Memorable or Excellent?

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2016/08/04 18:49:41 (permalink)

Memorable or Excellent?

In the old format, I could easily tell how the overall restaurant rankings were ordered
 
In this new one, clearly Legendary is at the top, and the next two are Memorable and Excellent, but what I can't seem to determine is which is the higher rating of these two
 
I am tending to think Memorable is the higher of the two, call it 55-45, but nowhere near sure
 
Sterns or Fexy - care to share?
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    Ghaz
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/04 20:08:59 (permalink)
    Excellent is better.  After all, the meal that gave you food poisoning and had you at the 'porcelain god' all night definitely wasn't excellent but it was memorable (just not in a good way ).
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/04 21:42:24 (permalink)
    err, I am not entirely sure that is how "memorable" is intended in this context, Ghaz :-)
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/04 23:08:43 (permalink)
     
    I completely agree.  The term "memorable" seems odd to use for ranking purposes. ...  And as said earlier, something very negative can be "memorable".    I realize it's not meant as a negative here, but the word is ambiguous as to where it falls on the ranking scale.   
     
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    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2016/08/04 23:14:06
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/04 23:19:41 (permalink)
    Clearly the new folks just didn't like the way it was so they came up with this stuff. If you are a fan of meaningless gobbledygook then this stuff is appealing. If you're not a fan then it doesn't. I'm not a fan.
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/05 10:08:53 (permalink)
    well, I am hoping for the official word on this, regardless :-)
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/05 15:29:52 (permalink)
    I just looked at the ratings on previous 10 pages of reviews that appear on the RF front page.  I saw 4 different possible ratings:  Good, Excellent, Memorable, and Legendary.   Didn't the old version have 5 possible star ratings?  Anyway, assuming that "Memorable" falls somewhere between Good and Excellent, couldn't they have used the term "Very Good" instead of the ambiguous term, "memorable"?  
       Even better, how about the old 1 to 5 star system?  No ambiguity, and a more refined breakdown of 5 possibilities instead of 4.  Also, in the current rating system, "Good" is at the bottom, which in itself seems like an odd term for the bottom.  I can see the conversation now:   "Hey Joe, how is that new BBQ joint?"  ... "Oh, it's good.  It ranks among the lowest on the Roadfood reviews!"   
     
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/05 15:44:47 (permalink)
    On the second point only, Glenn, I'd argue that for me personally, I take it as assumed that any eatery reviewed on Roadfood is good
     
    Said another way, let's say the next tier down was labeled "Decent".
     
    I don't want to read Roadfood reviews on "decent" eateries, I only want to read about ones that are (at minimum) good.
     
    and preferably, great :-)
     
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/05 15:52:19 (permalink)
    I've recently posted on other topics, but not actual Roadfood. Oh, I've eaten at Roadsfood type places, but I agree with TJ JACKSON, and when a place that I try is only OK, I generally don't post. Another member has kindly offered to meet me at some GREAT, nearby, places this summer. If we make it work, we can post about those.
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/05 16:26:36 (permalink)
    so.......
     
    Michael? Jane? Fexy?  Got an answer for us?
     
    Enquiring minds need to know
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/05 17:33:21 (permalink)
    Email them. Someone has responded to all of my questions.
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/06 01:22:24 (permalink)
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    On the second point only, Glenn, I'd argue that for me personally, I take it as assumed that any eatery reviewed on Roadfood is good
     
    Said another way, let's say the next tier down was labeled "Decent".
     
    I don't want to read Roadfood reviews on "decent" eateries, I only want to read about ones that are (at minimum) good.
     
    and preferably, great :-)
     




     
    That is probably it.  If it is less than "good", it might not even get published.  They still need to get rid of the ambiguous "memorable".   I liked the 5 star system.  Come to think of it, I believe even one star was worth going to in the old system (like "good" in the current system).  More stars had things like "worth a major detour", etc.
     
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/06 15:58:21 (permalink)
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    so.......
     
    Michael? Jane? Fexy?  Got an answer for us?
     
    Enquiring minds need to know


    WJ emailed in the spring. We are friends here but have not met in person. I look forward to it.
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/07 06:18:40 (permalink)
    Rankings for restaurants (and dishes) are in this order:
     
    Fail
    Good
    Excellent
    Memorable
    Legendary
     
    Restaurants that are FAILS are not listed at Roadfood.com, but a restaurant that is GOOD or better can serve dishes that FAIL.
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/07 12:33:30 (permalink)
    Thanks Mr Stern
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    Re: Memorable or Excellent? 2016/08/07 18:16:34 (permalink)
    Michael Stern
    Rankings for restaurants (and dishes) are in this order:
     
    Fail
    Good
    Excellent
    Memorable
    Legendary
     
    Restaurants that are FAILS are not listed at Roadfood.com, but a restaurant that is GOOD or better can serve dishes that FAIL.




     
    Thanks for the explanation.  I wouldn't have guessed that they were in that order, as "Excellent" sounds like a stronger endorsement than "Memorable", but now we know.   A key on the front page for first-timers (and us confused old-timers) could be a help to avoid future confusion.  
     
    Thanks
     
    Glenn
     
     
     
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