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designedbydash says

So I was browing around a few files and came across one, went through to the author page and I saw the author had a perfect 5.00 rating on 38 reviews. I thought it looked a bit too good to be true, so I clicked through to their portfolio and they have items with 4.5 star ratings – thus making the perfect 5.00 impossible.

I don’t know whether I’m allowed to link or even mention another profile, but seeing as there’s no real way of me showing except to do that… look up the user “INFYNITIX”. And it’s not just his profile, if you look at “marcfolio” (who has a lot of ratings!) his is the same.

Initially I thought it might just be one bugged profile, but it’s not. I’ve found quite a few using custom Google searches!

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DaniMun says

So I was browing around a few files and came across one, went through to the author page and I saw the author had a perfect 5.00 rating on 38 reviews. I thought it looked a bit too good to be true, so I clicked through to their portfolio and they have items with 4.5 star ratings – thus making the perfect 5.00 impossible.

I don’t know whether I’m allowed to link or even mention another profile, but seeing as there’s no real way of me showing except to do that… look up the user “[...]”. And it’s not just his profile, if you look at ”...” (who has a lot of ratings!) his is the same.

Initially I thought it might just be one bugged profile, but it’s not. I’ve found quite a few using custom Google searches!

I’m not sure as to where the ratings discrepancy originates from, but calling out authors’ names on the forums – even if for such reasons – may be against the forum rules.

Back on topic: please take into account that some authors remove some of their own items – items with ratings, that is. Not sure if the removed items’ ratings still count towards the global author’s ratings though.

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designedbydash says


So I was browing around a few files and came across one, went through to the author page and I saw the author had a perfect 5.00 rating on 38 reviews. I thought it looked a bit too good to be true, so I clicked through to their portfolio and they have items with 4.5 star ratings – thus making the perfect 5.00 impossible.

I don’t know whether I’m allowed to link or even mention another profile, but seeing as there’s no real way of me showing except to do that… look up the user “[...]”. And it’s not just his profile, if you look at ”...” (who has a lot of ratings!) his is the same.

Initially I thought it might just be one bugged profile, but it’s not. I’ve found quite a few using custom Google searches!

I’m not sure as to where the ratings discrepancy originates from, but calling out authors’ names on the forums – even if for such reasons – may be against the forum rules.

Back on topic: please take into account that some authors remove some of their own items – items with ratings, that is. Not sure if the removed items’ ratings still count towards the global author’s ratings though.

That’s irrelevant though, unless they have 5.00s across the board it’s mathmatically impossible to have a 5.00 rating. Unless they had 999×5 and 1×4, in which case the average would be 4.999 and would likely be rounded up to 5… but that’s not what’s happening. The way I see it, there’s some fairly big flaw somewhere that’s assigning perfect 5s for some reason.

Edit: was there really a need to flag it? My point would’ve been pointless without the names.

If you punch in Google the what I’ve put below, and flick through a few pages, you’ll come across a few authors that have the bugged ratings. For me the first one is on page 3.

Site:themeforest.net "user" 5.00 average rating based on
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DaniMun says

Edit: was there really a need to flag it? My point would’ve been pointless without the names.

Site:themeforest.net "user" 5.00 average rating based on

I did NOT flag your post. That’s why I said “may be against forum rules”. Someone else did.

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DaniMun says

That’s irrelevant though, unless they have 5.00s across the board it’s mathmatically impossible to have a 5.00 rating. Unless they had 999×5 and 1×4, in which case the average would be 4.999 and would likely be rounded up to 5… but that’s not what’s happening. The way I see it, there’s some fairly big flaw somewhere that’s assigning perfect 5s for some reason.

Site:themeforest.net "user" 5.00 average rating based on

Agreed :)

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Smartik says

Mathematics?

Anyway, looks like Envato round 4.75+ to 5.00. :)

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designedbydash says

Mathematics? Anyway, looks like Envato round 4.75+ to 5.00. :)

Yeah I figured it will be something like that, needs to be fixed though :)

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iHelp says

needs to be fixed though :)

Why?!

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Dzinc says

Hi guys, in order to keep all relevant information in one place, please direct any/all related feedback to the official Author Ratings + Sidebar thread.

A fellow author has also asked about the criteria used to round up his own ratings to 5 stars, so I’m sure the appropriate staff will there provide the desired clarification as soon as possible.

Your patience is appreciated. Thanks for your understanding.

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