Check out my most recent review. Maybe I’ve been too hard on this site….


  1. #1 coturnix
    July 10, 2006

    Dirty jokes?

  2. #2 DFX
    July 10, 2006

    Does it list the sex of the poster? 😉

  3. #3 Frank Schmidt
    July 10, 2006

    Zero for hot. Me too.

  4. #4 Evil Monkey
    July 10, 2006

    Bah, he posted it himself. 🙂

  5. #5 swivel-chair
    July 11, 2006

    I wish the people who built RateMyProfs had had a good prof like Jason in math or statistics: they would give enough info to understand what the hell the ratings mean. A “4” on what scale? What’s the range of Jason’s scores? Wouldn’t the median be a better one-number summary? What is “Overall Quality” since it’s not the average of the other scores? Is an above-average average really “Good”? Did the rater pass? Does a high “Easiness” score mean the work is easy or you approve of the difficulty level? How can somebody so adorable get a “0” on Hotness?!

    A system like Netflix’s would be better, where the ratings are weighted for raters with similar tastes.

  6. #6 Jason Rosenhouse
    July 11, 2006


    Yeah, I’ve often wondered what those rankings are supposed to mean. Mostly I just keep an eye on the written comments. Always good to know what people are syaing about you!

    Evil Monkey-

    I didn’t! Honest! If I posted one myself it would be some long-winded, self-critical diatribe that everyone would immediately recognize as me.


    It bugs me a lot more than it should that my students don’t find me hot. Especially since some of my fellow mathematicians do get the magic chili pepper.


    That’s exactly what my parents said when they saw that review.

  7. #7 SteveF
    July 12, 2006

    Wastes time, talks about random things! Superb.

    Shame we don’t have one in the UK for some of my TA performances, particularly those where I know less than 1st year undergraduates and resort to outrageous bluffing to cover for this!

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