Originally posted by MetallichicA
If there wasn't a review team, why were ANY stars given?
It was a dark time, the site was in a state of flux, the AOL interns who reviewed skins had all gone, skins were simply not being published, to get rid of the "ITS BEEN 6 MONTHS SINCE I SUBMITTED" type questions, skins were published by the 1000 load every week.
Sadly , Steves mom only allows you to publish a skin by giving it a star rating, so 3.5 was given to everything, good, bad or totaly shit.
This in turn led to some of the skinners in here, myself included, talking with Nullsoft, this in turn led to the formation of the review team around August last year, it should be noted that this dialogue took place over 3 or 4 months, with ideas bouncing back and forth, web development taking place all the time to allow outside users access to the inner workings of the winamp.com inner site core.
While all this was going on, skins were still being spat out to keep the rest of the public happy.
Since the inception of the review team, skinner skins have all been moved into a seperate section, new skinner skins all get a default review and a default mark, and then published in the generated section.