08-15-2012, 12:39 PM
I try to rate as honestly as I can; sometimes I have to do damage control. For instance, if someone rates a doll a 1 and I don't think it deserves that rating, I will rate it a five to bring the overall rating up to 3. It's difficult because all the ratings are averaged. And not every doll can be a five, so I might rate one I really like a four to bring down the rating slightly so that it is a more accurate reflection of what I think the overall rating would be. I don't think a doll is terrible if it's a four or even a three; I just think there are areas with slight room for improvement. Remember, one votes will drastically lower the rating by two to three stars overall; a slight shift only means someone rated a doll something other than a five.