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Should Adult Scores Be Weight More Than A Teenager's Score In Rating Anime?
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Posted 3/1/15
Age means nothing. I've seen some great reviews from younger audiences, while I've seen great reviews from older audiences, I however love to read reviews by people who are older due to the fact that they most likely are more knowledgeable and don't rate everything a 10/10 for dumb reasons.
Posted 3/1/15 , edited 3/1/15

TheAncientOne wrote:


Okocha119 wrote:

So no more of this discrimination bullshit please.

I was a bit surprised when I saw who the OP for this thread was, considering this:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-890425/bad-anime-that-you-love?fpid=49362873


I copied and pasted it cause it entertained me in MAL.
Posted 3/1/15 , edited 3/1/15
am truly appalled at these proposals.... a review is not something that complex... it isn't a research paper or a scientific journal.. it's just a piece of writing stating reasons for why you like something or why don't like something :-/

completely subjective. if someone says they like a certain anime because they thought the mecha action was cool... it doesn't mean their opinion is less worthy just because you don't like mecha... or you think they are 14 years old and their opinion isn't as good as yours...

you don't need to have an age requirement or... a literary degree... all these proposals are ridiculous and I hope nobody actually consider implementing them

Posted 3/1/15
There are no age limits to weebness ...

so no.
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Posted 3/1/15
That's a hilarious proposal, even as I hold the belief that older fans absolutely have better thought out, better informed opinions on most things...
it's still preposterous.
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Posted 3/1/15
No. I've met kids that were smarter than me and old people that were dumber. Age is important when considering experience, but there is more than age that goes into opinion.
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Posted 3/1/15 , edited 3/1/15
I'll say maybe, since the dividing line is rather arbitrary. The OP has the implicit assumption that adults are better at rating than teenagers, as if "maturity" level is a deciding factor. I'll agree that maturity can impact how people rate a show, but it is only a factor amongst many.

Others have commented on the ability to filter based on age, which would be interesting, but I'd prefer to see it done as a bar chart showing age groupings, perhaps in 5-10 year bundles. That would provide useful visual information. For instance, a show that is highly rated by young teens (10-15) but not other groups would probably not appeal to adults.

Rating systems, however, need to provide "quality" metrics so that people can determine how skewed the values are. If you have studied statistics, you'll know that a statistics such as "this show has been ranked 7/10" is somewhat meaningless without knowing more about how that number was calculated and the distribution of the data. If only 3 people have rated the show, the value is pretty worthless. If 5000 people rated the show, but the distribution was bimodal--for instance, a large group really hated it, but another really loved it--then that is very useful information.

MAL provides some useful metrics, but not enough, imo. This is where ANN does a much better job.

I will also add that dismissing such statistics as being un-useful since ratings and reviews are subjective is missing the point. Individual reviews and ratings are indeed subjective. In aggregate, they provide interesting information since the subjectiveness tends to "average" out.
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Posted 3/1/15
Nah you still have your fair share of idiot adults and non idiot kids
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Posted 3/1/15
I don't think so, everyone's opinion is equally valid. Just because I am close in age to another person does not mean we will agree, or even have similar taste in shows.
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Posted 3/1/15
just because someone is older, that does not automatically make him/her have "better" taste in anime
besides, it's extremely easy to fake your age, so the whole point is moot (a teenager could easily pretend to be a 20+ year old)
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Posted 3/1/15
I think everyone should be counted equally, but at the same time I would like to see a demographic break up.

Take the ANN SAO ratings for example:


I am really curious to see the ages of the people who voted SAO as a Masterpiece. Personally, I'd say it's Very Good at its best, and weak at its worst. Its quality fluctuates, a lot.
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Posted 3/1/15
Sure, right after we set up the Sibyl System to weed out the bad apples first.
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Posted 3/1/15
uh , no

there are some really mature kids out there and there's some really immature adults so either way it doesn't matter lol
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Posted 3/1/15
it is a good idea but there is a huge flaw, it is true that older users can analyze an anime a lot better BUT when rating adults will usually rate based on whether or not they enjoyed the series. This is a HUGE flaw, say your 24 and you are watching a childish show like sonic X (can't think of a childish show atm) you'd probably give it a 5/10 because it doesn't interest you, correct? but you are forgetting that some shows target younger viewers, so it wouldnt be fair to have an adult to have a greater say in anime for kids
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Posted 3/1/15 , edited 3/1/15
What happened to everyone being equal
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