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I never realised some of the BGG community were so childish.

I was wondering why Space Hulk had slipped so many places so took a look at the ratings it had been given. Low and behold we have LOTS of 1's, even by people who admit to having not played it, all because of the Games Workshop letter asking for some copyrighted content to be removed.

I've no problem with anyone hating GW, and GW could of handled things more delicately, but I really think it is very immature reaction to rate a game on this basis, Space Hulk or otherwise.

Or is this how we do things now on BGG, rate a game as a 1 purely down to some personal gripe with the company without regard for the actual game?
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Wow, here it goes again.

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For those of you who clicked this thread not expecting a rehashed donkey-whipping debate, I present to you a question in the form of a New Scientist article:

Exploding asteroid. Random physics or Genestealer Hulk crash?

Well, it was more interesting than an argument.
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I'm not opening up the GW bebate.

I'm asking if it is acceptable mature behaviour, and acceptable by the MODS, to rate a game without playing it purely on your personal opinion of the company?

Personally I don't like WOTC, but I still rate Star Wars minis & RPG a 10.
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Ugavine wrote:
I'm not opening up the GW bebate.


Err that's exactly what you're doing...let's just close the thread.
 
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SilverSam wrote:
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I'm not opening up the GW bebate.


Err that's exactly what you're doing...let's just close the thread.

NO I AM NOT. I really don't care what people think about GW and have no interest in geting involved with the legality issue of GW or BGG.

Change the thread title then. My enquiry is to do with Games ratings being manipulated.
 
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This is why I pay no mind to ratings. Ratings dont effect my purchases. If I enjoy playing something I'll play it regardless of what my peers on BGG say.

Ratings arent that big of a deal.
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
This is why I pay no mind to ratings. Ratings dont effect my purchases. If I enjoy playing something I'll play it regardless of what my peers on BGG say.

Ratings arent that big of a deal.

Oh I agree.

And apologies if anyone thinks I'm trolling/baiting or opening old wounds. That is not my intention. BGG & RPG Geek are my favourite websites and I want to help where I can and support them. So when I see the sites being abused it upsets me.
 
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Wow, here it goes again.
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I don't think this is a rehash.
It's basically saying how unhelpful it is for people to rate games (high or low) who've never played them.
Something I agree with.
 
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
This is why I pay no mind to ratings. Ratings dont effect my purchases. If I enjoy playing something I'll play it regardless of what my peers on BGG say.

Ratings arent that big of a deal.


Is it effect or affect? Irregardless, of my many attempts I invaluably get it wrong.
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Yes, it's immature. Yes, according to the community rules its acceptable. This debate has been argued countless times already.
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I would say the handful of people that rated it a 1 with the comment GW suck are still better users of the system than the 1600 that rated with no comment at all.

What would you have the admins do about it? The best you would achieve is a few more uncommented 1s.
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vandemonium wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
This is why I pay no mind to ratings. Ratings dont effect my purchases. If I enjoy playing something I'll play it regardless of what my peers on BGG say.

Ratings arent that big of a deal.


Is it effect or affect? Irregardless, of my many attempts I invaluably get it wrong.


What has been the affect of getting it wrong?
How do you think this problem has effected your life?
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Ugavine wrote:


I was wondering why Space Hulk had slipped so many places so took a look at the ratings it had been given. Low and behold we have LOTS of 1's, even by people who admit to having not played it, all because of the Games Workshop letter asking for some copyrighted content to be removed.


You forgot the inordinate amount of 10's in the opposite direction of this argument. To get a fair assessment of this game you will have to address the 10's as well as the 1's.
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sbauer9 wrote:
vandemonium wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
This is why I pay no mind to ratings. Ratings dont effect my purchases. If I enjoy playing something I'll play it regardless of what my peers on BGG say.

Ratings arent that big of a deal.


Is it effect or affect? Irregardless, of my many attempts I invaluably get it wrong.


What has been the affect of getting it wrong?
How do you think this problem has effected your life?


I know you are trying to be helpful but I just don't get it shake Can an affect be effected?
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Ugavine wrote:
I never realised some of the BGG community were so childish.

I was wondering why Space Hulk had slipped so many places so took a look at the ratings it had been given. Low and behold we have LOTS of 1's, even by people who admit to having not played it, all because of the Games Workshop letter asking for some copyrighted content to be removed.

I've no problem with anyone hating GW, and GW could of handled things more delicately, but I really think it is very immature reaction to rate a game on this basis, Space Hulk or otherwise.

Or is this how we do things now on BGG, rate a game as a 1 purely down to some personal gripe with the company without regard for the actual game?


Which all begs the question.. why is Puerto Rico #2 when it is .000002 higher the ratings than Agricola at 3:17pm last friday????

The horse is dead.

Sony has my 9 year "no purchases" record. Perhaps GW will beat their record. Or they could start working with the community and offer a sincere apology and we could still be friends.
 
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vandemonium wrote:


I know you are trying to be helpful but I just don't get it shake Can an affect be effected?


If you are going to affect ignorance I am not sure I can help you, you will have to suffer the effects on your own.

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The horse is dead.

Sony has my 9 year "no purchases" record. ...


I am sorry about your horse, did Sony kill it?
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sbauer9 wrote:

maxo-texas wrote:

The horse is dead.

Sony has my 9 year "no purchases" record. ...


I am sorry about your horse, did Sony kill it?


The horse bought heavily into HD-DVD.
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syphon wrote:
sbauer9 wrote:

maxo-texas wrote:

The horse is dead.

Sony has my 9 year "no purchases" record. ...


I am sorry about your horse, did Sony kill it?


The horse bought heavily into HD-DVD.


Ouch, but I hear it still has the best pony porn.
 
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vandemonium wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
This is why I pay no mind to ratings. Ratings dont effect my purchases. If I enjoy playing something I'll play it regardless of what my peers on BGG say.

Ratings arent that big of a deal.


Is it effect or affect? Irregardless, of my many attempts I invaluably get it wrong.


Theres a point in life where its just better to stop trying than beat your head against the wall.
 
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sbauer9 wrote:
I would say the handful of people that rated it a 1 with the comment GW suck are still better users of the system than the 1600 that rated with no comment at all.

What would you have the admins do about it? The best you would achieve is a few more uncommented 1s.

This is why I do try and write something about a game I've rated. While I may rate a game after a single play I never rate a game I have not played.

The purpose of BGG, or so I see it, is to help the Borad Gaming community. Helping fellow gamers find a game that they might actually enjoy.
 
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It's childish. It's wrong. To me it proves that BGG community went further "into the stupid" than GW. Some people will never undestand that, because they love to have an evil enemy to beat with a stick just because they can.

No, this will not change.

Just make this thread into a poll so that we don't have to write all those pointless (and repetitory) statements.
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sbauer9 wrote:
vandemonium wrote:


I know you are trying to be helpful but I just don't get it shake Can an affect be effected?


If you are going to affect ignorance I am not sure I can help you, you will have to suffer the effects on your own.

maxo-texas wrote:

The horse is dead.

Sony has my 9 year "no purchases" record. ...


I am sorry about your horse, did Sony kill it?


We had what should have been a minor customer service issue go very badly. Right now my "list" consists of Sony and GW. There was another company but they went out of business.

GW only initially irritated me but the followup email they sent out put me beyond irritation when it could have just as easily mollified me.


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