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Brisbane, Australia
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15 posts
102 reviews
half stars

is it possible to introduce the ability to allow contributors to award stars in half star increments. There are occasions when the 5 star system seems a bit unsubtle?

West Grey, Ontario
Destination Expert
for Toronto
Level Contributor
83,336 posts
103 reviews
1. Re: half stars

Hi Warner;

It is very unlikely that TA would change things, as it would create huge problems with all the previous reviews already submitted to the site.

Best Regards

Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
4,773 posts
13 reviews
2. Re: half stars

Since all positive reviews are usually 5 stars a 3 stars system would be simpler and better..



Very good

So Cal
Level Contributor
11,786 posts
75 reviews
3. Re: half stars

...and I'm sure someone would then complain that plenty of places aren't really Good, they're just ok, so could they please introduce an OK level between Bad and Good?

The OP effectively wants to convert a 5 dot system to a 10 dot system. While that would be a very easy mathematical conversion for existing ratings (1 dot under the current system = 2 dots under the new and so on), I think it would be overkill. TA isn't exactly the place for such fine distinctions.

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Bargain Travel, Cruises, Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Neath, Port Talbot
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72,760 posts
476 reviews
4. Re: half stars

TA doesn't seem to be interested in changing the system in any way. If they thought they could make money out of a new way of rating things, they probably would have done it by now.

Sherbrooke, Canada
Level Contributor
45,667 posts
824 reviews
5. Re: half stars

With all the reviews here already, the system won't change. Makes no difference once you get enough reviews.

Level Contributor
1 post
97 reviews
6. Re: half stars

I always thought that they should have a rating out of 100.

Or at least 10.

So with your half star it adds up to 10.

Good idea but like others have mentioned nothing will change.

7. Re: half stars

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