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Rating categories are pre-set adjectives (smart, popular, funny) which express an opinion about content. The 1-5 scale expresses the strength of that opinion.
For example, if you find a video entertaining, you can rate it 4/5 in the "like" category. If you also think it's stupid, you can rate it 2/5 in the "smart" category.
Users only receive rewards when others rate in the same category with the same sentiment sentiment (positive or negative). If you think something is smart, you only get rewarded if others do too, not if they think it’s funny.

Categories

Different categories exist to rate different things.
Category
Description
like
a measure of popularity (for content)
smart
a measure of popularity (for content)
funny
a measure of hilarity (for content)
chill
a measure of easy-goingness (for people)
useful
a measure of expertise (for people)
knowledgeable
a measure of utility (for courses)
engaging
a measure of interestingness (for courses)
easy
a measure of effort (for courses)
interesting
a measure of intrigue (for courses)
affordable
a measure of cost (for locations)
beautiful
a measure of beauty (for locations)

Why Categories Matter

Part of our mission to improve opinion-sharing is to add nuance. Oversimplification is one of the most frustrating and divisive aspect of the Internet. It is important to accurately represent social value within a specific field. Marylin Monroe was more popular than Albert Einstein. But Einstein was surely smarter, and Charlie Chaplin was funnier than both! An architect's opinion on food should not be trusted as much as a chef, just as you would not trust a chef to evaluate a building. This is why we distribute influence evenly and weight opinions separately.
Over time, we expect to add categories, allowing people to express their opinion more accurately and earn influence in specific fields of expertise. If you think we are missing a category, let us know!