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Old 08-15-2014, 10:01 PM
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The breadth of opinions

So I see a review of one of the worst courses I've ever played, and notice it's just received a 4.5.

It's not just me who thinks so. The course had about a 1.3 rating before this, pretty high if you ask me. So I think it's probably a 1-course homer review but, no, I check and the reviewer has a little experience, and expresses why he likes it pretty well.

I also see that he's given another course, one that I don't know, a flat zero. If he thinks the first terrible course is a 4.5, I've got to see what kind of course is so much worse. Well, as you've guessed by now, it's a course that everyone else rates as about 3.2, some as high as 4.0.

All of which, besides the sheer wonder of it all, makes me think it's a great thing disc golf courses come in such tremendous variety. It means there's something for everyone, and someone for every course.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:10 PM
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seems like the cost to play had a major impact in both reviews/scores.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:16 PM
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This is precisely why:

1) People should review courses until there are at least 30 or so reviews. Lerger sample size means outlier ratings have less impact on the courses average rating because thery're sufficiently diluted, and the course rating more accurately reflects what most players think. IMO < 20 reviews is too small a sample size.

2) I like to follow specific reviewers. Certain people's opinions carry weight with me. Certain people's opinions carry none.

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Old 08-15-2014, 10:19 PM
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I wouldn't worry that boosting Cape May from 1.3 to 1.6 is going to draw disc golfers in, only to disappoint them.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:18 PM
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Maybe the reviewer confused the two courses???
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