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If we end up using star ratings, the median average is preferable to the mean average, as we don't have to deal with the (above) problem

Quote from: thepenguin on August 20, 2011, 09:28:04 amIf we end up using star ratings, the median average is preferable to the mean average, as we don't have to deal with the (above) problemSo you'd prefer giving the not-working Tornado Gaurd 5 stars instead of 4. Doesn't really solve the problem, only worsens it.

Even then the difference between the median and the mean average isn't very big so I don't see what problem it can solve?

That was partly a joke on my part, posting that, because I thought it would help the discussion, Because it helps to illustrate the issues with simplifying a concept into a simple number.

Quote from: Sqaz on August 20, 2011, 09:40:28 amEven then the difference between the median and the mean average isn't very big so I don't see what problem it can solve?It can help in some cases, but not much