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I don't know if this in appropriate topic here. Obviously I could just e-mail Hooboy himself, but I wanted to give others the opportunity to put their two cents' worth in......

 

I HATE this new rating system! "Recommended?" "Satisfactory?" Not exactly ringing endorsements in either case.

 

I think these terms are kinda murky. I think because of what different people connote to each word (and remember not everyone using this site is a native English speaker or American) these words are just not effective.

 

My understanding of the system's purpose is to provide a quick, concise summation of the experience that one can glance at and form an opinion without even reading the entire review. Isn't that the point?

 

If so, then the nomenclature needs to be very clear. Personally I was always dissapointed to see the "A, B, C, D, F" system go. It is definitely concise, unambiguous even at a glance, and (at least in the U.S.) has meaning that we all are familiar with. It totally makes sense.

 

We all know that school systems themselves are not always thrilled with the grading system - it's not the BEST measure of one's performance, but it a standard and quantifiable measure.

 

There's nothing quantifiable about "Recommended."

 

I think if Hooboy is looking for a more streamlined nomenclature to ease an 'at a glance' evaluation, then why not something truly simple and (again, at least in the U.S.) widely understood ying versus yang type thing, like "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down?" We all know what those phrases mean and can instantly look at a review and get the gist.

 

 

"Use your faults, use your defects; then you're going to be a star" - Edith Piaf

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Well, I thought I'd heard mention of it, but couldn't find it! ;)

 

But there it is!

 

 

"Use your faults, use your defects; then you're going to be a star" - Edith Piaf

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Well, Jasen, whether we're continuing the thread up here or down there, I agree with you 100%! The new ratings seem even more pointless than the old, and making them blander has made them even more confusing.

 

How come no one has bounced around the notion raised yesterday by Sexpertise? Why not drop the ratings & symbols notion altogether, in favor of a straight-forward narrative from which YOU make the rating that makes sense to you?

 

Consider this: there are only a handful of reviews per day; most people don't bother reading critiques on models who live in places they've never been to or are unlikely to visit (unless it for the sheer fun of reading about them); and even without a word-limit (which COULD be imposed, if necessary) very few reviews are so long-winded & convoluted that you can't get the reviewer's overall opinion (the rating, in effect) in under 30 seconds.

 

Moreover, one man's gripe ("this guy is strictly trade") may be exactly what some other guy is looking for. (Just today, I think, some guy was clamoring to get in touch with that huge-dicked 'Tom' who'd been slammed a few days ago for--apparently--not responding to a client who considered himself 'good looking'!)

 

So who needs stars, erect (or limp) dicks, thumbs up or down, etc? Isn't that just a pointlessly fussy touch? Just read what the client says & draw your own conclusions.

 

BTW, I can understand poor Hooboy's frustration over all this. He IS trying to be responsive to everyone at once, and his past adjustments to the reviewing format have definitely improved things. Dropping that godawful "Omigod!" for dick size, for instance. Or adding the amusing referee sign on those iffy or slightly suspect reviews.

 

So I say extend the referee idea to its logical conclusion. Let clients write, let escorts respond--and YOU make the call.

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For those of you who have been around since the beginning, you know I started with a grading system. A, B, C, D, F.

 

The reviewers went from A to A+ to A++ to A+++, etc.

 

The opposite extreme was F.

 

There were never any B's or C's.

 

So I dropped the +++ marks by arbitrarily erasing them.

 

Then I started the Oustanding .et al rating system and everyone began griping that the only reviews were getting OUTSTANDING or TOTAL LOSS. Again, no in between.

 

I think there is an in between. There are escorts that I would recommend, there are others that are satisfactory and will do and there are some as you know I DO NOT recommend at all.

 

There are some regulars who post here whom I will be awarding a seal because we know they are not escorts and they carry credibility. So far only one person has received the mark, but that's strictly because of my time constraints. I am on the road right now - as has been pointed out to the point of exhaustion.

 

Thus, it is imperative you use the same handle when you do reviews. I am checking and if you say you've done five or more and I do not find you, I am deleting your review.

 

I think the judgement of a credible person is more important than whether someone says a guy is OUTSTANDING or RECOMMENDED.

 

If it doesn't work, I'll change it again, but so far my feedback has been positive on the change. Remember, the text is the most important issue.

 

Here's a question: Do you want me to continue correcting spelling and grammar errors? That's takes a lot of time, especially with some reviewers, but that also adds some light on the reviewer.

 

I appreciate your feedback and I am trying to respond to it, but like I said earlier, all I want is 51% of the members here to agree with the new rating system.

 

This is a fluid site; a work in progress. I am not adverse to change. Take a look at yourself for a moment -- are you?

 

Wait till you hear about "My Dinner With Andre". 3 hours of boring talk and not a cute guy to be seen anywhere. :-)

 

And for crying out loud, we only talking about SEX....and sometimes dinner or TV shows. But nothing on this site is important enough to get your panties into a wad.

 

HooBoy

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Dearest Jasen,

As an American school teacher, let me tell you that ABCDF is far from concise. I may say that C is satisfactory but I don't know of one parent who reads it that way.

On this site, an escort worth rehiring could be labeled as satisfactory but I wonder how many of us would spend our precious dollars on a C rated guy?

I agree with the posting that we rely on the narrative and forget ratings, as long as the review includes some comment on quality and not just a rehashing of the evening (although I can find those real titillating).

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LAST EDITED ON Jun-18-00 AT 11:06AM (EST)[p]No HooBoy, no!! Don't post your 'Dinner with Andre' -- your dinners seem to give some other people heartburn.

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By all means, Hoo, please quit being other people's spell check. As you say, it will be telling and as you say elsewhere you simply don't have time until you do whatever it is with your paying job. With the possible exception of non-Americans who obviously are wrestling with a second language problem. They don't deserve the disrespect some around here might give them.

Totally off the subject, have you heard that Houston now has one of the few museums in the country devoted to gay, lesbian, bi and trans history? The Gulf Coast Archives and Museum is still in a temporary home, small enough that it doesn't have a "locked room" like many libraries do. But when it does, it has no qualms about keeping the kind of information which would allow scholars interested in the history of escorting to trace it through magazines, etc. They don't have the volunteer staff, yet, to keep it open when there's noone visiting it, so you need to call to make a reservation. Anyone that wants to can e-mail me for their phone number.

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