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Ghost In The 'Lac
09-07-2009, 03:29 PM
it fucking sucks lol

J-DON
09-07-2009, 03:31 PM
Ive never gotten this either. Just use 10 points because it translates easier to percentages.

I really think alot of hip hop heads only use it because of The Source's 5 Mic system.

Ghost In The 'Lac
09-07-2009, 03:38 PM
and anything below a 4/5 is seen as being basically a wack album lol. or something not worth spending money on.

even the out of 10 system is flawed though. because no ones looking at it like 5/10 = average album. 5/10 for some reason means a wack album. 7/10 is average, and 6/10 is just below average.

So the out of 10 is actually just a "out of 5" on steriods.

beautifulrock
09-07-2009, 03:40 PM
You guys are morons if you can't translate the 10 scale to 5. And the reason we use the 5 scale, is because the imbecile who keeps making the polls with 7 choices is making it impossible to do statistical analysis.

Longbongcilvaringz
09-07-2009, 03:41 PM
Because back when i was modding the section, nobody would bother putting polls on threads, so i had to go through all the threads and add them.

Since it's is easier to add 5 poll options, rather than 10, that's what i did.

That's why today, you still see younger cats throwing up 5 poll options, as a tribute to the god.

IMPACT.

beautifulrock
09-07-2009, 03:42 PM
and anything below a 4/5 is seen as being basically a wack album lol. or something not worth spending money on.

even the out of 10 system is flawed though. because no ones looking at it like 5/10 = average album. 5/10 for some reason means a wack album. 7/10 is average, and 6/10 is just below average.

So the out of 10 is actually just a "out of 5" on steriods.This is because people have taken the meaning out of the rating system by doing stupid shit like this 6/5 11/10 1000/10, just stop it. We get it, you like it. Now stop destroying the meaning of that.

Longbongcilvaringz
09-07-2009, 03:42 PM
and anything below a 4/5 is seen as being basically a wack album lol. or something not worth spending money on.

even the out of 10 system is flawed though. because no ones looking at it like 5/10 = average album. 5/10 for some reason means a wack album. 7/10 is average, and 6/10 is just below average.

So the out of 10 is actually just a "out of 5" on steriods.

Surely you're not just now realising that 5 x 2 = 10?

11th Chamber
09-07-2009, 03:43 PM
I prefer the out of 5 over out of 10

Out of 5 is easier to pinpoint how the album is

When you do out of 10, there is really no reason for the 1-5 score cause how can u say an album is a 3 out of 10 opposed to 1 out of 10. Makes no sense

Ghost In The 'Lac
09-07-2009, 03:45 PM
by "we" i meant the hip hop community (no homo), not wu corp album reviews section

Longbongcilvaringz
09-07-2009, 04:28 PM
So did i.

IMPACT.

ALCATRAZ
09-07-2009, 04:31 PM
duh legendary ghost deini

why he spell his name wrong in tha album artwork

Robert
09-07-2009, 04:33 PM
Because he's a wizard of poetry.

ALCATRAZ
09-07-2009, 04:34 PM
fair enough

Longbongcilvaringz
09-07-2009, 04:37 PM
duh legendary ghost deini

why he spell his name wrong in tha album artwork

I asked the very same question when i first saw it.

As the track is called Ghost Deini.

BUT

I have a feeling that it was originally Ghostdini but somewhere along the line it was changed, and now has been changed back the original correct spelling.

Not sure why i think this though.

Suga Duga
09-07-2009, 04:38 PM
1% teachin the kids

Steve Urkel
09-07-2009, 05:20 PM
I prefer the out of 5 over out of 10

Out of 5 is easier to pinpoint how the album is

When you do out of 10, there is really no reason for the 1-5 score cause how can u say an album is a 3 out of 10 opposed to 1 out of 10. Makes no sense

He makes a good point, its totally useless

Ghost In The 'Lac
09-07-2009, 05:27 PM
I prefer the out of 5 over out of 10

Out of 5 is easier to pinpoint how the album is

When you do out of 10, there is really no reason for the 1-5 score cause how can u say an album is a 3 out of 10 opposed to 1 out of 10. Makes no sense

but this is exactly what i was talking about here

and anything below a 4/5 is seen as being basically a wack album lol. or something not worth spending money on.

even the out of 10 system is flawed though. because no ones looking at it like 5/10 = average album. 5/10 for some reason means a wack album. 7/10 is average, and 6/10 is just below average.

So the out of 10 is actually just a "out of 5" on steriods.


Its because 5 (for whatever reason) is NOT seen as an average. If 5 WAS seen as a average score, the 10 would obviously be the much better system. So your not really preffereing the 5 scale, you just dont like how the 10 scale is being done.

Poetic Wun
09-07-2009, 05:51 PM
and anything below a 4/5 is seen as being basically a wack album lol. or something not worth spending money on.

even the out of 10 system is flawed though. because no ones looking at it like 5/10 = average album. 5/10 for some reason means a wack album. 7/10 is average, and 6/10 is just below average.

So the out of 10 is actually just a "out of 5" on steriods.
i see where he's coming from with this.
i never took the time to put this into words but if i were to, this was a good way of putting it.

i see it the way he described tho unfortunately. 6/10 = eh album to me... but personally if im basing my opinion off a review i'll read an article.

Tecknowledgist
09-07-2009, 10:23 PM
rating any album numerically will never be a good idea imo.

can you really put a number on how much you like or dislike something? ONE number for every time you listen to it?

i swear it changes everyday, unless its a bonafide classic

paragraphs > rating with numbers

Meta4
09-08-2009, 12:38 AM
I asked the very same question when i first saw it.

As the track is called Ghost Deini.

BUT

I have a feeling that it was originally Ghostdini but somewhere along the line it was changed, and now has been changed back the original correct spelling.

Not sure why i think this though.

prolly a way for you to justify it being wrong. nothin wrong wit that, its mental shit. like when a producer is mis credited for a beat. especially on a bomb album its like 'shit is so good how they fuck that up". takes away from its cohesion.