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Which rating system do you prefer?

The original five star rating system 62 93.94%
 
The new thumbs up/down and matching system 4 6.06%
 
Total:66

Personally I feel Netflix has been going downhill for awhile now. I rarely find things to watch, and when I do they aren't kept for very long. Was definitely worth it before, but luckily I don't have to pay for it anymore anyways.



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Farsala said:
Personally I feel Netflix has been going downhill for awhile now. I rarely find things to watch, and when I do they aren't kept for very long. Was definitely worth it before, but luckily I don't have to pay for it anymore anyways.

I honestly just wanted to watch One Punch Man and a few other shows. I'll probably stick to Crunchyroll/Funimation and Amazon now. Much better library than Netflix.



Farsala said:
Personally I feel Netflix has been going downhill for awhile now. I rarely find things to watch, and when I do they aren't kept for very long. Was definitely worth it before, but luckily I don't have to pay for it anymore anyways.

Movies selection is usually shit ever since they lost the Starz agreement years ago but some of their shows are pretty good like Narcos, Orange is the New Black and I also like some shows that they took over like Trailer Park Boys and Longmire.



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Majin-Tenshinhan said:
But why would certain things getting bad ratings be the reason why? Surely, people will just thumbs down it now instead giving it a very bad ratio anyway, just like before? I don't understand why stuff like Amy Schumer's terrible standup special being roasted is relevant to the change.

The new system hides the percentage of thumbs up and thumbs down from you, all it does is recommend titles it thinks you will like based on what you have thumbed up or down previously. So effectively, they have hidden the fact that several of their original shows got bad reviews from users, you can only see that they have bad reviews if you go to the Netflix website and look at the user reviews under the details tab now, which you can't access from any of the various Netflix apps afaik.

Oh wow, that's terrible. Huge strike against Netflix for this ... Unfortunately I doubt they'd ever reverse it. :/ What a misstep on their part.



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Angelus said:
I can see why it would bother some people. Me personally.....not fussed

The only time I ever rated anything with their star system, is if I thought something was really really awesome, and then I always gave it 5 stars. For everything else, I never bothered to rate it anyway, cus frankly it wasn't worth the extra clicks to do so imo. So really, all I was ever doing was giving a thumbs up to certain things even under the old system.

This is basically the same way I used it.



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The original five-star system was bullocks and so is the current one. At least with this thumbs up/down one I don't have to see Netflix imbeciles rating good content with low stars, something I saw often.

They both seem to be fairly below average at match-making, too.



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sethnintendo said:
Farsala said:
Personally I feel Netflix has been going downhill for awhile now. I rarely find things to watch, and when I do they aren't kept for very long. Was definitely worth it before, but luckily I don't have to pay for it anymore anyways.

Movies selection is usually shit ever since they lost the Starz agreement years ago but some of their shows are pretty good like Narcos, Orange is the New Black and I also like some shows that they took over like Trailer Park Boys and Longmire.

Yeah, I watch Orange with my family but that is about it. Sometimes we pull up a random movie that was usually a box office bomb for no reason and is fun.

Other then that I miss most of the old content, and also wish they would update new anime more often.



Being from Mexico, Netflix has an amazing selection of foreign movies so I like it and they are doing great with their original shows.



Neither, I much preferred the original, original 10 star rating system.



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Idea: since they have taken the more accurate 5 star rating away in order to get more likes and views on unpopular titles, I say we vote dislike on everything. Especially the Netflix original content and get our ratings elsewhere, since we can no longer trust the current rating system anyway.