There’ll be more whinging about feedback this morning as eBay have changed the way feedback stars work. Rather than rounding to increments of half a star, they’re now in tenths of a star.
I’ve previously commented that – though eBay touted this as a system to allow buyers to distinguish between sellers – it failed on that score because most sellers have scores of 4 stars or more on all criteria. I’m sure that this latest tweak is an attempt to fine tune that system, but frankly it seems a bit pointless: there’s no real difference between a seller with 4.8s and a seller with 4.9s, just as there’s no real difference between a seller with 99.8% feedback and 99.9% feedback.
Of course, if they really do need to make site changes, we have a list of things that would actually be useful: maybe the star-makers could have a read.
Updated to add a link to the announcement.