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Can we get "Stars" as a new smilie?

Old 07-02-08, 01:42 PM
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Can we get "Stars" as a new smilie?

Based on <a href="http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=534738"><b>this</b></a> and <a href="http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=534701"><b>this</b></a> thread, the "Movie Talk Community" would like to add a star rating system as poll options. My understanding is that "img" tags don't work in poll choices, but smilies ( ) do.

So, can we add these as smilies?

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/5.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/5.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/4.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/4.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/3.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/3.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/2.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/2.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/1.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/1.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/0.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/0.gif">

Someone mentioned adding a "poll" template but I'm pretty sure that would be much more difficult.
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Please add these! They would be extremely useful
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While we're at it, can we get a new alias for the :sad: smiley?

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I'll see what I can do sometime during this week/weekend. (for the stars - not what Groucho wants..)
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I like friendly stars <img src="http://www.xcritic.com/images/star.png">
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Originally Posted by Groucho
While we're at it, can we get a new alias for the :sad: smiley?

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Only if the little banana is recolored pink...
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Originally Posted by pilot
I'll see what I can do sometime during this week/weekend. (for the stars - not what Groucho wants..)
Nobody wants what Groucho wants. It's pretty well understood.
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This may be a little premature.

Based on the thread in the Movie Forum, I don't think that we have come to a decision yet and we are still discussing it.
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This may be a little premature.
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Well it looks like the vast majority want some sort of star system. It seems like the argument is between a 0-4 vs. a 0-5 scale with or without half stars.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
This may be a little premature.

Based on the thread in the Movie Forum, I don't think that we have come to a decision yet and we are still discussing it.
True. But as matta said, it will likely end up a star system.

And adding the stars as smilies is for more than just that matter, they could come in handy for other uses as well.
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These would have other uses, too.

Like rating Groucho's jokes:

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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
This may be a little premature.
Will you guys lay off of Groucho.
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Added a poll. Since I don't care either way, I'll let those who want the stars decide. Create a thread in Movie Talk or wherever applicable to get people to vote. It'll end in a week or sooner if it looks like one way seems to be the majority.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Based on <a href="http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=534738"><b>this</b></a> and <a href="http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=534701"><b>this</b></a> thread, the "Movie Talk Community" would like to add a star rating system as poll options. My understanding is that "img" tags don't work in poll choices, but smilies ( ) do.

So, can we add these as smilies?

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/5.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/5.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/4.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/4.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/3.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/3.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/2.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/2.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/1.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/1.gif">
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/0.gif <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/0.gif">

Someone mentioned adding a "poll" template but I'm pretty sure that would be much more difficult.
i don't understand...how would this work in a poll and people rating in it? and why not have 1/2 stars?
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Originally Posted by pilot
Added a poll. Since I don't care either way, I'll let those who want the stars decide. Create a thread in Movie Talk or wherever applicable to get people to vote. It'll end in a week or sooner if it looks like one way seems to be the majority.
???

We already have that poll going on in movie talk.

The issue addressed in this thread was related, but entirely separate.

We simply asked for the stars to be added as smilies, so that we could put them in polls if needed.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i don't understand...how would this work in a poll and people rating in it? and why not have 1/2 stars?
As we've been discussing in the threads in movie talk, adding half stars gives way too many options. 0-5 with half star options would create 11 options to rate a movie. 11!

While you may want that level of differentiation in a massive review database or some such application, for a simple poll to give the general DVDtalk user feeling on a movie, 11 options is silly. 5 should be enough, 7 at the most. 1 middle rating, and either 2 or 3 qualifiers in either direction from the middle.
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