Ratings - how do they work?

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Ratings - how do they work?

Postby TheStretchedElf » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:37 am

I've never really understood the behaviour of the rating thumbs. If I'm listening a track and tap the thumb up it says rating set and the song has 5 stars next to it. If I tap it again it has none. If I tap the thumb down it says rating set (set to what?) and skips to the next track. Is this the correct behaviour?

Is there any way to rate other than 5 stars using the thumbs? My expectation would be that every tap up adds a star and every tap down deducts one, but that isn't the case.

Where are these ratings stored? I can't see them anywhere on the web client.

Lastly, (and this may be more of a question for the subsonic dev rather than dsub) is there any way to sync ratings to somewhere like RateYourMusic?

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Re: Ratings - how do they work?

Postby daneren2005 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:46 pm

Yes that is the correct behavior. If you thumbs down it sets it to 1 star and skips it. The ratings are stored on the server but the Web GUzi doesn't expose that information anywhere. Yes you can do a full 5 star rating by clicking the button on a song and selecting Set Rating


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Re: Ratings - how do they work?

Postby TheStretchedElf » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:32 pm

daneren2005 wrote:Yes that is the correct behavior. If you thumbs down it sets it to 1 star and skips it. The ratings are stored on the server but the Web GUzi doesn't expose that information anywhere. Yes you can do a full 5 star rating by clicking the button on a song and selecting Set Rating


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Thanks for the explanation. It just seemed counterintuitive (and I think I was further confused by 1 star ratings not actually showing, so it just looks like no stars).

Have you ever considered making the thumbs increase/decrease the rating rather than absolute 1 or 5 stars?
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Re: Ratings - how do they work?

Postby daneren2005 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:20 pm

No. That is completely opposite of every music app I have ever used. 1 star just shows as red.
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Re: Ratings - how do they work?

Postby TheStretchedElf » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:56 am

daneren2005 wrote:No. That is completely opposite of every music app I have ever used. 1 star just shows as red.

I see. It's not something I've seen before so it seemed odd that you can only rate 1 or 5 stars but nothing in between.

Using the black theme the red highlight for 1 stars doesn't show at all so it just looked blank to me. It isn't very visible in holo either. Is there a reason for not showing 1 star?
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Re: Ratings - how do they work?

Postby daneren2005 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:44 am

I am fixing the theme issue. I mostly use the light theme so I didn't notice it doesn't look right on the others. I am not showing the 1-star because I thought it was pointless clutter when the red background works just as well. Obviously that is only true if you can see the red background though.
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