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Find the site quite cool myself. Certainly a great way to find people with the same taste as you and check what kind of music they are digging.

Just started making my first list, a top 50 that is supposed to become a Top 1000(!!) at http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_view?list_id=13805

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 26 December 2004 00:31 (seventeen years ago) link

I like the idea of RYM better than the reality. The posting of lists and cross-checking to find "link-minded" users was a nice idea, but it seemed to attract so many loud-mouthed idiots. The message boards were truly awful, and I gave up after a relatively short time. I haven't checked it out for ages.

Snnap Dragon (snnap dragon), Sunday, 26 December 2004 01:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Your list is the perfect example of why I can't trust lists of strangers. Say I didn't know who Crowded House was and I actually went out and bought it. Do you have any idea how disappointed I would be?!

Blues Clues, Sunday, 26 December 2004 05:42 (seventeen years ago) link

i have a profile on there, my attempts at "reviewing" are awful though.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 26 December 2004 07:11 (seventeen years ago) link

It has a great format and has the potential to be amazing. Unfortunately, a lot of the people there only listen to prog. And yeah, the messageboard can be pretty horrifying... Still, I've met a handful of cool individuals there.

babyalive (babyalive), Sunday, 26 December 2004 08:09 (seventeen years ago) link

What's wrong with the message board? This argument between Nirvana & Pearl Jam is thought provoking and insightful!

http://rateyourmusic.com/board_message/message_id_is_228000_and_board_id_is_1

Tippy Linkle, Sunday, 26 December 2004 17:33 (seventeen years ago) link

I checked this out last night and spent a few minutes rating some CDs. It's kinda neat, but I don't have the time or energy to write reviews of these things, and I DEFINITELY don't have the time to get sucked in to another message board, so I didn't even look at that part of it.

The 'compare' feature is kinda nice, as maybe it will someday turn me on to something great. Nothing yet, though.

Ian John50n (orion), Sunday, 26 December 2004 20:50 (seventeen years ago) link

my username: drcarlsagan

Ian John50n (orion), Sunday, 26 December 2004 20:50 (seventeen years ago) link

ILM part deux.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 26 December 2004 21:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, personally I don't see RYM as mainly a message board. Sure, there is one, but the CD rating and lists is the great part of the site. Took me a lot of time to update my all-time-best list to 300 though. :)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 29 December 2004 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link

the horror the horror

**%@, Thursday, 30 December 2004 01:21 (seventeen years ago) link

I like reading people's ideas about albums no matter how dumb they may be, so I think this site is pretty cool, actually

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 30 December 2004 02:11 (seventeen years ago) link

three months pass...
This site could be cool but they need an upload feature or something. Who wants to type in everything they own?

Keith C (kcraw916), Wednesday, 13 April 2005 15:21 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm with you on this, Geir--this site is very cool, and I wish more ILM'ers were on it. And the upthread gripes about the message boards or the reviews sucking totally miss the point--it's the ratings database itself that is the 'killer app' in this site.

What is most interesting about it is that it'll take your collection and match it against similar ones and show you the differences, etc. And the recommendation engine is way better than anything else I've used. It blows Amazon's out of the water (for instance, it doesn't just pick the 15 records that you *don't* have by one artist that you said you had one record by, and then say 'Look, buy these, stupid!')

Granted, the site is lacking in some features and is slow as molasses, but I give it a big thumbs up regardless.

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 15 April 2005 18:00 (sixteen years ago) link

The site is slow, but considerably faster using Opera or Firefox rather than Explorer.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 16 April 2005 00:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Everybody loves everything on this site. it seems like a site simply to gush. often misleading, sometimes endearing.

Star Cauliflower (Star Cauliflower), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Everyone likes what they like and more to the point, rate what they like(and what they have). It's great for cataloguing your collection if nothing else, and the messageboards have more dramatic ebbs and flows quality-wise than here perhaps but they can be fun.

tremendoid (tremendoid), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I've been on it for almost two years. Classic.
Geir, how could you prefer Tales to Fragile, The Yes Album, Drama, and Relayer?

blinky the doormat, Sunday, 17 April 2005 01:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Post your id's, people! Mine is kcraw916

This was totally worth the time, if only to find out that I need Cowboy In Sweden and Secos & Molhados--two albums I didn't even know existed.

Keith C (kcraw916), Sunday, 17 April 2005 15:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I've always avoided this site, because of the name, I'm afraid.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 17 April 2005 15:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Geir, how could you prefer Tales to Fragile, The Yes Album, Drama, and Relayer?

Because it is better. "Tales" is underrated, although not among true lovers of prog rock at its most pomp and symphonic. And I have never given a damn about lyrics anyway.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

The RYM rating system sucks. I've rated a few albums on RYM and can't imagine spending the time to rate many more unless I'm terribly terribly bored sometime soon.

They should steal the rating system from Launch, where anytime you see the name of an artist, album, or track, you can click on the five-star scale to rate it without having to click through two more pages.

Matt Stokes (The Sandwich-Eating Hand), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:23 (sixteen years ago) link

RYM's rating system is a bit too slow, as is the system for making lists too (but I guess that's how they make it possible to have album sleeves besides the lists, which IMO makes the lists easier to follow)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:25 (sixteen years ago) link

The RYM rating system sucks.

The ratings *system* doesn't suck, it's that the *implementation* of it sucks (clicking two/three pages to rate something). I'm sure it's something he's going to fix soon. The database has some good data in it so far, but it needs a lot more people to get involved. I agree, until he makes it easier to just do the 'one click' rating, a lot of people won't bother.

Keith C (kcraw916), Sunday, 17 April 2005 16:39 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
RYM upgraded to 2.0 late last year. Any changes in opinion? Rating is faster, more and more stats/features. I love the site. The message boards are really bad, but other than that I've found lots of good music by similar users and just browsing around.

Making an ILM user list - please post your account name! (me: xox)

lrsn (larssen), Saturday, 6 January 2007 12:50 (fifteen years ago) link

This site could be cool but they need an upload feature or something. Who wants to type in everything they own?

-- Keith C

so, is this fixed yet? I don't have the patience to even start the process, but otherwise a nice site!

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:00 (fifteen years ago) link

2003 best albums:
1.mitch hedberg
2.pearl jam.

conclusion:
Dud.

classic if you are a teenager who likes metal and emo maybe.

emekars (emekars), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha. The overall lists aren't too bad. One of my favorite things about RYM is being able to see what someone actually likes after reading dismissive comments like that. One click away from the truth. ;)

lrsn (larssen), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

you can't ignore the fact that the majority of the people who subscribed are 20 something and less

emekars (emekars), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:21 (fifteen years ago) link

oh noes!

sean gramophone (Sean M), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:23 (fifteen years ago) link

no problem, unless you are 30 something like myself, and your taste is kinda different cause of that

emekars (emekars), Saturday, 6 January 2007 13:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Rateyourmusic.com is one of the best sites I've found for album art, pretty impressed with the relatively obscure things I've found.

Mitchell Dickerman (Mr. Odd), Saturday, 6 January 2007 15:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I like that their lists favor obscure prog/metal garbage over chart pap.

a.b. (alanbanana), Saturday, 6 January 2007 16:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Taking a look again, still can't believe the amount clicks into individual pages it takes just to get to the "I own this" button.

If I bring up 14 Joni Mitchell albums I own I *should* be able to just run down a list with checkboxes/javascript shouldn't I?

And there aren't any kind of Winamp/iTunes plugins? to automatically add stuff to your profile? What are these people on?

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Saturday, 6 January 2007 22:31 (fifteen years ago) link

And there aren't any kind of Winamp/iTunes plugins? to automatically add stuff to your profile?

How would this work in RYM's format? Sounds like last.fm, which you can add to the now playing field of the profile.

What are these people on?

The site is mainly run by one person (in his free time). Not to make excuses for the site, but suggestions for improvements are taken all of the time.

The go! page is a little faster for rating groups of albums.

lrsn (larssen), Saturday, 6 January 2007 23:43 (fifteen years ago) link

sorry, that was mean.

It's just that I'd actually like to put my own collection on there but find the length of time it's going to take utterly daunting, and potentially RSI inducing... unless I do it incrementally over a period of months... and then it doesn't feel like fun anymore, but work :/

I did see that go! page earlier, and it's useful, but even that still has unnecessary actions - one to select the album, and one to claim it, why?

The site looks great, and is quick but I'm baffled at how low down the priorites the ease-of-use factor seems to be for one of it's main functions.

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:02 (fifteen years ago) link

does dj martian know about this?

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd actually like some DJ Martian tips here! I feel like I must be missing something.

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:15 (fifteen years ago) link

one to select the album, and one to claim it, why?

I guess the problem is the cataloguing nature of the site. When you click on an album you usually get options for format (cd, vinyl, digital, etc.) and sometimes half a dozen versions (various regions, reissues), with options to rate and review. A compromise could be to just select the default version and n/a for format (with just check boxes?). I'll see if this has been suggested. Are you wanting to rate them?

lrsn (larssen), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm not so bothered about rating stuff to begin with it, would just be nice to have a less intimidating way of getting large numbers of things on there in the first place. I may be wishing for more than is possible but I doubt I'm the only one with these feelings about it.

Thanks for considered answers to my not very carefully considered beefs btw! :)

Perhaps searching for artist and format could be done initially to filtering the choices? Country of origin even, I know (for instance) that 90% of my Björk records would be One Little Indian (UK) and not Elektra (US & Other) releases.

Bodyrox feat. Luciano Pavarotti (fandango), Sunday, 7 January 2007 00:32 (fifteen years ago) link

i primarily use the rym website to track releases by year and note forthcoming release dates by creating lists. I am a significant uploader of new release info on rateyourmusic.com in the past 2 years.

The creation of personal lists is a different function from cataloguing what's in your collection. However the list format may be a simpler and more convenient method of presenting your music interests by year anyway, and you can still place notes / personal reviews on the list pages.

I don't use the rym website for personal ratings, so i am the wrong person to ask about these features.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Sunday, 7 January 2007 14:00 (fifteen years ago) link

great 1.5-star review of Killing Joke's Night Time:

Check out the singer on the cover. That's your expression that is - when you listen to this album.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 8 January 2007 05:41 (fifteen years ago) link

(I really really like Night Time though)

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 8 January 2007 05:41 (fifteen years ago) link

I get a kick out of the site personally. I'm not sure I can explain why. Maybe it's just a fun way to catalog your collection (something I never even considered doing before). The compatability lists are also really interesting to see.

I've never even LOOKED at the message boards so I don't know about those. I've also never paid much attention to the general rankings (this record is ranked #17 for 1988, etc., though the SINGLES ratings can be interesting.) I just look up (and rate, sometimes even review) the stuff I like and then sometimes look up other people who like the stuff I like and see what else they like (and take notes if it's something I've never heard or maybe gave up on).

Also, I like the reviews. But then I tend to prefer "real people" music reviews (especially when they're short and to-the-point) over reviews from professional critics. And the reviews on RYM are, I find, a little more varied than those on Amazon. Amazon reviewers tend to be either gushing fans or venomous haters. There's more middle ground on RYM, I find.

http://rateyourmusic.com/~JasonHernandez

J. Hernandez (Pinball), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 00:01 (fifteen years ago) link

five months pass...

So this + wikipedia (and amg I guess) basically makes Discogs obsolete, no?

These Robust Cookies, Monday, 2 July 2007 04:54 (fourteen years ago) link

like Woolworths makes HMV obsolete?

fandango, Monday, 2 July 2007 08:07 (fourteen years ago) link

seriously, NO.

I like rateyourmusic fine but it is anything but thorough, detailed, informative as any kind of online catalouge.

Especially so for the kinds of music (dahnce) that don't tend to be consumed in an album format.

AMG made itself obsolete...

fandango, Monday, 2 July 2007 08:13 (fourteen years ago) link

I may have been bitching unfairly upthread btw. It DID look like an incredibly daunting process at first but (if you're fast with keyboard shortcuts & window tabbing & can get iTunes to fart out some kind of text list in advance...) I actually found it pretty easy to get my collection on there in the end. ok I needed a spare afternoon but yeah, it's got some fun features and some moderately useful ones too.

fandango, Monday, 2 July 2007 08:18 (fourteen years ago) link

The update has certainly made RYM a bit more user-friendly.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:58 (fourteen years ago) link

*its...

tangenttangent, Saturday, 7 November 2020 10:36 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Not only is RYM woefully lacking in the classical department (loads of missing releases + extra gatekeeping before you can add them yourself – basically a full time job), it’s in the throes of a tiny cabal of pseudo enthusiasts who rate everything between 0.5 and 1.5 and I can’t imagine a more joyless, detestable bunch (their overall taste is usually shit, to boot, as their precious few 4.5s tend to demonstrate).

I was listening to Younghi Pagh-Paan’s Silken Thread (Wergo, 2020) last night and thinking about what a stupidly underrated composer she is and how much I enjoy this particular album, only to check, out of idle curiosity, whether it had been added to the database. Sure enough, the usual suspects slapped a 1 and a 0.5 on it, respectively, and I just can’t imagine keeping up one’s edgelord act for this long.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:51 (one year ago) link

It’s also trivially easy to correct for, RYM can just silently drop all ratings from people who rate 3000+ albums.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:36 (one year ago) link

Yeah the different cabals out to ruin most genres are obnoxious, see basically any mainstream pop record too. Not sure I agree with Siegbran's fix though, I mean I myself have more than 3,000 records in my collection and all rated. I'd hate to lose those.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:54 (one year ago) link

I mean, don't get me wrong. That site is filled with awful people and I'm very happy that I've never even set foot into the forums over there. But I long ago started tracking my collection there and I find it useful for that.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:56 (one year ago) link

the site does deweight negative ratings from people who give a lot of negative ratings

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:59 (one year ago) link

those classical edgelords need to be uh yeeted into the sun (i believe that's the au courant terminology) tho

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:00 (one year ago) link

Modern Icaruses, truly.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:06 (one year ago) link

whereas i tend to give positive ratings, so if i rate something low, it fucking means something

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:08 (one year ago) link

looking at you, cigarettes after sex, the worst band in the world

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:08 (one year ago) link

I’m pretty much the same. I don’t actively seek out music I’m unlikely to enjoy so most of my negative ratings are for hyped releases I want to dis numerically (‘cause I can’t help but check some of them out) and disappointments. I also only recently resumed rating stuff after deleting all of my stars a while back so the overall grading scheme skews even more heavily than usual toward the upper end, since I started by re-adding almost every single 4.0+ album I can think of. A couple of years should correct that tendency, though.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:15 (one year ago) link

I don’t actively seek out music I’m unlikely to enjoy

yeah i put my time in on RYM and one of the main life lessons i learned was that its pretty easy to avoid hearing a lot of music that you hate. anyone with a significant amount of 1 or .5 ratings is automatically suspect imo. i also made a point to not rate anything without posting a review as well, so a lot of stuff that i didnt have a coherent opinion on other than realizing right away that i hated it or it was Not For Me, i wouldnt bother rating it, just move on, so after thousands of ratings i feel like i probably had vanishingly small amounts of 1s and .5s.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:30 (one year ago) link

Yeah, that’s a solid policy. I only rate something 3.0+ if I’ve heard it at least twice. For lower ratings, life’s just too short, so I don’t bother giving them another spin in most cases, unless it very clearly feels like I’m missing something essential that I could grasp some day.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:35 (one year ago) link

For instance, if we stick to last year’s chart toppers, I generally like Fiona Apple and clipping. so I felt the need to hear their latest at least twice before giving them a middling rating but I don’t care enough for Lianne La Havas’s blandcore to revise my opinion.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:41 (one year ago) link

Lianne La Havas’s blandcore

this marks the official opening of EOY hostilities and I am so here for it

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:45 (one year ago) link

I’m sad to report that I’ll be sitting out this year’s main ILM poll so you can expect the rollout’s positivity quotient to shoot up by at least 200%.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 18:00 (one year ago) link

i have some bugbears, possibly

imago, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 18:10 (one year ago) link

la havas is great imo, clipping was equally enjoyable. i can't handle fiona apple for some reason.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 22:27 (one year ago) link

La Havas and Apple are both easy to like, it's Clipping I can't seem to handle.
For all the dud responses, it seems a lot of ILXors have an account on RYM. A list would be nice. That way we can generate a Top of the year and also cancel all the polls.

Nabozo, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:36 (one year ago) link

My EOY picks (still in progress for a couple of more weeks):

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/pomenitul/2020-highlights-in-progress/

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:53 (one year ago) link

xp haha. Like some others here, I just use it as a listening log. For that: Classic. Only when the poll here comes around do I really look back, re-listen to more things and try to sort it all out. I don't treat rating seriously (that would mean multiple listens before I've "logged" anything). If I just make it to the end of an album it's getting at least a 3. I've got many 4's to sort out for the poll.

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 7 January 2021 17:00 (one year ago) link

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/o_nate/best-music-of-2020/

still in progress

o. nate, Thursday, 7 January 2021 20:26 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Am I just a bit slow catching up with a recent design tweak? Quite like it. (As someone who predominantly uses it for search I've been screaming for a larger search box for ages.)

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:27 (eleven months ago) link

It came into effect like 3h ago, so not slow at all! I quite like it too.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:30 (eleven months ago) link

I figured it must have been fairly new but one can never be sure...

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 18:17 (eleven months ago) link

looks nice but uh...how do you edit your reviews now?

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:20 (eleven months ago) link

Hmmm… looks like that's no longer an option.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:26 (eleven months ago) link

good to see it's not just me

I know shitpost-style reviews would get unpublished and you'd be barred from trying to review that album again, I figured maybe they thought my reviews were so good that they didn't want me to ever change them

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:30 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ratings as of this writing: 73,041

How.

https://rateyourmusic.com/~Vivnm

pomenitul, Saturday, 20 February 2021 21:44 (ten months ago) link

I think by clicking on those little stars

brimstead, Saturday, 20 February 2021 22:06 (ten months ago) link

The 'dominant rym userbase' is difficult to define, from my perspective there's not a group of popular core users like there was 10 years ago, now it feels like a more much bigger fragmented userbase in its place. In that time it has felt like has been a shift towards more 4chan/reddit users but you could argue that that is generally true of discussing music anywhere on the internet (except here?!). The shoutboxes were a nice idea imo and on the less popular releases they're actually home to some reasonable chat, it's obviously much worse on the popular/hyped releases.

I agree it's awful for classical music and there's a lot of electronic music missing still (but has gotten much better). The amount of users following hip hop on there has improved massively, thankfully it's not just me and 2 other users adding regional rap and everyone else listening to boom bap anymore.

I barely interact with the main userbase, the improvements the site has made over the last 5 years or so has meant that I can just rely on following artists/labels and users I have some commonality with, which is brilliant because I don't have to work so hard to keep up with everything I'm interested in.

They should ditch the Sonemic idea.

RYMsnitch, Sunday, 21 February 2021 10:13 (ten months ago) link

I barely interact with the main userbase, the improvements the site has made over the last 5 years or so has meant that I can just rely on following artists/labels and users I have some commonality with, which is brilliant because I don't have to work so hard to keep up with everything I'm interested in.

This is exactly how I approach it and why RYM is totally classic.

pomenitul, Sunday, 21 February 2021 16:48 (ten months ago) link

Not a big fan of recent design change. Search engine doesn't seem to work as well and dropped filters etc in the process. So now instead of having to/being able to select all releases or whatever it now seems to just search everything from what you've entered and then list them in categories. Not sure if it lists as much.
Seems like a bit of a backward step. Is it an improvement at all?

Stevolende, Monday, 22 February 2021 00:32 (ten months ago) link

You can still filter, just click on the empty search bar and there's a downwards arrow next where it says everything with your categories

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 22 February 2021 12:23 (ten months ago) link

Not being careful with film spoiler tags can get you banned, according to rules! Some sites would benefit from a heavy hand but this is a bit weird.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:04 (ten months ago) link

Okay, this review of the new Hold Steady record was great, even as someone who generally likes THS:

Sounds like a boomer doing slam poetry in an elevator. Kinda cringe but instrumentation is ok for elevator rock I guess. Think I will forget about this album in a week.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:27 (ten months ago) link

ten months pass...

Did someone say there is a penalty for writing too many 5 star reviews because I've been meaning to get back on but I mostly want to review my favorite stuff which will be mostly 5 stars

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:32 (one week ago) link

aiui— not a penalty penalty, but they stop factoring your scores into the overall average. works the same way for 1 star ratings, iirc.

another reason rym is stupid.

and i tried this past summer. fuck me, did i try. but i just don't have the patience for it.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:05 (one week ago) link

*too many 1 star ratings

but what's "too many" — no idea.

it could also just be an internet folklore thing that has no truth behind it and every one of those kanye west things i rated one half star actually matters.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:08 (one week ago) link

how the algorithm works is not exactly known, which I think is intentional because for some reason people really love to try to game it. I've been wondering about this myself since 90% of my ratings are 3.0+. I don't really spend much time with albums I don't like and I don't find a whole lot of albums irredeemable. But I think the "deweighting" applies more to the people who slap .5's on like 10,000 different albums. I haven't seen your profile (are YOU on the ILXors on RYM list?) but I suspect you probably don't have anything to worry about.

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:17 (one week ago) link

how the algorithm works is not exactly known, which I think is intentional because for some reason people really love to try to game it.

the modern world in a nutshell.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:26 (one week ago) link

(goes to vote all pixies releases one half star)

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:26 (one week ago) link

are YOU on the ILXors on RYM list?

― frogbs, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:17 PM (one hour ago)

I didn't know there was one, so probably not. I've barely been active there in several years

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:29 (one week ago) link

well, what's your account

frogbs, Thursday, 13 January 2022 20:00 (six days ago) link

https://rateyourmusic.com/~iamragmar

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 13 January 2022 20:58 (six days ago) link

thanks. I think the plan was to do a custom chart amongst those users and maybe poll the top 25 or something. ILX's favorite albums and what not. but I think I need a few more users.

frogbs, Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:13 (six days ago) link

though I suspect your profile may not affect much :)

frogbs, Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:22 (six days ago) link

you can include me on the list too, username is BradNelson

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:58 (six days ago) link

oh you do have a lot of 5 stars

frogbs, Thursday, 13 January 2022 22:01 (six days ago) link

i pretty much only rate albums i would give five stars to

i assume rym does not factor in any of my ratings lol

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 January 2022 22:32 (six days ago) link


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