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Importance of BSB Ratings

mikeyank

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Originally when joining Broke Straight Boys, I hadn't noticed the voting and rating of 1-5 accompanying each scene on the site. However, as the forum has become more and more popular, I kept reading about the "ratings" of the videos by the members. As a result, I now vote on new scenes, and when I go back to watch an older episode, I will usually add my vote that I didn't originally participate in.

My question is exactly how important are the rating's that the member's give each scene, to management. Several members of the forum state that the higher the rating, the more likely the model's will be invited back for further episodes. I am curious as to what percentage of membership of Broke Straight Boys actually vote on each scene, and do the ratings matter, the same way television and radio ratings matter in those industries?

David has told us that many members of the site who never participate in the forum email him with ideas, suggestions and complaints. Would David or Mark or someone else from management let us know what are the criteria for deciding on the popularity of a model. Thanks.
 
This is a great question...its very complex to answer but I will keep it simple...yes the rating system is important us and all our sites...so keep rating :001_smile:
 
Fair enough David. Thank you!! We've often wondered if they mattered for a hill of beans or if you put much stock in them.
 
David, my system is maybe not the most useful, on the other hand it does give you some one sided input. I only rate the videos I like, and then only with a 5. And a scene doesn't have to produce a life threatening orgasm to get a rating. If it's simpatico, or amusing, or especially informative, or well produced--but not what necessarily turns me on--I give it a 5.

Having written that, I can see that you get nothing at all in the way of feedback you can use from me lol...
 
It would be interesting to know how many votes were cast for each video. For example if the latest film was only voted by 1 person and he gave it a 5, then surely that film would top the most popular. However, film B for example, could have 150 votes and average out at 4.6 and be way down the list, but in truth, due to the amount of votes cast, is more popular then film A.
 
If it gets me off it gets a 5... If not then a 0....
I am usually in my "happy place" when voting so most videos will get a 5!!

The film has to be exceptional and tick ALL the boxes to get a 5 from me. If there a few boxes that don't get ticked then the film is marked down accordingly.
 
When voting (as in a political election), I never vote *for* anyone. I almost always vote *against* the person I disagree with. But when it comes to polls, I typically only vote if I love a scene, or hate it. But there are other times I can't decide if I like a scene or not, so I won't vote on it for awhile...or sometimes not at all. But typically, if a scene is middle-of-the-road, I will give it a "3".

But there have been times where I was particularly frustrated or annoyed about a scene that would have otherwise been mediocre, and would have gotten either a "no vote", or a "3". An example, the three-way with Logan, that Southern dude (forget his name) and the blond bi guy (forget his name too). Where all they ended up doing was jacking themselves off, and nothing else. So I went into the scene thinking it would be a threeway based on the "upcoming episodes" picture of all three of them, then when the scene turned out to be nothing but 3 guys jacking off while sitting next to each other, I was so annoyed and mad that not only did I give the scene a "1", but I also un-subscribed in protest!

Of course I was back a week later <grin>.

Another thing that I tend to do, which I probably shouldn't actually, but I will give a scene a higher vote if any of my favorite guys are in it. Normally, any scene with Diesal, Ty, Logan, Mike (not Mike Robbins, I usually give him lower votes because of his refusal to kiss), Derek (the quiet, shy, sweet guy with the glasses and the HUGE cock), Danny, always get very high ratings with me even if the scene itself wasn't all that hot in my opinion (unless of course the scene ends in side-by-side jacking off, which ALWAYS lowers the rating in my scoring by at least one number).

Which is one thing that tends to get me angry and which will have me rate a scene with a 1 or a 2 every time is ANY scene that ends with the guys side-by-side jacking off. It could be the hottest fucking and cock sucking of all time, but if they end the scene by sitting next to each other jacking themselves off, I automatically give it a lower score than I otherwise would have. BUT, if there was kissing and other things to make it hotter, I might actually bump my score up to a 3 if I would have otherwise only given it a 2.

I've been known to give a scene a lower score because of things that are completely unrelated to the models or their chemistry together, such as bad lighting, sloppy camera work, poor editing etc. ANY time the guys stand up from the futon to remove their underwear, and David takes it upon himself to suddenly pan the camera on to a close-up of their face, or pan up and away from their crotch area thereby cutting off our view of the guys from the waist down, I get very annoyed and frustrated with that and automatically give the scene a lower score, because of maddening and frustrating camera-work.

So like probably everyone who does vote, I have a really weird and probably downright strange process that I follow when it comes to rating the scenes.

I also tend to vote with my membership too. I recently cancelled my membership to www.hazehim.com because their camera and editing work is always SO SLOPPY. They have scenes on that site where the guys who are supposed to be hard but not on purpose, you can see the guys off to the side playing with themselves trying to get their dick hard. But yet they're supposed to be straight frat guys who are getting hazed and forced to be naked unwillingly. So it COMPLETELY ruins it when the camera pans over to them standing there trying to get their dick hard, and they don't even bother to edit that out. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! So because that site doesn't have any polling where you can vote, instead I sent them a 5 paragraph email with suggestions for improvement, and cancelled my membership at the same time. (With that site though, it's a combination of many things...from not offering downloadable content, the streaming video is always choppy, the scenes are always grainy and lit very poorly, and the piss poor camera work and editing are just the icing that tops the cake on that site. I don't recommend that site to anyone, it's very low quality and usually very unbelievable because of the above-mentioned reasons, among a few others that I haven't even mentioned).

Anyway, enough rambling for now.

Abe
 
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When voting (as in a political election), I never vote *for* anyone. I almost always vote *against* the person I disagree with. But when it comes to polls, I typically only vote if I love a scene, or hate it. But there are other times I can't decide if I like a scene or not, so I won't vote on it for awhile...or sometimes not at all. But typically, if a scene is middle-of-the-road, I will give it a "3".

But there have been times where I was particularly frustrated or annoyed about a scene that would have otherwise been mediocre, and would have gotten either a "no vote", or a "3". An example, the three-way with Logan, that Southern dude (forget his name) and the blond bi guy (forget his name too). Where all they ended up doing was jacking themselves off, and nothing else. So I went into the scene thinking it would be a threeway based on the "upcoming episodes" picture of all three of them, then when the scene turned out to be nothing but 3 guys jacking off while sitting next to each other, I was so annoyed and mad that not only did I give the scene a "1", but I also un-subscribed in protest!

Of course I was back a week later <grin>.

Another thing that I tend to do, which I probably shouldn't actually, but I will give a scene a higher vote if any of my favorite guys are in it. Normally, any scene with Diesal, Ty, Logan, Mike (not Mike Robbins, I usually give him lower votes because of his refusal to kiss), Derek (the quiet, shy, sweet guy with the glasses and the HUGE cock), Danny, always get very high ratings with me even if the scene itself wasn't all that hot in my opinion (unless of course the scene ends in side-by-side jacking off, which ALWAYS lowers the rating in my scoring by at least one number).

Which is one thing that tends to get me angry and which will have me rate a scene with a 1 or a 2 every time is ANY scene that ends with the guys side-by-side jacking off. It could be the hottest fucking and cock sucking of all time, but if they end the scene by sitting next to each other jacking themselves off, I automatically give it a lower score than I otherwise would have. BUT, if there was kissing and other things to make it hotter, I might actually bump my score up to a 3 if I would have otherwise only given it a 2.

I've been known to give a scene a lower score because of things that are completely unrelated to the models or their chemistry together, such as bad lighting, sloppy camera work, poor editing etc. ANY time the guys stand up from the futon to remove their underwear, and David takes it upon himself to suddenly pan the camera on to a close-up of their face, or pan up and away from their crotch area thereby cutting off our view of the guys from the waist down, I get very annoyed and frustrated with that and automatically give the scene a lower score, because of maddening and frustrating camera-work.

So like probably everyone who does vote, I have a really weird and probably downright strange process that I follow when it comes to rating the scenes.

I also tend to vote with my membership too. I recently cancelled my membership to www.hazehim.com because their camera and editing work is always SO SLOPPY. They have scenes on that site where the guys who are supposed to be hard but not on purpose, you can see the guys off to the side playing with themselves trying to get their dick hard. But yet they're supposed to be straight frat guys who are getting hazed and forced to be naked unwillingly. So it COMPLETELY ruins it when the camera pans over to them standing there trying to get their dick hard, and they don't even bother to edit that out. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! So because that site doesn't have any polling where you can vote, instead I sent them a 5 paragraph email with suggestions for improvement, and cancelled my membership at the same time. (With that site though, it's a combination of many things...from not offering downloadable content, the streaming video is always choppy, the scenes are always grainy and lit very poorly, and the piss poor camera work and editing are just the icing that tops the cake on that site. I don't recommend that site to anyone, it's very low quality and usually very unbelievable because of the above-mentioned reasons, among a few others that I haven't even mentioned).

Anyway, enough rambling for now.

Abe

Ok OJ litterally came out my nose when I read this. Its not about you abe, but i genuinely had no clue that people gave such, in depth and serious thought when they watch a porno and have a system upon which to mark it. My theory is simply - If its not doing anything, then move on. Ive ditched a good few sites in recent weeks www.ukscallylad.co.uk www.hisfirstsilverdaddy.com . Although I joined a few more (but i wont mention these) I have thought about not renewing this subscription but, when you see shiz like this, it the forum that keeps me here.
I gotta say no matter how many threads and how many posts i read -the member of Broke Straight Boys never cease to amaze, astonish and amuse me. This forum is one of the most eclectic mixture of people I have ever come across, and I love a good arguement/debate.

Thank you soo much for reminding me why i love this site.

I have highlighted for you the parts that made me laugh (to be clear not laughing at you.)
 
I gotta say no matter how many threads and how many posts i read -the member of Broke Straight Boys never cease to amaze, astonish and amuse me. This forum is one of the most eclectic mixture of people I have ever come across, and I love a good arguement/debate.

Thank you soo much for reminding me why i love this site.
I agree very much John that the forum is a fascinating slice of life from all over the world. I find it so interesting that we all came to this place because to some extent, we enjoy watching good looking young guys, who purport themselves to be straight, having varying degrees of gay sex.

But once we got here, those of us not shy about posting have turned out to be the most eclectic crowd that I've ever associated with too. We are male and female, gay and straight, old and young, Democratic and Republican, sports fans, opera fans, spiritualists and atheists, into straight guys, into very gay guys, tops, bottoms, and the list is endless.

So let's all post and express our ideas on all sorts of subjects, including how we go about rating a particular episode of Broke Straight Boys I think it's all good, in fact very good. :biggrin:
 
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