Oct. 11, 2012 6:17 am
Updated: Oct. 13, 2012 6:03 am
The rating system on ALLRECIPES is a wonderful thing in my eyes. I have brought this subject up before on the BUZZ. If I could change one thing about it I would wish that they had 1/2 ratings such as a 4 1/2. It would be a truer rating because it is very hard
to rate a recipe a 5. A 5 star to me would be so great that it would be served in a 5 star restaurant,. Looking at my past reviews I am guilty for rating a recipe a 5 when it is quite possible that I would have rated the recipe a 4 1/2. Some people would just
not rate the recipe if they didn't like it. Or they don't want to hurt the person that submitted the recipe. The reason I rate a recipe if I make it is because I don't to mistake and make the recipe again by accident. Others could care less about the ratings.
More power to them.
Do I feel bad if I rate a recipe with a low rating? MAYBE a little, but it is MY opinion and mine only.Everyones tastes are different.I have noticed that this rating system might stop someone from making a recipe themselves. I gave a recipe with a very low
score last year and I went back recently to see how others rated the recipe and no one has made it since.The reason I looked back at the recipe was to see how others thought it was I didn't mean for that to happen.
I do read the comments that others have written to see how it might help me to make the recipe that much better. Not as much sugar, or if someone uses wheat flour instead of white flour. In my case it is hard not to throw in a a few more carrots or a little
bit of wine because of the Julia Childs WANT TO BE in me. LOL.
If the ALLRECIPES staff read this it is just my opinion. Have a nice day