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Rating Files
Question How is the rating of a file calculated?
Answer File ratings are calculated using a weighted average of user ratings, rather than a straight average, so that files with a large number of high ratings will generally receive a higher rating than files with just a few, and files with many low ratings will likewise receive a lower score. For instance, if a file has mostly ratings from 8 to 10, and one person rates it a 1, the file will still have a higher rating than it would if all the ratings were simply averaged together.

Because of the weighted average, it is also possible in rare cases for a file to have a rating of slightly above 10 or below 1. This is normal.
Created 2011-08-28 00:07:00 GMT
Updated 2011-08-28 00:07:00 GMT

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