A practical guide to using 5-star rating systems

The last unicorn at the end of a rainbow

The last unicorn at the end of a rainbow

This is a guide for those who rate something, not for those who want to get rated. If you belong to the second category, you can skip to the end of this post and click on “star rating system”.

There are times when you can’t make up your mind on how many stars a product or a service deserves. Four is too little, but five seems too much. Two would be fair, but it doesn’t express your dissatisfaction as well as one would.

Here is a guide that tells you what each number of stars means. Next time you rate something, you’ll have no trouble deciding.

5 stars is like finding the last unicorn at the end of a rainbow, being ridden by a leprechaun with a pot of gold, both singing Hot Chocolate’s You Sexy Thing.

4 stars is like finding the last unicorn at the end of a rainbow, being ridden by a leprechaun with a pot of gold, both singing Hot Chocolate’s You Sexy Thing, but you’re wearing a pink tutu.

3 stars is like finishing a tasty bag of nachos at the same time as the spicy salsa dip, while watching a horror movie where the annoying funny ginger gets hacked by a flaming chainsaw wielding maniac.

2 stars is like spending the weekend with your friends at a remote cabin in the woods and realizing that you are the funny ginger who is the first to get hacked by the flaming chainsaw wielding maniac.

1 star like thinking you’ve found the last unicorn at the end of a rainbow, being ridden by a leprechaun with a pot of gold, both singing Hot Chocolate’s You Sexy Thing, but finding Internet Explorer 7 instead, all while spending the weekend with your friends at a remote cabin in the woods. And being the funny ginger guy.

This sums it up. Back to those of you who want to get others to rate you as exemplified above, we are happy to announce that you can now add the star rating system to your forms.

Tip: If you’ve been with us for more than a year, we can hack your star rating system to accept only fours and fives.

The 123ContactForm Team
The 123ContactForm Team
Optimizing business procedures and improving digital communication through web forms, surveys, polls and online quizzes.

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