Talk:2329: Universal Rating Scale

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There are several things that UNC might stand for, but to me none of them suggests a rating scale. Open to suggestions, of course. JohnB (talk) 00:10, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

I think the most likely candidate from w:UNC is the numismatic code for an uncirculated coin. —Scs (talk) 00:49, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Unified National Coarse is the name of a scale (not a rating on it) for thread sizes (for screws, nuts, bolts, etc.) 02:12, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

I don’t think A/AA/AAA are battery sizes, but rather credit rating. That is also consistent with their positions in the upper half of the scale.-- 00:37, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

A+ reminded me of European Union energy label ratings - but it is also in the credit rating list -- Bmwiedemann (talk) 01:31, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Does anyone know what "S" is a rating for? 01:35, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Satisfactory, top marks on USA elementary school report cards (or at least it was in the 1980s) 02:40, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

I think the faces are supposed to correspond to a face-based pain scale, which is supported by the fact that they occur at similar places to the pain scale and that the frowny face looks more like the frowny face from one of these charts than any traditional sad face emoji. 02:45, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

This listed F as standing for Fine under the coin grading scale. However, the coin grading scale runs from 0-70, and ordered Poor (P, or About Good, AG, depending on personal preference), Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF), Etremely Fine (XF), About Uncirculated (AU), and Uncirculated (UNC or MS, for Mint State, depending on personal preference). Because Fine is better than Good and Very Good on the coin grading scale, but F is worse than G and VG on Randall's Universal Rating Scale, F probably refers to the letter grade for schoolwork, rather than the coin grade of Fine. The G might also stand for a movie rating, but whether it is a movie rating or a coin grade, it's position would remain the same, so it's a moot point which it is. NErDysprosium (talk) 05:48, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

I know some video games and fantasy stories contain things that have a letter rating, typically starting a few letters into the alphabet and increasing as it gets closer to A, often with an S above that, but sometimes another rating above S labeled "EX" for "extra". These scales sometimes have additional ratings with a + or - attached, or increasing by repeating the letter 2 or 3 times in a row before going up to the next letter. Thus the same system might have both "AAA" and "S", but normally unlike this chart the S would be higher. In some cases it might end up topping out with something like "SSS+". This sort of thing is particularly common in stories originating in Japan which involve some sort of other world that contain some sort of features similar to a video game with some sort of "Adventurer's Guild" which would often have such a system. In particular there are quite a lot of Japanese novels that are like this, many of which containing strange or unique twists on otherwise common formulaic settings. Some of these both have official English translations or were later adapted into manga or anime, or oddly enough in quite a few cases were a self published thing posted online as a hobbyist before later being picked up by a publisher and being somewhat changed and re-written as a proper book. Many also have people making and posting online fan translations of them.-- 06:40, 7 July 2020 (UTC)