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Old 03-08-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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Who decides stars?

When I download metadata, the rating field is usually filled in. Usually 4 stars, sometimes 2 or 3. I always set the rating down to 0 stars, and rate the book myself once I have read it. But I just downloaded metadata for a recent bestseller, and it had 2 stars. Some of my Harlequin romances have 4 stars. Who decides?
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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That's the amazon star rating. If you don't like it, you can disable it and use your own.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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I always just erase it. Is there a way to disable it, so I don't have to manually set it back to zero?
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Go to preferences->plugins->metadata download plugins and customize the amazon plugin.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:49 PM   #5
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And here I was thinking it was Kovid working away in his workshop, night and day, quickly finding, buying, reading, and rating every book that got entered into Calibre. Kinda like the fridge-gnomes who turn off the light after you close the door.
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Go to preferences->plugins->metadata download plugins and customize the amazon plugin.
Great tip Kovid. That will make a big difference in my future downloads.
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When I download metadata, the rating field is usually filled in. ...Who decides?
One popular method among Calibré users is to have the star rating in all downloads set to "0," and after you have read the book, assign your own rating. This will also make clear which books you have read and which ones you haven't.
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