Are Crunchyroll members to generous with their ratings?
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Posted 7/21/12 , edited 7/21/12
Am I the only one who believes I cannot trust the anime ratings because i only see 4-5 stars on all animes? Maybe the only people who liked the anime actually reviews it, but how can Queen's blade get a rating of 4.5(although i admit i only saw 1 episode and dropped it). Also, I think Crunchyroll should have a Cruchyroll rating next the the user rating like most gaming website have.
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Posted 7/21/12
Reason that Queen blade's(or certain anime) have a high rating because the people that who actually watch those kind of things liked it and hence they rate it high, since you watched only episode 1 and dropped it. I guess that kind of anime is not your thing or genre. There are also people who likes those anime's that they doesn't write a big long essay review about it, they just rate it from 1-5 or in MAL, 1-10. For me, I never write a review since I'm lazy, I just rate it.

Even though, I never watch Queens blade since I didn't find it interesting even If I still like Ecchi genre and I kinda agree with you about having a CR rating feature or maybe the publisher rating.
Posted 7/21/12
I don't even bother looking at the ratings/reviews
I simply read the Synopsis , If I like it I start watching
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Posted 7/21/12
I tend to go by "popularity", most of the time. I also tend to 5 star everything, then again. Probably because I've enjoyed most of what I've seen quite thoroughly.
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Posted 7/21/12
I tend to rate CR episodes as either 1 (no) or 5 (yes)

I don't see much point in the between ratings as I'm not a critic and don't care to point out all the flaws in the story and/or animation...

So, it's either I like or I don't like

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Posted 7/22/12
This is why youtube invented the up and down system
Posted 7/22/12
The ratings are a product of people who lack the ability to critique something.
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Posted 7/22/12
It's because only people who actually like it vote.
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Posted 7/22/12 , edited 7/22/12
True only the people who like it actually vote. Think for a second and ask would you purposefully go to a page just to vote an anime down? I hated Demon King Daimao, but I didn't actually vote on it. After I hit post reply button I'm going to see it's rating.

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After checking 2,600+ voted 5 stars and only 21 voted 1 for DKD in the example above. Well, I do remember the "Impressions of" thread for DKD and as the series came to an end the show was "Rushed" and so many other flaws that I wonder how it rates so high, but then again people who won't watch it don't go to the anime's page to give it either a vote up to pad the number or won't bother to vote at all to show a more realistic rating. I'd give DKD a 1 star myself.
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Posted 7/22/12
I don't bother looking at the ratings. I start a show, if I like it I would watch it. If not I won't watch it. Sometimes my friends recommend me shows which I would like cause they know what types of Anime I prefer. So at the end of the day. It's not the rating you should see but rather the show itself.
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