I really like stats. So let’s see how my scores stack up against other sites.
Random Number Generator
The greatest site in the world.
Asian guy doing Asian things.
1st episode is lokin’ good!
Rating 10 because I always rate gg 10.
Fuck, you know its bad when you have to rely on Hadena because they’re the only ones that bother using honorifics.
With only five groups managing enough votes (10) to have a score on this site, it’s clear that anidb is a shell of its former self (back in 1992 this was the place to be). I have no clue why anybody would bother with this piece of shit site for anything other than marveling at how they’re still around. I only included this because I constantly see people saying that they refer to anidb for which fansub to get, in which case they must be fucking retarded.
I wanted to include them in my analysis, but with such a small sample size, they don’t even qualify for my disdain.
Jesus Christ, this must be the most retarded anime community on the web. I knew it was bad years ago when I kept hearing fansubbers talking about how they’d go on MAL to vote up their own groups and vote down the competition, but holy fuck has it gotten worse than sockpuppets. People are now actively retarded.
I don’t even have any choice quotes. Just go to the site and find some reviews. It’s basically gaia meets /a/.
This is just a fucking random number generator. =RANDBETWEEN(1;5) with 1 corresponding to F and 5 corresponding to A. Grades were converted to numbers afterward.
For 8th’s site and mine, I had to convert our grades into something we could use to compare with other groups. This is what I came up with. All conversions were done in the “Background Math!” tab.
I brought everything back to a C average by taking the difference between the average review score and 75 (C), and then applied that difference to every review that a site did. For example, my average review score was 78.89. So for every review, I took 3.89% from the score, effectively dropping everything by a grade (from a B to a B-, B- to C+, etc.). This was to ensure that the reviews would all be on equal footing when it came time to compare them. After all, there’s no value in comparing a site which operates on a C average to one that operates on an A average.
This was the final result of the exercise – a comparison between the sites to see how their scores match up.
If I were to grade a release a “C”, you could reasonably expect 8th to grade it between B- and D+. A random number generator would grade it somewhere between B+ and D-. MyAnimeList would grade it somewhere between A- and F. When you average 8th’s scores and mine, you get approximately the same result when the combined score is compared to an RNG and MAL. Yes, you’d be better off guessing than using MAL.
Assuming that I know something about editing and assuming that 8th knows something about translating, there is a 100% probability that MAL reviewers don’t know shit.
Unrelated, but definitely required after this post.