Sunday, March 23, 2008

New Rating Scale

After much discussion Peggy and I have decided to change the rating scale on Invisible Diner. In the past we used a 5 star rating scale 1 being worse and 5 being best. While it is simple and easy to understand, we felt it does not give a wide enough range to accurately represent the differences between restaurants. There are so many restaurant choices out there with so many varying degrees of style and offerings, we felt it did not do them justice to only offer up to 5 stars.

What we have come up with is a bit more complicated, but it should offer a more representative rating based more on predetermined criteria rather then personal opinions and feelings. It is an effort to make the reviews less about emotion and more about objectivity. Of course only time will tell if this is the best way to go so please feel free to give feedback.

The new scale is 1-10 with 1 being worse and 10 being best. Reviews will take into consideration 5 factors with each factor being worth two points. For extreme instances we reserve the right to go up to 2 points negative. The factors we will consider are as follows:

-Overall Value

We will not change the scale on reviews posted prior to today; however reviews from this day forward will be based on the new scale. As always, thank you for visiting Invisible Diner.

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