win immediately to make sure what’s happening with K. Love and Minnesota doesn’t happen with them and Irving in a few years. So I think they’ll probably take Embiid or Parker.

This years’ playoffs have been awesome so far. I really thought this was OKC’s year. Too bad Ibaka went down. Looks like things are shaping up for another finals rematch!

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CodingJack says

Just added a new one on my list True Detectives. You should check it out is very good!

Definitely the best show I’ve seen since Breaking Bad. Mcconaughey’s character is so awesome. Here’s one of my favorite quotes:

It’s Thursday and it’s past noon. Thursday is one of my days off. On my days off I start drinking at noon. You don’t get to interrupt that.
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CodingJack says

Silicon Valley, definitely one of my new favorites!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-OQhot_ml0
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CodingJack says

32 looks pretty useful

Lumberjack dog FTW!

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