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The "Blunt Truth" meme Feb. 17th, 2003 08:46 pm
It's incredibly crude, really.
Each question can be interpreted in a range of ways.
A 0-10 scoring system is almost meaningless; do you reward on a linear scale or a bell-curve?
Is 5 an average, on a balanced scale, or is it mediocrity, like scoring 5/10 on your sums at school?
Do you try and score on the same scale if you don't know the person well enough for a particular question, or do you tend to shift your answers towards the middle?

And then, does the scale the person reading the responses uses bear the slightest resemblance to any of the ones used by those filling it out?

That said, it has made me realise that my friends do tend to be a distinctly attractive, intelligent, honest bunch ;)

Also: how not to write a movie trailer:

"what one man believes...
may save his family...
from the director of 'sixth sense'"

From: feanelwa
Date: February 17th, 2003 - 01:10 pm (Link)
...and his dangerously bad dress sense...
...by setting fire to his wardrobe while he's out.

Do i reward on a linear scale or a bell-curve? Um, on a monitor i think...sorry, i'm in one of those moods. Um. Linear, i think.

I see 5/10 as different things depending on what the question is. Am i a good singer? - someone who's a pretty good singer would get a 5. Do i talk too much? - someone who's neither too quiet nor too much of a noise machine to get a word in edgeways, i'd give a 5.