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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2017, 07:02:25 AM »
pix, how deep do your ratings go? I know the American school system uses F as the worst grade, do you do the same?
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Re: Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2017, 12:00:48 PM »
pix, how deep do your ratings go? I know the American school system uses F as the worst grade, do you do the same?

F is on the scale (right after D; no D- or E) but remains theoretical, more rare than an A+. The longer I go without awarding one, the more negative prestige (in my head) seems attached to it. I've come close a few times, but I always seem to able to find something at least a little redemptive in most films. And I rationalize that, if the film were truly an F, I probably wouldn't have finished it and thus not graded it. It's all so complicated.

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Re: Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2017, 12:21:44 PM »
Perhaps the active presence of Fs in my ratings is thus explained because I don't make completion a necessary component of rating.

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Re: Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2017, 03:33:21 PM »
Which begs the second question: How come there is no E in the American grading system (and the British too, I suppose)?

Can you think of a couple of movies you have rated so?
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Re: Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2017, 03:40:24 PM »
I always thought E was skipped to avoid overlap with the other grading system of E(xcellent), S(atisfactory), N(eeds improvement), U(nsatisfactory). Plus, eailure isn't a word.

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Re: Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2017, 03:51:25 PM »
By that logic, surely the O, E, A, P, D and T grading system must have been the one on their minds?
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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2017, 04:00:03 PM »
(Wait, we changed threads? What sorcery is this?)
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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
(Wait, we changed threads? What sorcery is this?)

Rated E for Everyone.

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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #68 on: October 21, 2017, 05:14:28 PM »
(Wait, we changed threads? What sorcery is this?)

It was a remallio fusis curse (re-routing curse), very powerful, only a few can cast it.

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Re: Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #69 on: October 21, 2017, 08:41:41 PM »
Which begs the second question: How come there is no E in the American grading system (and the British too, I suppose)?

A, B, C and D are all considered (through high school) a passing grade.  F is separated from the others, and is short for "Fail".   So there are four "grades" and a "fail".

There used to be some grade systems that used E as fail instead of F, and there are some systems that use a "U" (unsatisfactory) or an "N" (non-passing) for the same meaning.  E is no longer used.
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