How do ratings work at

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One of the benefits of becoming a member of is having the ability to leave ratings. Members can rate artists, companies & media on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best). The easiest way of thinking how to leave a rating as can be described similar in terms of a test score:

10: This is basically the highest rating that can be given. 10 is like getting a 100, or an A+ on a test. It is a perfect score, and should be reserved only for the best of the best.
9: 9 is like getting a 90, or an A on a test.
8: 8 is like getting an 80, or a B on a test.
7: 7 is like getting a 70, or a C on a test. This is what is considered average.
6: 6 is like getting a 60, or a D on a test. This is what should be considered as a threshold between a pass and fail.
5: 5 is like getting a 50, or an F on a test. Anything that is 5 and under is a fail.
4: 4 is like getting a 40, or an F on a test.
3: 3 is like getting a 30, or an F on a test.
2: 2 is like getting a 20, or an F on a test.
1: This is basically the lowest rating that can be given. 1 is like getting a 10, or an F on a test. It should be reserved only for the worst of the worst.

In case you're not sure, here are some tips to consider when rating:

1) An average rating should be a 7. Lots of ratings we see on IMDb are inaccurate (most of them seem a bit too low), so help us correct them. Remember, we want artists to embed's ratings on their websites. No artist would want to embed ratings if they are anything like what we see at IMDb.

2) Just because you don't like a track, don't rate it a 1. Think about the technicalities, and what a fan of that artist, company or media would rate.

3) Also, if you want to leave a rating of say 9.5, just round it up to a 10. On the other side of the extreme, anything under a 1 should be rounded up to a 1.