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=MusicBrainz Rating System=
 
 
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
  
Rating is a new feature which has been introduced with the server release of November 23th, 2008.
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The rating system allows users to rate MusicBrainz entities (artists, labels, release groups, recordings, events, works).
 
 
It allows users to rate MusicBrainz entities (artists, labels, releases and tracks).  
 
  
 
==Details==
 
==Details==
  
Each user rating is a number between 1 and 5. Then the system aggregate users ratings to compute the average community rating.
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User may assign a value between 1 and 5 to various entities as a rating, these values are then aggregated by the server to compute an average community rating for that same entity.
 
 
By default community rating is shown. As soon as user rates an entity, he/she will only see its own rating.  
 
  
''Display of ratings can be disabled in User Preferences for those who don't care about ratings''.  
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The community rating is shown by default for each entity, however, once a user submits their own rating that value will be shown instead.  
  
==Meaning of the Colors==
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==Web Service==
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[[Category:Documentation]] [[Category:To Be Reviewed]]
 
 
The [[XML Web Service|XMLWebService]] has been updated in order to allow to retrieve or update rating via WS in a similar way to how [[Folksonomy Tagging|FolksonomyTagging]] works.
 
 
 
Either by the new /rating resource for submitting/retriving one specific rating:
 
<code>wget --user=<editor name> --password=<password> --post-data=id=8f6bd1e4-fbe1-4f50-aa9b-94c450ec0f11\&entity=artist\&rating=3 http://test.musicbrainz.org/ws/1/rating</code>
 
 
 
or by using the new inc parameters <code>ratings, user-ratings</code> with the artist, label, release or tracks resources as described in [[XML Web Service|XMLWebService]].
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Documentation]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:57, 21 January 2021

Description

The rating system allows users to rate MusicBrainz entities (artists, labels, release groups, recordings, events, works).

Details

User may assign a value between 1 and 5 to various entities as a rating, these values are then aggregated by the server to compute an average community rating for that same entity.

The community rating is shown by default for each entity, however, once a user submits their own rating that value will be shown instead.

Color Definitions

star big unrated.gif star small unrated.gif Unrated
star big hover.gif star small hover.gif Hover
star big user-rated.gif star small user-rated.gif User rating
star big community-rated.gif star small community-rated.gif Community rating