we agree with someone else about grades: world coming to abrubt end?

25 12 2008


i want to start by saying – “YES” –  i emphatically agree with jemerson’s consensual grading database idea.

no more of this FA decides garbage.  you think it’s a 12?  grrrreat.  it’s not; the mob now decides the apparent ‘truth’ and the mob says “11”.  finally something that makes sense.

add to this feature anonymity and tossing outliers (+3 grade difference from the FA and/or the mean) and what you have is something that is – dare i say? – useful.  not only would this end the social pressure of having to agree with your peers, but it would also end the frustrating tribunal downgrading that happens every season in the south just before the triple crown.

i mean, yeah, i get it.  you live next to the problem.  you’ve done it.  it feels easier.  it must be easier.  the throng replies: “yes, yes, yes, no”.  just because you can drink 5 beers, hike my project, AND hold a steady conversation about how morrissey sucked without the smiths doesn’t mean my project is any less stout.  it just means you’ve got my project wired in addition to having great musical sense.

now if we could just find someone who can speak “8a” we could maybe get this thing implemented.





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