I still get the "average of raters like you", and I agree that it's quite useful. With two of you guys having this problem, I would suggest sending this information to Mike at Hacking Netfix. It sounds like something he would post and will receive more coverage that posting here. You can find his e-mail on the site.
I am unfortunately still receiving "Best Guess." It is for me at least 80% wrong within one point (which can often be a lot) and 50% wrong between 1 and 2 points. IOW: a screaming frustration when I have to open EVERY LISTING individually to see how good the film is really supposed to be. I don't mind if Netflix wants to use "Best Guess," but I think it should be reduced to the secondary rating or, if a lot of folks like it, listed SIMULTANEOUSLY with actual viewer ratings on all pages. One man's opinion.
a screaming frustration when I have to open EVERY LISTING individually to see how good the film is really supposed to be
That's funny. I usually find my screaming frustration with the "average member" rating.
If you mouse over a title, it gives you the member average in addition to their "best guess" for you, without having to go to the movie summary page. So I don't understand why this is such a trial for you.
Two suggestions for improving the Netflix recommendations and "best guess" star ratings -- fill out the Taste Preferences form.
And rate more movies. Movies that you have actually seen, not random unseen titles on which you're clicking "not interested." (How many movies have you rated?)
I totally agree with Beeswax. I had found that by taking the time to go through and rate movies and genre's as completely as possible, it does provide a good baseline for the "best guess" system. Unfortunately, this is still not working for me. I wish there was somebody I could contact to rectify the situation.
HI. thank you for the response. But mousing over does not give me the average member rating. Apparently Netflix gives different options to different customers. I do have to open every page to see those ratings.
I have rated more than 800 movies. But the computer doesn't know the difference between good and bad acting/directing/writing, etc. It thinks if I liked one excellent film with star X, I'll like all star X movies. Ludicrous.
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