Old 11th July 2001, 23:05   #1
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how can they rate if they dont review??? they dont comment.. no comment means perfect.. so why do they give 4 stars all over and not 5 then???
please clear the blurred areas for me please.. am bit gutted by the 4 stars.. coz there are many skins that have skinner traces and also get 4

i think the woodshop deserves defo 5 stars for originality!! but then again, am not winamp reviewing team

thanx to listening to my little rant.. i didnt see a topic on this before so i started one MJ.. if i was wrong.. please put this in that topic


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Old 11th July 2001, 23:08   #2
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and why are all the fields of the staff rating all same amount of stars on every skin? always 4 stars.. or on all fields 3½ its a bit fishy..

whats going on?


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Old 11th July 2001, 23:08   #3
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it happens all the time
take this one for a example:
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Old 11th July 2001, 23:10   #4
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since when are those staffrating statistics there?

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Old 11th July 2001, 23:12   #5
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i think they now only reflect the number of stars the skin already had.. and they will be altering them when they go through the database.. well.. i hope this is the fact...

well.. i hope it would stop the bombers and flamers in the reviews!!!


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Old 11th July 2001, 23:32   #6
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Lynx and anyone else,

Just got off chatting to Denny, he's the dealio

The staff review box?

It's the first step towards the overhaul of the review system, consider this the first brick in the wall, more good stuff coming soon.

Now be patient a little longer, change is happening, just be patient

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Old 11th July 2001, 23:39   #7
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I AM JUST SOOOOOO estatic that something at least something was done!

I dont care if most of my skins rated 3.5 - 4 stars, im just happy as hell something is changing that means things are pointing up....now all they have to do is sort the skins by overall staff reviews...




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Old 11th July 2001, 23:43   #8
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so those staff ratings will be altered in due time???


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Old 11th July 2001, 23:51   #9
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Old 11th July 2001, 23:51   #10
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so those staff ratings will be altered in due time???
I don't have an answer for that.

All I know, is this is the first step towards review panels, seperate staff/public reviews etc etc , the exact details still to be hammered out, but based in part on the massive review panel document that this forum put together several weeks ago.

Just be patient, don't let the bombers bait you and it'll all come good

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Old 11th July 2001, 23:52   #11
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Wow, well this is certainly different. Pretty sweet 2.
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Old 12th July 2001, 00:09   #12
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Old 12th July 2001, 00:18   #13
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wow - this staff review box is cool
thanks Nullsoft & our busy mods

is it wise to resubmit (edit) a skin now or should I still wait a little bit until the major changes are in place ?


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Old 12th July 2001, 00:30   #14
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wow - this staff review box is cool
thanks Nullsoft & our busy mods

is it wise to resubmit (edit) a skin now or should I still wait a little bit until the major changes are in place ?
Heh, can't answer that one for you either, want my personal advice, sub it anyhow either as a new skin or a re-sub, just get it out there
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Old 12th July 2001, 00:44   #15
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thanks Mr Jones
will rework the DFX a little bit and then resubmit it ..
<uhm> I did the same with another skin on May 13th - till now it is still unpublished - is this normal ? <justasking >
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Old 12th July 2001, 00:45   #16
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ahhh - my 300th message
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Old 12th July 2001, 01:11   #17
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I think 300 is enough
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Old 12th July 2001, 05:56   #18
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nahhhh, you've got to have 1000 I believe. lol

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Old 12th July 2001, 08:43   #19
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now the staff review equals the rating the skin already had by the public.. and we all know thos eare not fair.. so i hope some review panel will alter those.. when there are good rules on how to judge skins...


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Old 12th July 2001, 08:43   #20
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this review box is really cool At least now I know that something IS happening.


I hope that they'll chhange the ratings though I don't know how they wanna re-rate millions of skins...


hmmm...and how will this stop bombers?



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Old 12th July 2001, 13:08   #21
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hmmm...and how will this stop bombers?
Maybe they will sort skins by Panel review instead of public review....You'll have 2 sets of ratings....

One can be the "peoples" skin, the other the "panels" skin...


I guess we'll just have to wait.
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Old 12th July 2001, 13:22   #22
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Looks like the first step is a more comprehensive staff review with seperate ratings for different parts of the doohicky.

Now I am guessing (100% accuratley I imagine) that the way they saved themselves 8 months work re-rating every single thing in the DB was to take the single star rating and copy it to each of the sub ratings. Voila.

As to the suggested drop all your skins to get them re-rated when the new system goes live.

um are you stupid???

We all know how slow the system is, imagine how much slower it would be if you all submit all your skins again!

Wait until the new system is finished, and bugs are ironed out and see if the submission process speeds up. If it totally fixes everything and the system goes like shit off a shovel then re-submit if you really really really need the ego boost. But until then you'll only make things worse.

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Old 12th July 2001, 13:25   #23
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but then still the bombers win.. good skins are lowrated.. coz you just copy those ratings.. wont it be all corrected in time? or would that be madness??


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HIT MY SIG, i got 4.5 from staff, my skin is rated 3.5 from the "people" oh and mad dog.
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Old 12th July 2001, 14:10   #26
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but then still the bombers win.. good skins are lowrated.. coz you just copy those ratings.. wont it be all corrected in time? or would that be madness??
Can you read?

The staff ratings have been changed so they rate on several sub cats producing an overall in the process I guess.

Now rather than have the staff redo all the staff ratings then the existing rated skins have had their staff subratings created by copying the previous one staff rating.

Nothing to do with all the crappy user reviews (the bomber reviews).

Now if you think the staff ratings are crappy I guess it's tough luck, they didn't like your skin.

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Old 12th July 2001, 14:27   #27
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Now rather than have the staff redo all the staff ratings then the existing rated skins have had their staff subratings created by copying the previous one staff rating.
but i never had a review on it..and i still think skins have to be re-rated.. coz its not fair to give a skinner skin a staff review of 4,5 and my skin only 4.. yes compared to a skinner skin i call 4 stars only 4..

and i dont find it correct that all the subcategories are same amount.. i think orriginality is more then 4 stars and maybe other category only 4


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Old 12th July 2001, 14:41   #28
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by The Only Lynx
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but i never had a review on it..and i still think skins have to be re-rated.. coz its not fair to give a skinner skin a staff review of 4,5 and my skin only 4.. yes compared to a skinner skin i call 4 stars only 4..

and i dont find it correct that all the subcategories are same amount.. i think orriginality is more then 4 stars and maybe other category only 4
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It's the first step towards the overhaul of the review system, consider this the first brick in the wall, more good stuff coming soon.
You don't build a house in a day, your asking for everything at once, let the system get put in place as Mike said, let the bugs get ironed out.

I've been working on similar network upgrades, server upgrades, database upgrades at work on a specific project for over two years now, things take time, try something, run it, see if it works, if it works then move onto step two etc etc.

give it time.....
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Old 12th July 2001, 14:44   #29
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mike said they wont look at already submitted skins and they took the orriginal staff reviews [if i ever got one] so.. am only asking for some light.. coz its still unclear to me...

will or will the staff ratings be updated or not? if not i think theyre not fair at all.. if so.. good job


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Old 12th July 2001, 15:59   #30
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I hope they delete all the crappy skinning program skins in the process...
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Old 14th April 2005, 02:06   #31
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Hello, I'm a new Winamp skinner and I finally got my first skin submitted. However, it is now available for download yet I recieved nothing for a staff review. Does the staff review come later? It would be helpful to recieve some feedback so I know where to start on my revisions.

Here is my skin. Thank you!
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Generated skin ==> No review


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Old 14th April 2005, 02:41   #33
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The thing is that I only used a program to get me started. I spent days on it refining and editting tons of aspects on it.
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Old 14th April 2005, 02:47   #34
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Only days? that's quite minimal. On a good skin, weeks and months are spend to get it just perfect. Some skins are never really done, there are always improvements that could be made.

As for Generated skins, If it takes 5 seconds to create them, it should not take any longer to rate them.

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And why OH WHY did you revieve a 4 years old thread to ask that ?

Then again, this does bring back some nice memories.... Lynx, Simon, Nini, Cyana, Mike, Ampburner, and, umm Iverssson (I forgot he existed).... all active. Man....
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And why OH WHY did you revieve a 4 years old thread to ask that ?
Hey hey, let's not criticize people for actually using the search function.


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Old 14th April 2005, 17:10   #37
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Weeeellll, if nothing, he should've read the entire thread before posting, and he would realize that his issue had nothing to do with this.
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I think that there must be a People's rate, and a Rewievers Rate...
A skin of mine(luckily) got 4,5 stars and because of 2 reviews it was lowered to 3...we can't talk about tastes but, we can separate the people's taste from the skinners or reviewewrs test...

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