Equipment Ratings Suggestion

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  1. tennis.yellow.balls

    tennis.yellow.balls New User

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    TW -- maybe this has been asked before, but would TW every considering putting in a rating system like stars or whatever icon symbol you want to use?

    For example, if I was looking at a string, for me to know how good or bad it is based on customer feedback, I would need to read all the reviews to see if it was a good or bad review, but if you had a rating system for all your equipment (from rackets to strings to shoes to accessories), it would help a lot. I could just read a bad or good review directly without weeding through all the reviews. A good example is Amazon, which has a star rating system. It's very help in terms of see how many good reviews, medium, and bad reviews a product has and an overall sense of the product average. Maybe there is a plug-in for vBulletin that can be modified to fit TW's message board.

    Just a suggestion. Thanks :)
     
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  2. SFrazeur

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    The problem is that such ratings are subjective. For example: some people will rate a powerful racquet, like a pure drive, low because it is too powerful for their preference. Ratings are great for electronics or hardware where speed, processing or build quality is of issue.

    -SF
     
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  3. tennis.yellow.balls

    tennis.yellow.balls New User

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    Correct!

    SF, thanks for your comments. I agree with you 100% that ratings are subjective. I would just like a way to see the good, bad, and whatever else type reviews that are left on the stuff on TW website. I've read through many feedbacks on certain strings and the majority of them are praising the strings and then only find one negative one. I wish I could have a choice to read that one negative one first, just to see it, even if it's subjective. Maybe I'm thinking of categorizing the review as a positive/like or negative/dislike review versus an actual rating system.
     
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  4. Alex78

    Alex78 Semi-Pro

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    There's a ratings database on the stringforum, which actually is rather helpful. As for ratings being subjective, a large enough sample can be informative if you have some detailed information coming with every rating (like playing level and style, experience, racket used, etc.).
     
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