I think you got your answer from Blaine, but wanted to follow up to make sure it was clear for anyone else who may be wondering anything similar.Originally Posted by abraham
The star rating in the threads here on dvxuser are an unused feature of the forum itself. Some people rate the threads, but they are mostly ignored. It is not a function of rating in the fest.
Instead if you meet the criteria (have 50+ posts here, or have entered a film in the fest) then when you log in to the viewing page (http://www.dvxfest.com/lossfest) you will see an additional column to the right of the film listing that displays 10 stars. You select the number of stars that equals the rating you wish to assign that entry.
And a reminder for everyone ... this is an individual film rating, not an overal ranking system. If you give one film a 6 star rating, you don't assign the next films based on whether it was better or worse than the 6 star one. Instead each is assigned a value from 1 - 10 based on how you feel that individual entry falls on a rating of 1 to 10, where 1 means this is the worst film possible, they couldn't have done anything more to make it worse; and 10 is the best film possible, they couldn't have done anything more to make it better.
Also, assigning a 10 to one film and 1 to all the other films in an effort to make your own, or your favorite, film rise in the standings is pointless. First, because we have designed the system such that unless you get several hundred people to do the exact same thing for all the entries you will have no impact in moving a film. This is because the rating gives an overall average, so if you give it a 10 but everyone else rates it around 4 - 6, then it will fall around 5 because that is the true average rating that represents the majority view of the film.
Second, doing that would be pointless because we review each and every rating that comes in and we reserve the right to disqualify someone's ratings if they are clearly trying to cheat the system.
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"Meat Market" - Comedy - (Completed - DVD available)
"The Indispensable Chaucer" - Comedy - 5 min - FINALIST in DVXuser's BetrayalFest
"Berlin" - Dramatic Period Thriller - 15 min (WINNER - Best Historical Film at Route 66 FilmFest ... nominated for BEST SCORE, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST ART DIRECTION at AOF Fest)