So today, Netflix officially launched a new "thumbs up / thumbs down" rating system, completely replacing its "5 star" rating system. While I have many complaints and questions about this, for the most part, okay. I won't argue.
What I am puzzled about however is what happened to all the hundreds of movies and shows that I've already rated over the years? How did the 5-star rating get converted over to the new 2-thumb rating?
The way I used the 5-star rating system was like so:
- 1 Star = Absolutely hated it, nothing good about it at all.
- 2 Stars = Hated it, but at least they put some effort in.
- 3 Stars = Meh, it was okay but not worth my time.
- 4 Stars = It was great, but could have been better. [Most Common]
- 5 Stars = Loved it, would recommend to others.
Obviously, the above is now impossible to reflect with just a thumb up or down. I'm guessing, or rather hoping, that it may have been done like so:
- 1 Star = Thumb Down
- 2 Stars = Thumb Down
- 3 Stars = No Thumb
- 4 Stars = Thumb Up
- 5 Stars = Thumb Up
How exactly did all my historical ratings get transferred over to this new system, if at all? What algorithm did they use to decide?