Word of advice, Netflix … if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Case in point:
Netflix ratings are getting a makeover. Goodbye ⭐, hello ?. pic.twitter.com/KeopmvGeW8
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 6, 2017
Say what? Why?
Stars allow users to say if they LOVED something, sorta liked it or REALLY hated it – in other words, the star rating allows true and actual feedback to be given about movies and shows.
Just using a thumbs up or thumbs down is WEAK … and users were not pleased:
I give this update a ??
You changed it because shitty comedians (Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler) were getting 1 Star and you know it. https://t.co/p9DKeuAWqd
— Tim (@TeeEyeM) April 6, 2017
That and a lot of their original Netflix content wasn’t faring well either. Ahem.
@netflix "Ask your cat?" Really?! And who did you consult before you made this asinine decision? Pepsi?
— Chima Simone (@ChimaSimone) April 6, 2017
Pepsi had no comment … heh.
@netflix So Amy S. went from one star to a 96% match for me.
Don't even look at the ratings anymore, they are useless.
— Count Sambo (@goodlyRun) April 6, 2017
But Amy Schumer’s work doesn’t look like a heap of garbage anymore so YAY!
@netflix I think this makes it harder to determine how good/shitty a movie or tv show is.
— Shataki (@shataki) April 6, 2017
— CautiouslyOptimistic (@txsalth2o) April 6, 2017
@netflix This sucks.
— Off Season Junkie (@BenStancliff) April 6, 2017
Gosh Netflix, it would seem most everyone on this thread is giving you a thumbs down on this decision …
@netflix This is so Bad. Please put it back the old way Netflix .?
— DevilWarChild (@DevilWarChild) April 6, 2017
Silly, you’re just a user, they don’t really care what you want.