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Bits Introducing The New Score System

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 14 Apr 2011.

  1. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    And yet many utterly fail to comprehend the basic idea that you can't go over 100%. *sigh*

    If it helps differentiate the products you review better, that is a good thing.
     
  2. John_T

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    Should've called it the "Goes up to 11" award. :)
     
  3. enikmaster

    enikmaster New Member

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    just a little design comment. in the breakdow, do you really need to put the "%" symbol? do you really think people wouldn't understand if it lacks that? besides, it would be much more cleaner if it isn't there.

    oh, and the "Extreme Ultra" could be renamed to "Chuck Norris Approved" or just "Chuck Norris". lol
     
  4. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    That would be amusing. Unfortunately we'd have to pay Chuck Norris a shed load of royalties for using his name to endorse a product :(
     
  5. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Shouldnt it be xtreme? Well most manufacturers would have you believe that.
     
  6. StoneyMahoney

    StoneyMahoney New Member

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    Will you be adding an Unreal Tournament/Killer Instinct-style announcers voice sound effect whenever you give out an extreme ultra award?
     
  7. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I like that you're going to show a breakdown of the scores.
    However, I think "Crazy But Cool" sounds much better than "Extreme Ultra"
     
  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    How on earth is that thing NOT named the Cheesecake Award?
     
  9. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Love the new scoring system, a sensible evolution of the existing one - thanks guys!

    However... sorry but I really don't like the new awards, they don't really have any meaning to me. Extreme Ultra...? What does that even mean...? It may make sense to you guys in the office, but I can't say I've ever seen it used on the site. It also comes across as overly immature.

    bit-tech has established a reputable name and if you see somewhere advertising a product with the bit-tech 'Recommended' badge against it, that clearly makes sense. Will 'Extreme Ultra' have the same immediate recognition for people? I think not.

    Premium Grade and Professional make sense for say, hardware reviews, but what does Premium Grade mean within bit-gamer?

    Also, whilst I don't mind the design of the new awards, I don't like like the perspective used, it makes them hard to read.
     
  10. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    I find them too confusing. And the Speed, Design, Hardware and Value all have different scores?
    Couldnt you just use Gamer, Hardcore and Extreme?
     
  11. feathers

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    Where is the 'Disapproved' badge or the 'Extreme ultra disapproved'? It's as dumb as creating a social networking site and only giving people a "Like" option.

    It's as dumb as creating a game and replacing the graphics options with "hardcore gamer" or "ultra hardcore extreme" or the lowly "gamer" setting. I mean what does it mean? It's meaningless.
     
  12. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I read the award title in that voice lol
     
  13. SpAceman

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    I can see Extreme Ultra becoming a Bit-Tech community "in joke", a bit like "but can it run Crysis?" but more localised.

    "But is it Extreme Ultra?"
    "That mod is definitely Extreme Ultra."
    "Both graphics cards are amazing, but which one is Extreme Ultra?"
     
  14. 3lusive

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    'Extreme Ultra' !? That sounds about as blackpool cheap as you could possibly get lol
     
  15. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I did suggest a "Steaming Turd" award in the past. Strangely enough they didn't go for the idea. :thumb:
     
  16. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    I guess they will rename this website Bit Tech Ultra or Bit Tech Extreme Ultra soon.
     
  17. timmythemonkey

    timmythemonkey Monkeymodder

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    "Extreme Ultra" does not deserve to be given the "Approved" award.

    Loose the "Ultra", please. While it may be an in-office joke, I have a feeling at the pit of my stomach that manufacturers and retailers will take it seriously.
     
  18. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    Extrme Ultra.

    It really sucks....Rethink this one because its a joke of a rating and im sure you dont want to give that impression about something thats actually Immense.

    Go back to Bit tech Excellence or something.
     
  19. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Extreme Ultra... to the Max!
     
  20. TAG

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    I too find the "Extreme Ultra" absolutely ridiculous. You sometimes complain about manufacturers naming schemes but maybe you should give your own a little more thought as well.
    This is just absurd.

    ^^ This ^^

    People get linked to bit-tech from external sites, would you rather they find a childish "Extreme Ultra" award or a more professional "Excellence" award ?
     
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