Talk:Difficulty and Terrain Ratings

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The rating system is hosted on ClayJar's site and was developed by ClayJar, Markwell, and Brokenwing.

Is it really's rating system?

Look at the credits again. I also had a hand in it. It was discussed on's forums, with Markwell and I perhaps doing the most wordsmithing. Brokenwing first captured it in code and Clayjar hosted it on his Web server. It is not's rating system. It is available for all to use. -- Scout

half star example

The half-star example for terrain is:

For example, a 1½-star terrain rating could indicate a very easy hike (easier than typical 2-star terrain), but a cache location that is not wheelchair accessible.

An anonymous edit changed that to:

For example, a 2½-star terrain rating could indicate an easy hike (easier than typical 3-star terrain), but a cache location that is more difficult to reach.

I think the 1½-star example is better, because it indicates the current practice of rating extremely easy hikes that are not wheelchair accessible as 1½-star terrain. Is there any reason to prefer the 2½-star example to the 1½-star example?
- niraD 00:23, 28 April 2010 (EDT)

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