NOTE That the term "score" does not reflect the purpose where this is used, some other more descriptive term has to be thought up, and articles pointing here updated respectively. Discussion on this should go to The talk page
Scores are features of most entities
It's basically just some range of integer numbers where a small number indicates dislike and a large number indicates liking something. They could be applied to types of countries for instance.
The idea of using the same scheme to calculate both positive and negative repute is generally advised against by those who study trust models. So this concept may not exist in the final Consumerium Services.
Alternate schemes proposed
A Fixed, Simple range of five levels
A Fixed, Simple range of seven levels
One idea is to use a seven step system for scores as follows:
- -3 Boycott
- -2 Strong Avoid
- -1 Avoid
- 0 Neutral
- 1 Support
- 2 Strong Support
- 3 Endorse
Variable, relative range
- A range from -1 to 1, using real values as score
- A range from -100 to 100 using integers as score
- A price premium using small units (cents) as score.
A fixed range could be converted to a relative range by dividing the score with abs(max) or abs(minimum) and multiplying it by the the maximum value of the fixed range. In a price premium system, it exists in the background anyway, and positive repute and negative repute may be calculated differently.