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From Encyclopedia Dramatica
|This article is not for dumping YouTube videos in, not at all.|
You can help by not adding unnecessary videos or downvoting previous videos so they don't fit.
Want to rate videos for Youtube? Then take this handy test to work out what all those stars are for!
In a world where kids today see things in black and white, Democrat and Republican, Emo and Ganguro, Atheist and Christian, there are only two ratings people give, 1 and 5. But now you know how to rate, let's see what the ratings mean.
A video receives 1 star when the peanut gallery particularly hates it. It could be a picture of a kitten being crushed, or a 12 year old whose parents just bought him an electric guitar murdering Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (PROTIP: It's not that hard to play). This is the most common rating for a video. These must be watched for their sheer comic value.
Your 2 star video is not completely awful, but bad enough for the majority of people to rate it 1 star. These may be terrible vlogs, attempts by old media to appeal to the younger generation, or something deeply unpopular, like Scientology, or a member of Anonymous doing what they do best - acting like a faggot. Avoid.
A video with 3 stars shows either an indifferent or polarized audience. Videos which elicit apathy are usually tl;dw vlogs or music videos by middle of the road rockers. Videos which polarize the audience include shit by atheists/christians, talking about Dawkins/God, and circle jerking their idol. To be avoided.
4 star videos are getting there, but lacking that certain something that pushes them to five stars. Usually contains a subject that everyone likes, such as tax refunds, kittens, decapitations and enemas. Don't know if want.
Lastly there are the five star videos. These videos are recognised to be epic in some way or another. You must watch every single one.
YouTube Ratings is part of a series on YouTube.