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RE: The raters farewell

I too have been a victim. My lessons consistently get 5's & 4's but each of my lessons has recieved a 1 in the past several months, just one each. Is there a way to see all the ratings each person here has recieved? Maybe there is one person who has no 1's, if so, what would that imply? I really don't feel that strongly about it, just adding to Bruce Maag's observations.

Jim
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Re: RE: The raters farewell

5/7/2002 4:41 PM

Steve Cass (14763) wrote:

I checked out some of the previous postings on this topic. I suppose it's been pretty well covered, but here's my .02

If what I've written helps one person, I'm totally happy. And I've already gotten that kind of feedback, so everything else is gravy after this. There are alot of pranksters who probably go through some of the lessons and just give low scores just to be junior butwipes.

But there are people who've looked at my lessons and given low scores. Maybe they didn't get what I was trying to say. Maybe they didn't see the words Yngwie or superflexomixolydian or something. I don't know. I don't care.

I'm just going to put out the best I can.

It's alot like learning to write lyrics and complete songs. If you publish them, you're fair game for all sorts of opinions. If you specifically ask for critiques of lyrics, look out, you're gonna get a ton of different angles from a slew of different 'successful' writers.

Ya got to develop a thick skin and learn from some things people say. 'Take what you need and leave the rest' is what I usually see at the end of each good critique!

Steve



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5/8/2002 6:28 AM

Dominic Hatchuel (4861) wrote:

superflexomixolydian. one of my favourite
scale sounds. close second to the
humdingerphrygiolocrian.

he he he



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5/8/2002 4:10 PM

Steve Cass (14763) wrote:

good'n! lol

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5/7/2002 5:27 PM

Chester Horton (10480) wrote:

Oh yeah right . so if I have no 1's then automatically I must be the 1 rater then huh. Or maybe its just that they haven't gotten around to me (or someone else who may have no 1's. I actually have gotten 1 for each of my lessons).
I think it is a good idea that we cannot see other peoples rating for just this reason. Who really cares who it is. We already know that whoever it is, is a jerk. Probably some kid with nothing better to do.
Now me, I choose to ignore the 1's and take seriously the other ratings whether they be 3 4 or 5. Its not really that important after all , is it?
Chet

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5/7/2002 6:33 PM

Tracy Hardy Johnson (11666) wrote:

I've said this before, but why not again . . . my personal feeling (it makes me feel better) is that raters who rate a "1" aren't reading the instructions.

Many, many people on this earth do not take time to read instructions carefully, or are not verbal learners and just don't learn by reading. Just ask me how many high-paid professionals are unable to run the fax machine in our office despite my meticulous printed instructions. They don't learn that way, someone has to show them.

So I comfort myself by thinking that a "1" is from a person who thinks 1 is the highest (as in we're # 1!).

Now, when I get a 3, I KNOW it's from someone who feels it's middle-of-the-road.

As Steve said above, you do have to be a bit thick-skinned about it. The AVERAGE for my lessons here and at ActiveBass is in the high 4s, so most people have found something useful. When I get personal feedback on a lesson it is always good, or perhaps a useful question, so I feel I am contributing something overall positive. I wouldn't let a few low numbers get you down.

Hope that cheers you up a bit!

:)



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5/7/2002 7:28 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

Wanna know the rating average of my one lesson 'Colourful Open Chords' ?? 3.5

Wanna know the rating average of my 'Finger-Dexterity Lesson' ?? 3.7

It doesn't bother me. Actually, what is important are the 'Hits'. If it isn't getting much hits, then something may be wrong. On the other hand, if it's getting tons of hits, who cares about the ratings ??

(Okay ... get ready ... I'm gonna gloat, or bloat or whatever you wanna call it ... but I'm not bragging or my head is not too big !! LOL)

My Beatles lesson --

I never imagined the views and feedback I've received from that lesson. BUT, that lesson will probably never see the 'Top 10 User Ratings List' because it's been blasted with 1's and 2's.

But who cares !! It's the hits that speak a thousand words !!

And so once again -- it's the hits, and not the ratings, that is important to me.

Also -- feedback too !!

(BTW - the people that gave my Beatles lesson 1's and 2's -- they must like the Stones better ... LOL)

Ant



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5/7/2002 10:07 PM

Darryl Roberts (5330) wrote:

I've only posted 3 or 4 lessons, and like you guys, have gotten mixed ratings on all of them. Honestly, I also care more about the hits, but it is really nice to get a "5" once in a while...and the "1's" suck...LoL...even so, it's more about hits for me - that's always the first thing I check.

=0)



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5/7/2002 10:07 PM

Tracy Hardy Johnson (11666) wrote:

I agree totally, Ant, if the lessons keep getting action, folks must actually be USING them, not just a few curious folks taking a look.

What's interesting to me is that many of the feedback messages I get are not from members. That suggests to me that the majority of users of this site are NOT members, but just folks making use of the great amount of information available right from the homepage.

:)



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5/8/2002 7:39 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

Precisely !! Most of my feedback were from non-members.

I've had nothing but positive FB from that lesson.

The ones that really hit you are the ones that say "I haven't played the guitar in quite sometime, but when I saw how easy it was to play the Beatles from your lesson, I couldn't wait to get home to play".

Gosh -- that feels good.

(Sorry folks -- am I gloating or what ??)



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5/9/2002 1:59 PM

Tracy Hardy Johnson (11666) wrote:

Gloat away, Ant, you've earned it!

The interesting ones for me are from those for whom English is a second language, but still feel moved to let me know they liked it.

:)

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